Order Fresh Leis

 

Aloha, 

Mahalo for your interest in our fresh flower leis, we apologize but due to global flower shortages

 WE ARE LONGER ACCEPTING ONLINE ORDERS FOR MAY AND JUNE 2022. 

 HOWEVER, WE WILL HAVE LEI IN STOCK!

SO PLEASE CALL THE STORE DIRECTLY TO CHECK AVAILABILITY A DAY OR TWO BEFORE YOU NEED YOUR LEI OR TO RESERVE/HOLD A LEI FROM STOCK ON HAND. 

206-633-5233

 

Here’s what’s happening with the fresh lei supply this year: 

We will certainly have lei available during May and June but we can’t be assured of exactly what varieties, colors or styles we will be receiving. Everyone who is trying to provide lei to folks, from Hawaii to Seattle, kama’aina to expats living in the Continental US, is up against a myriad of factors this year that makes predicting our lei supply nearly impossible. What lei make it to our store is a day to day rollercoaster and, we are grateful for whatever we get.

 Like many other businesses, the flower lei market has been impacted by  geo-politics, climate change and, of course, COVID fall out. Many of the flower farms continue to lose blooms due to abnormally high temperatures. Insect infestations have caused thousands of shipments of leis to be burned at their port of entry into the US. Most farms have severe labor shortages which is making it extremely difficult for them to maintain, pick, string, pack and ship the quantity of blossoms needed at this time of year. And then there is shipping… costs, have skyrocketed and spots on flights are at a premium.  A load of fresh fish will bump a load of fresh flowers, every time.  

At the Hawaii General Store we certainly understand the importance of a fresh flower lei, especially at this time of year. Students, families and everyone, really, have been through a lot over the past few years and we (and the people who supply us) are working tirelessly to insure that we will have fresh lei for you and your loved one on their special day.

Please understand that we may have to substitute the lei you ordered with one of a similar style and price range and know that we are trying to keep our prices as reasonable as possible given all of our increased costs.

Mahalo nui for your understanding.

The Hawaii General Store 'Ohana

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