Category: Kaua‘i

Kaua‘i Farm Tours

FEHRING FAMILY FARM
Farm Tours, Farm Stays & Events
4320 Wailapa Road,
Kiluea HI 96754
808-652-5274
www.fehringfamilyfarm.com

GROVE FARM MUSEUM
Sugar Cane History
4050 Nawiliwili Road,
Lihue HI 96766
808-845-3202
www.grovefarm.org

HO’OPULAPULA HARAGUCHI RICE MILL
Taro & Rice Farm Tours
5-5070 Kuhio Highway #A,
Hanalei HI 96714
808-651-3399
www.haraguchiricemill.org

KAUAI COFFEE PLANTATION
Coffee Tours
870 Halewilli Road,
Kalaheo HI 96766
808-545-8605
www.kauaicoffee.com

KAUAI FARMACY
Farm Tours, Tastings & Shop
4731 G Kuawa Road,
Kilauea HI 96754
808-828-6525
www.kauaifarmacy.com

KAUAI SUGARLOAF PINEAPPLE FARM TOUR
White Pineapple
PO Box 533, Kilauea HI 96754 808-635-0061
www.kauaisugarloaf.com

KILOHANA PLANTATION
Locally Grown Fruits & Vegetables
3-2087 Kaumualii Highway,
Lihue HI 96766
808-245-5609
www.kilohanakauai.com

KOLOA RUM COMPANY STORE & TASTING ROOM
Locally Made Rum Tasting Room
3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy,
Lihue HI 96766
808-246-8900
www.koloarum.com/tasting-room

LYDGATE FARMS
Chocolate Farm Tours
5730 Olohena Road,
Kapa’a HI 96746
808-821-1857
www.lydgatefarms.com

NANI MOON MEADERY
Mead Tasting Room
4-939 D Kuhio Highway,
Kapa’a HI 96746
808-651-2453
www.nanimoonmead.com

NATIONAL TROPICAL BOTANICAL GARDEN
Spouting Horn Park
4425 Lawa’i Road, Koloa 96756
808-742-2623
www.ntbg.org

THE VANILLERY OF KAUAI
Vanilla
5956 Lokelani Road,
Kapa’a HI 96746
503-807-8329
www.Vanillery.com

Kaua‘i Farmers’ Markets, CSA & Food Hubs

Farmers’ Markets

ANAINA HOU COMMUNITY PARK FARMERS’ MARKET
5-2723 Kuhio Hwy, Kilauea
Saturday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
anainahou.org
808-346-7611
market@anainahou.org
Contact: Joel Kauffman

HALE HALAWAI HANALEI FARMERS’ MARKET
Hale Halawai ‘Ohana O Hanalei
5299 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei
Saturday 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
halehalawai.org
808-826-1011
farmersmarket@halehalawai.org
Contact: Tanya Nu’uhiwa Gomez

KAUAI SUNSHINE MARKET
4-1604 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa
Wednesday 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

KAUAI SUNSHINE MARKET
Hanapepe Park
Thursday 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
kauai.gov/sunshinemarkets

PUHI PARK PRODUCE
3-1850 Kaumuali’i Highway, Lihue
Saturday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
grovefarm.com
808-245-3678
info@grovefarm.com

MONDAY PAU HANA MARKET
3-2600 Kaumuali’i Highway, Lihue
Monday 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
kukuigrovecenter.com
808-245-7784
Info@kukuigrovecenter.com
Contact: Mellisa McFerrin Warrack

WAIPA FARMERS’ MARKET
5-5785 A Kuhio Highway, Hanalei
Tuesday 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
waipafoundation.org
808-826-9969
info@waipafoundation.org

CSA & Food Hubs

NOURISH HANALEI
P. O. Box 526, Hanalei
www.nourishhanalei.com
808-431-3023
Contact: Maile Ben-Dor
nourishhanalei@gmail.com

MÅLAMA KAUA‘I
P.O. Box 1414, Kilauea
www.malamakauai.store
808-828-0685
Contact: Anni Caporuscio
megan@malamakauai.org

LANIPO FARM
P. O. Box 322, Lihue
www.lanipofarm.com
808-349-4324
Contact: Bryna Storch
farm@lanipofarm.com

KAUAI KUNANA DAIRY
4552 Kapuna Rd, Kilauea
www.kauaikunanadairy.com/csa
808-651-5046
Contact: Ryan Wooton
kauaikunanadairy@gmail.com

MONKEYPOD FARM BOX
Pickup address provided after ordering
www.monkeypodjam.com/collections/csa-kauai-glory-farm
808-378-4208
Contact: Aletha Thomas
aletha.thomas@monkeypodjam.com

1570 Maikalani St. Hilo, HI, 96720
808-339-3594
Contact: Kea Keolani

Robert Kanna’s Kaua’i Clams

Robert Kanna encountered his first shellfish growing up on Kaua‘i’s west side. “My dad would go diving and we’d play in the tide pools and salt ponds,”recalls Kanna. His interest in sea creatures piqued, Kanna attended Oregon State University where he earned a degree in fisheries science.

After returning to Hawai‘i, a stint at O‘ahu’s Oceanic Institute led Kanna to a job in aquaculture on Kaua‘i’s west side where he started farming Pacific white shrimp, sold as Kauai Shrimp.

Today Kanna is the farm manager for Sunrise Capital, owners of Kauai Shrimp. With 40 one-acre and 8 half-acre ponds dotting the hot, dry Mānā coastal plain on Kaua‘i’s west side, the farm now raises Kauai Clams.

Mercenaria mercenaria, known as littleneck clams or simply hard clams, occur naturally along North America’s eastern seaboard. The farm starts with 4 mm clam “seeds” from Florida and New Jersey which are shipped to Kaua‘i planted in upwellers and later cages. Salt water pumped from 500-foot deep wells passes continuously over the clams for 11 months, providing them with oxygen and phytoplankton until they’re big enough for market.

Kanna’s crew currently harvests only about 125 pounds a week, which is quickly bought up by local chefs and two Kaua‘i grocers: Ishihara Market in Waimea and both Foodland stores on the island. Outside of Kaua‘i the only place you’ll find these clams is Mama’s Fish House on Maui.

What are Kauai Clams like? Above all, they’re fresh—reaching market just a day or two after being harvested. Kanna’s favorite way to eat them is raw: “No shoyu, no lemon, no nothing,” he says—just straight from the shell. “The flavor is amazing.”