Who’s growing what and where.
Slurp fruit from a cacao pod, sip a cup of just-roasted coffee, or sniff the intoxicating scent of lavender right from the stem: there’s a bounty of sensory experiences awaiting your discovery on the many farms across our islands.
Edible Hawaiian Islands wants to help you meet the people who grow the food (and flowers) of Hawai‘i. We present you with a selection of agricultural producers from across the islands assembled here separated by island with our farmers market guide. True to our mission, it’s a celebration of our family farmers and producers, in honor of their dedication to providing fresh, seasonal foods.
The variety of micro-climates in Hawai‘i enables year-round cultivation of both tropical and temperate plants. Tempt your senses with local, farm-fresh cheese and chocolate, honey and herbs, macadamia nuts and mangoes, aquaponic fish and avocados, heart-shaped anthuriums and exotic orchids, tender, edible fern shoots called pohole, and so much more.
Our Annual Farm Guide is a great resource for shopping local and supporting the hard-working agricultural community of Hawai‘i. Inside you will find farmers, ranchers, food producers, and supporters, conveniently divided by island with a legend designating each operation’s unique offerings. Before you head out for a visit, however, we advise reconfirming the information as offerings may have changed.
Mahalo to our Annual Farm Guide 2014 Sponsors:
Hawaii Agritourism Association (HATA), Ocean Vodka, Grand Wailea Resort and Spa, and Kahuku Farms. Each are invested in island food sustainability:
HATA helps farmers groom their operations for visitors while encouraging economic diversity through value-added products. Ocean Vodka produces handcrafted vodka and offers tours of its organic sugarcane farm and distillery on Maui, highlighting their commitment to the environment. The green award-winning Grand Wailea Resort on Maui, which serves thousands of meals on an average day, boasts its own fruit orchard, culinary herb garden, and rooftop apiary to raise honey for culinary and spa use. Operated by third-generation family farmers, Kahuku Farms on the North Shore of O‘ahu offers wagon-pulled tours through their commercial fields and a store featuring fresh produce, culinary and bath products, and a café menu.