About the HFSA
The Hawaii Florists & Shippers Association, a non-profit organization, was established in 1948. Since then, HFSA has served its members, now over 400 strong, in the floral and ornamental horticulture industry.
The Association works to build your business opportunities and reduce your costs of operation. HFSA has several important goals: to seek support from federal, state and county government for funds to support our floriculture industries; to cooperate with government regulatory agencies to create and to maintain beneficial programs-i.e., to build and maintain trade opportunities to export our products—through trade shows, design shows, and improved air transportation rates; to offer incentives and opportunities for students to enter our industry, through the awarding of scholarships.
Our mission statement
"To foster the growth and success of the floral and ornamental horticultural industry by actively supporting HFSA members through benefits and innovative programs"
HFSA was founded in 1948 and is an organization of florists, growers and shippers, nurseries and support industries directly connected to the horticultural industry. There are over 400 statewide members and each island is represented on the board.
Since our beginning over 50 years ago, the Hawaii Florists & Shippers Association has grown to over 400 statewide members, which include florists, growers, cut flowers and foliage shippers, nurseries and support industries directly connect to the horticulture industry.
A large part of our growth in recent years results from our effort to lower our individual business costs. Specifically, HFSA has maintained a shipping agreement with FedEx which provides a substantial discount on air freight for our members, and we are currently working on offering Workman's Comp and HMO/Group Health insurance as well these programs will help to lower costs for small businesses.
In HFSA, board members are assigned specific committees, such as transportation, legislation, special programs and regulatory issues. Each island has its own vice-president representative who will voice your concerns and specific needs at our monthly meetings. In addition, each member is sent our quarterly newsletter which keeps everyone abreast of new developments and activities. We encourage you and others in the horticulture industry to join us and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.