Saturday, May 23 is Edible Hawaiian Islands Statewide Farm Day and we want you to invite your friends and family to get localicious with your neighborhood farmers.
Your mission? Get to know your local farms and farmers around the state of Hawai’i. Head out to meet your growers- visit a farm, take a farm tour, or shop at your local farmer’s market.
Our vision? As a community, we celebrate family farmers and producers and in doing so inspire people to buy fresh, seasonal food.
Cacao, coffee, lavender, tropical flowers, sugar cane, fruits and vegetables and so much more…there’s a bounty of sensory experiences awaiting your discovery on the many farms on each of our Hawaiian Islands.
Hawaii Sea Spirits Organic Farm and Distillery is thrilled to sponsor the second annual Farm Day. Tours are offered every 30 minutes between 9:30 – 4:00 and include a sampling of both OCEAN Organic Vodka and Deep Island Hawaiian Rum. In addition, take home a complimentary souvenir shot glass at the completion of a tour!
Curious about what goes on at one of the only vodka farms in the world? Walking through the two-year-old farm (open in April 2013) you will be amazed at just how fast a farm can grow together. The tour includes information on what it means to be certified organic, the difference that hand harvesting makes, sustainability, and organic spirit making.
Sugar cane first arrived in Hawaii as early as 600 AD, but not until the late 1800’s did it become a key player in the evolution of commerce in the state of Hawai’i. Take an exploration through the history of sugar cane in Hawaii as you walk through a row of 27 different native Polynesian varietals cultivating on the farm.
If you are lucky, you might run into Master Distiller Bill Scott in the distillery, constantly working on producing quality spirits and the conceptualization of new spirit lines. Visit the bottling room, where employees and family share the responsibility of painstakingly hand bottling every bottle of OCEAN that hits the market.