Explore an Organic Family Farm
All-natural organic foods are all the rage, it seems, all across the globe. More and more people are opting for organic foods which are foods produced from organic farming methods, certified in adherence with organic farming standards. When looking for a completely organic experience when in Hawaii, why not turn to an organic family farm for your fruits and veggies?
There are many organic farms throughout Hawaii. Let’s take a look at few:
ONO Organic Farms of Maui
A family-owned and operated farm on the Road to Hana, sells certified organic, hand-picked tropical fruit, coffee, and cacao on the southeastern portion of Haleakala volcano. Maui is the perfect environment for growing organic foods because the soil is lush and fertile. Taking advantage of the perfect conditions for growing tropical fruit, coffee and chocolate, ONO Farms is named after the Hawaiian word for “delicious.”
When you come to ONO, you can sample up to 12 varieties of tropical fruits and home-grown coffee and chocolate. Best part is, you can take a guided tour of the organic farm, but it’s best to make a reservation before heading here to be guaranteed a spot.
If you’re taking a ride along the Road to Hana, this is a must-stop for some fresh fruits that are so fresh it’s like you picked them yourself. This unique roadside market is where you can buy direct any day of the week between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can sample the seasonal, fresh organic produce before you buy it, plus have access to a variety of jams and jellies, coffees and chocolate beans.
Other organic farms include:
La Buena Vida Farm, Big Island:
This farm sells 100 percent pure organic Kona coffee, all handcrafted by third generation coffee growers.
Manae Farm, Molokai:
This small family run farm specializes in raising organic eggs, bananas, and pineapples, with the farm being run by solar power and mountain water.
Lualailua Ranch, Maui:
This family farm features six acres of abundant farmland that promotes total self-sustainability, located off the Road to Hana.
Piha Farm, Big Island:
Boasting 17 acres of farmland on the Hamakua, this organic farm grows fresh native fruits and vegetables.
Green Valley Farm, Oahu:
Right now, the farm specializes in beekeeping and tropical fruit but has plans to expand and include an organic vegetable garden, hydrophonics and aquaphonics.
Kona’s Earthly Delights Farm:
This ICS certified organic farm features eight acres producing mixed exotic tropical fruit, chocolate, macadamia nuts and coffee, as well as plenty of vegetables and herbs.
Fresh Starts, Oahu:
Organically grown produce like Strawberry, Basil, Catnip, Chive, Cilantro, Dill, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Mint, Oregano, Hot Peppers Spinach, Tomato and Chamomile.
Why not stop by an organic farm while in Hawaii? When you make a stop in Oahu, check out Hoku Hawaii Tours and we’ll hook you up with the perfect excursion.