Hawaii’s Top Organic Food Sources

Hawaii is home to many organic farms. These farms can be separated into two categories: those that bear the USDA certification label and those that do not. Many farms practice organic farming methods but do not have the resources to go through the costly certification process.

Hawaii Top Organic Sources

For the sake of simplicity and purpose of this article, we only outline the best in certified organic food sources, although we do recognize the sustainable efforts of so many small farms throughout the Hawaiian Islands.

  • Ono Organic Family Farm

  • Hana Ranch

  • Hana Fresh

  • Kumu Farms

  • Kupa’a Farms

  • Mohala Farms

  • Ma’o Organic Farms

  • Kahumana Organic Farm

  • Poamoho Organic Produce

  • Maui Bees

  • Kawailoa Farm

  • Kauai Organic Farms

  • Olana Organic Farm

  • Princeville Botanical Gardens (Ono Organics)

  • Kolo Kai Organic Farm

  • Moloa’a Organica’a

  • Kanalani Ohana Farm

  • Kona Keei

  • Pahoa Hostel & Poho’iki Organic Farm

  • Pu’u O Hoku Ranch

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Ono Organic Family Farm

Ono Organic Farms is a 50-acre farm in East Maui specializing in organic fruit, organic cacao, and organic coffee beans. The property includes thousands of tropical fruit trees. All produce is hand picked. The family-owned farm of 42 years recently started making organic bath products like dry rubs and bath butters. They are certified organic by International Certification Services and are Maui’s original organic farm. They also partner with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, a government agency aimed at conserving soil, water and other natural resources.

Ono Organic Farms has a roadside market every day from 10-6 selling organic produce, jams and jellies, seasoning and coffee. They also do daily tasting tours for $35, including samples of at least 12 tropical fruits, chocolate and homegrown Arabica coffee. Their tours are known to be exceptional with abundant samples, delicious fresh produce, and interesting and knowledgeable tour guides.

Ono Organic Farms ships coffee and other packaged products worldwide. For more information, visit their website at onofarms.com.

  • Ono Organic Farms specializes in organic fruit, organic cacao, and organic coffee beans.
  • 50 acre property, family owned for over 42 years.
  • Daily tasting tours available for $35, includes samples of at least 12 tropical fruits, chocolate and homegrown Arabica coffee.
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Hana Ranch

Hana Ranch is a 3,600-acre Hana farm and ranch in Maui that grows seasonal organic fruits and vegetables and raises 1,500 grass-fed cattle under the Maui Cattle Company brand. They are certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and does not use synthetic pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers. In 2014, Hana Ranch planted 10 acres of organic farmland on the ranch. Produce is available at the Hana Ranch farm stand Wednesdays and Fridays from 8-4. Maui Cattle Company products are served in dozens of restaurants on Maui and sold at both large and small grocery stores including Hawaiian Moons and Foodland.

Hana Ranch products are also available at several restaurants and grocery stores around Maui as well as on Oahu, and at the Wednesday Market organic farmers market in upcountry. They recently opened a restaurant in Paia, Hana Ranch Provisions, serving farm-to-table food from the ranch. The restaurant and bakery feature organic cooking from scratch which includes house-made bread, fresh juices and ingredient-focused dishes. For more information, visit their website at hanaranch.com.

  • Hana Ranch has 3,600 acres of land producing many seasonal produce and 1,500 grass-fed cattle.
  • Produce available in restaurants and grocery stores in Maui and Oahu and Wednesday’s famers market in upcountry.
  • Hana Ranch Provisions, a new restaurant in Paia serves farm-to-table food from the ranch.
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Hana Fresh

Hana Fresh is an all-organic farm and farm stand in Hana offering organic fruits and vegetables from their nearby farm. The Hana Fresh farm is a 7-acre piece of land growing over 100 different fruits, vegetables, herbs, and medicinal crops. The farm stand is open Monday-Friday 8-3 and Saturday 9-3. They provide chef-prepared breakfast and lunch items as well as fresh produce, smoothies, and bowls to enjoy at a nearby picnic table or on the go.

Menu items include omelettes, paninis, sandwiches, poke bowls, pastries and salads. The menu is seasonal and reflects the current harvest cycle. Hana Fresh produce is also available at select markets and restaurants around Maui.

Hana Health, the overriding health center in charge of the farm, is a federally qualified health center providing medical services for residents of Maui County, regardless of their ability to pay. The non-profit offers a sliding fee scale for health services. For more information on the health center, farm, and farm stand, visit their website at hanahealth.org.

  • Hana Fresh produces over 100 different fruits, vegetables, herbs, and medicinal crops on their 7-acre land.
  • Farm stand, breakfast, and lunch available as well as to-go items.
  • Menu is seasonal and serves omelettes, paninis, sandwiches, poke bowls, pastries, salads, smoothies, and bowls
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Kumu Farms

Kumu Farms is part of the enormous Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu in Maui. Fresh produce from their fields is sold at their farm stand at the entrance to the plantation Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 am – 4 pm, with discounted produce offered on Saturdays. They also supply various Maui restaurants with their produce.

Kumu Farms grows organic vegetables like eggplant, carrots, cabbage, kale, chard, peppers, tomatoes, beets, fennel, radishes, turnips, arugula, herbs, and green beans. Their organic fruits include mangos, strawberry sunrise papayas, apple bananas, and pineapple.

The farm hosts outdoor music, tropical weddings and has a country store. For more information, visit their website at mauitropicalplantation.com.

  • Kumu Farms located on Maui Tropical Plantation.
  • Farm stand sell fresh produce Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm.
  • The Mill House Restaurant on Maui Tropical Plantation serves Kumu Farm vegetables.
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Kupa’a Farms

Kupa’a Farms is a four-acre organic Maui farm specializing in organic produce and award-winning coffee. They offer a 2-hour informative tour of the Kula farm by appointment and also farm-to-table dinner events, courses, workshops and lectures.

Their produce is available by market and community supported agriculture program (CSA). The CSA is a weekly program where purchasers receive a box of seasonal fruits and vegetables. Their market produce sells every Saturday from 8 am-12 pm at 1300 Lower Kula Road or until they sell out. They sell lettuce, kale, arugula, cucumber, papaya, banana, Lili koi spread, fresh pressed sugar cane juice, farm-made sauerkraut, kimchi and coffee. The CSA box is available every Friday for $30 and includes 12-14 different types of fruit and vegetables.

They have several volunteer opportunities including long stay work trade experiences. On Mondays, volunteers are welcome to come learn about the farm and plant and weed starting at 7:30 am. In exchange for the help, Kupa’a Farms offers volunteers a box of produce with similar contents as their CSA boxes. For more information, visit their website at kupaafarms.org.

  • Kupa Farms in Kula grows organic produce and award-winning coffee on the 4-acre land.
  • Tours available by appointment and also farm-to-table dinner events, courses, workshops and lectures.
  • CSA box of fresh produce available for pick up for delivery to your door.
  • Volunteer opportunity every Monday mornings to plant and weed in exchange for a box of produce.
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Mohala Farms

Mohala Farms is a six-acre organic farm on the North Shore of Oahu. The farm is run as a non-profit organization with a focus on sustainable agriculture, education, and cultural and creative arts in the community. Mohala Farms grows collard greens, kale, a variety of lettuces, arugula, green beans, turnips, radishes, tatsoi, tomatoes, parsley, cilantro, thyme, oregano, basil, rosemary, mint, lemongrass and chives.

They also grow taro, breadfruit and sweet potato on a seasonal basis. Their fruit trees produce papayas, bananas, Lilikoi, lemons, limes, mango and avocados.

Mohala Farms also offers a CSA program weekly. The contents are always changing, and Mohala Farms welcomes suggestions and requests. For more information, visit their website at mohalafarms.org.

  • Mohala Farms is located on North Shore of Oahu with six-acres of land.
  • Registered as a non-profit organization with sustainable agriculture, education, and creative arts and cultural activities.
  • Also has a weekly CSA program.
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Ma’o Organic Farms

Ma’o Organic Farms is a 24-acre organic farm located on the west side of Oahu. They grow a variety of organic produce including arugula, mustard greens, cauliflower, mizuna, parsley, purplette onion, Meyer lemons, mango, taro, Tahitian lime, turnip, green onion, fennel, eggplant, kale, broccoli, beets, cilantro, carrots and much more.

Ma’o also offers a CSA box either weekly or bi-monthly for periods of eight weeks at a time. The box has a variety of in-season fruits and vegetables and creates a mutually beneficial direct relationship between farmer and consumer.

Ma’o is committed to uplifting the local community and especially the keiki and offer several community outreach programs. One such program is their Farm-to-Fork program for local schools where kids can visit the farm on a field trip for a hands-on experience into farming and healthy eating. On the last Saturday of each month, they also have a G.I.V.E. day (get involved, volunteer environmentally). Visitors are welcome to the farm to volunteer on these days but must make a reservation in advance. More information is available by visiting their website at maoorganicfarms.org.

  • Located on the west side of Oahu, Ma’o Organic Farm grows produce on its 24-acre farm.
  • Also offers a CSA box option.
  • Ma’o Farms offers programs for local schools where kids come experience farming and eating healthy.
  • On the last Saturday of each month, they also have a G.I.V.E. day (get involved, volunteer environmentally) for volunteers.
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Kahumana Organic Farm

Kahumana is a unique organic farm and community space in west Oahu in the Lualualei Valley. The 50-acre property is shared between farmers, social workers, social entrepreneurs, people transitioning from homelessness, visitors, locals, youth, people with disabilities and many others. They blend a whole host of holistic and non-profit services into their organic farm and café, retreat and learning center, and commercial kitchen for school lunches.

The farm is the heart of the community and has been strictly organic since it was founded in 1978. They use methods such as biodynamics, aquaponics, composting, natural farming and restorative agriculture.

Kahumana’s commitment to the community is evident in their school to farm programs among others. They offer farm tours of half and full days as well as overnight camps for students from elementary school to college and adult learners. They also have a farm-stay retreat program where guests can learn about organic farming, do yoga, swim and eat fresh food from the farm.

Kahumana also participates in a CSA box program as well as selling their food in an on-farm café. Their daily specials include locally caught fish, grass-fed free-range beef, and soups, salads, and desserts from freshly harvested fruits and vegetables. For more information, visit their website at kahumana.org.

  • Kahumana Farm is located on the west side of Oahu on a 50-acre property.
  • The community involvement thrives here as they offer students fro elementary school to college and all adults farm tours, overnight camps, and retreat programs to learn about farming, yoga, swim , eating fresh produce.
  • Also has offers CSA boxes.
  • Their farm café offers fish, grass-fed free-range beef, and soups, salads, and desserts from freshly harvested fruits and vegetables.
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Poamoho Organic Produce

Poamoho Organic Produce is the largest certified organic farm on Oahu. They are primarily a tropical fruit orchard and have been growing organic fruits on the North Shore since 1999. They specialize in mango, papaya, lychee, longan, avocado, breadfruit, jackfruit, herbs and citrus fruits. Recently, Poamoho has also started growing select vegetables as well. Their products are available in select restaurants on Oahu like Alan Wong’s and The Pineapple Room as well as several small natural foods grocers and Whole Foods.

Poamoho offers tours of the farm for those interested in organic farming and also work with the University of Hawaii to conduct organic trials and educational and experimental opportunities for researchers on the farm.

  • Largest certified organic farm on Oahu, operating since 1999.
  • Mainly tropical fruit orchards with mango, papaya, lychee, longan, avocado, breadfruit, jackfruit, herbs and citrus fruits.
  • Poamoho is available at select restaurants, Alan Wong’s and The Pineapple Room, as well as several small natural foods grocers and Whole Foods.
  • Tour of farm available.
  • Conducts research collaborating with University of Hawaii.
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Maui Bees

Maui Bees is a family business that produces pure and artisanal Maui honey on the slopes of Mt. Haleakala. Their honey is naturally harvested, and 100% cold processed. Their wild and raw honey is delicious, and we love that they perform sustainable business practices when making their products.

Maui Bees has two seasonal honey harvests during the year: Summer and Winter.

During the Summer months, bees collect nectar from the Wilelaiki trees that grow on the Leeward side of Mt. Haleakala. Summer honey has a singular appearance and flavor– lightly colored with a simple floral note. During the winter, the bees collect nectar from Mt. Haleakala’s Eucalyptus, Silky Oak, Avocado, and Ohia Lehua trees. The Winter honey is darker in color, and the flavor is more complex with caramel and butterscotch notes.

Besides honey, Maui Bees ethically manufactures a wide variety of products. Items include organic baked goods, packaged goods, sauces, jams, teas, coffee, and more.

Maui Bees products can be purchased through their website and at a variety of organic grocery stores in Hawaii. If you’re on Maui, you can find Maui Bees products at Mana Foods in Paia. For visitors that would like to visit the Maui Bees farm facility, they offer weekly beekeeper workshops and agricultural farm tours.

  • Produces artisanal Maui honey on the slopes of Mt. Haleakala.
  • Summer and Winter seasonal honey harvests during the year.
  • Offers beekeeper workshops & agricultural farm tours weekly.

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Kawailoa Farm

Kawailoa Farm is a 3.5-acre organic farm in Hale’iwa owned and operated by Ted Nakamura for the past 20 years. Kawailoa has been certified USDA organic for 10 of those years. Kawailoa Farm primarily grows papayas, asparagus, several varieties of long beans, eggplant, mango, okra and several varieties of winged beans. Their products are available at the Hale’iwa Farmers Market on Sundays from 9 am to 1 pm.

They are also sold at Down to Earth, Whole Foods and Kokua Market on Oahu. The farm is constantly recruiting individuals interested in becoming organic farmers to mentorship programs with Ted. Please visit the farm for more information.

  • Operated by Ted Nakamura for the last 20 years on a 3.5-acre propert on Oahu.
  • Products available at Hale’iwa Farmers Market, Down to Earth, Whole Foods and Kokua Market.
  • Ted offers mentorship programs for those interesting in becoming organic farmers.
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Kauai Organic Farms

Kauai Organic Farms is a family owned and operated organic farm on the North Shore of Kauai. Originally from Michigan, husband and wife owners Phil and Linda Green have owned the farm for the past 10 years. Kauai Organic Farms started as just a four-acre operation growing ginger and has since expanded to turmeric and galangal, employing 15 people. They are constantly growing and experimenting with new growing techniques and cover cropping.

They primarily sell wholesale bulk quantities of their three products, which can be ordered by email, phone or online in 30-40 pound boxes. They have recently begun wholesale of organic ginger, turmeric and galangal purees due to a high demand for the products. They currently do business with a variety of gourmet kitchens and beverage, spice and tea manufacturers. Note that their products are grown seasonally and only available during certain months of the year. They ship to anywhere in the United States within 3-5 days of harvest. For more information or to order products online, visit their website at kauaiorganicfarms.com.

  • A family owned and operated organic farm on the North Shore of Kauai
  • Specializes in growing ginger, turmeric, and galangal.
  • Typically sell wholesale bulk (30-40 pounds) of these 3 items.
  • Newest products have been ginger, turmeric, and galangal purees due to high demand.
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Olana Organic Farm

Olana Organic Farm is a community-driven farm on Kauai just a few miles from Kilauea. The three-acre organic permaculture farm grows fruits and vegetables and also offers a farm-stay, healing arts, retreats, events and opportunities to volunteer.

Olana Organic Farm specializes in papaya, banana, avocado, kale, green beans, beets, eggs, basil, parsley, kaffir lime leaf, green onion, thyme, oregano, rosemary, marjoram, chives, cut flowers, cherry tomato and Swiss chard. They grow year round and also offer more than 30 seasonal fruits and vegetables including carrots, ginger, spinach, mint, lychee, pineapple, Lili koi and arugula to name just a few. They sell their products through wholesale and also at Namahana Farmers Market on Saturdays at 9 am and Kilauea Sunshine Market Thursdays at 4:30 pm.

However, Olana Organic Farm is so much more than just a farm. They host interns and volunteers through the Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms program (WWOOF), with both resident and non-resident internships. Olana Organic Farm also offers a farm-stay for those interested in lodging in their ocean-view suite. In addition, Olana Organic Farm has a variety of activities including farm tours, farm-to-table dinners and educational workshops for the community. For more information, visit their website at olanafarm.org.

  • Olana Organic Farms has a 3 acre farming property on Kauai.
  • Their produce is available through wholesale and also at Namahana Farmers Market on Saturdays at 9 am and Kilauea Sunshine Market Thursdays at 4:30 pm.
  • WWOOFing volunteer opportunity, retreat, events, and farm-stay available.
  • Many activeties such as farm tours, farm-to-table diners, and educational workshops for the community.
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Princeville Botanical Gardens (Ono Organics)

Princeville Botanical Gardens is a 10.6-acre organic farm in Moloaa, Kauai. They have 70 varieties of fruit trees on the property and produce like apple bananas, arugula, avocados, beets, carrots, cherry tomatoes, eggplant, herbs, kale, lettuce, mango, radish, scallions, snow peas, soursop and tomatillo. Their goods are available at Papaya Natural Foods & Café and the Kauai Community Market on Saturdays.

  • A 10.6 acre farm in Moloaa, Kauai.
  • Produce available at Papaya Natural Foods & Café and the Kauai Community Market on Saturdays.
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Kolo Kai Organic Farm

Kolo Kai Organic Farm is located on the northeast side of Kauai and specializes in turmeric, white ginger, yellow ginger, galangal and Thai ginger. The farm chooses to ship directly to individuals, food cooperatives and small businesses rather than sell wholesale.

The products make it to the destination within just 10 days of the harvest date. The farm has been around since 1980 and originally focused on growing a variety of fruits and vegetables but decided to focus on ginger and turmeric in 1999. They currently produce over an acre of ginger and turmeric each year and export about 90% to the mainland. However, Kolo Kai Organic Farm still grows some fruits and vegetables for local markets.

  • Kolo Kai Organic Farm is located on the northeast side of Kauai .
  • Specializes in growing turmeric, white ginger, yellow ginger, galangal and Thai ginger.
  • Sells directly to individuals, food cooperatives and small businesses rather than wholesale.
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Moloa’a Organica’a

Moloa’a Organica’a is a 28.5-acre organic farm that has been on Kauai for over 13 years. They are the largest organic farm on the island – specializing in high quality, organic products like tropical fruits, organic produce, medicinal herbs and native edibles. Currently, Moloa’a Organica’a products are available at five weekly farmers’ markets: Tuesdays in Waipa at 2 pm, Wednesdays in Kapa’a at 3 pm, Thursdays in Kilauea at 4:30 pm, and Saturdays in Hanalei at 9:30 am and Kilauea at 9 am.

They are also used in several restaurants on Kauai including Papaya’s, Harvest Market, the Westin and Healthy Hut to name just a few. Moloa’a Organica’a also sells to over a dozen health foods stores on the island.

They offer extensive 2-hour tours of the farm for $40 per person on Fridays from 10 am-noon and 2-4 pm. Admission for children under 18 is only $20, and for children under eight is free. The tour includes free samples of coconut and seasonal fruit, a well-rounded educational experience, and tours of the orchard and vegetable garden.

Moloa’a Organica’a Farm also welcomes volunteers to the farm. For more information, please visit their website at moloaaorganicaa.com.

  • Moloa’a Organica’a is a 28.5-acre organic farm on Kauai.
  • Moloa’a Organica’a products are available at five weekly farmers’ markets: Tuesdays in Waipa at 2 pm, Wednesdays in Kapa’a at 3 pm, Thursdays in Kilauea at 4:30 pm, and Saturdays in Hanalei at 9:30 am and Kilauea at 9 am.
  • Offers a 2-hour farm tours with free samples of coconut and seasonal fruit on Fridays from 10 am-noon and 2-4 pm.
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Kanalani Ohana Farm

Kanalani Ohana Farm is an organic coffee farm at the bottom of Mauna Loa on the Big Island. They specialize in 100% estate-grown, organic Kona coffee and also sell jams made from fruits and vegetables grown on the property. It is a family operation, and they handpick and dry all of their coffee beans. They then roast their coffee beans in small quantities right before they ship out. Their farm has been organic for over 15 years, so their soil is pure and free of chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers.

Kanalani Ohana Farm also offers several community-supported agriculture (CSA) options. Their coffee CSA box allows customers to choose to receive a half or whole pound of coffee once a month for a year. They also have a jam CSA delivering one jam per month for a year. Their jams come in a wide range of flavors including Lili koi, rose petal, guava, lulo, tangerine and lime. Their products are available at the Keauhou Farmers Market and online at kanalanifarm.org.

  • Kanalani Ohana Farm is located on the Big Island.
  • Specializes in 100% estate-grown, organic Kona coffee.
  • Handpick and dry all of their coffee beans and roasts the in small quantities.
  • Offers CSA with option of receiving half or whole pound of coffee once a month.
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Kona Keei

Kona Keei is an organic farm in South Kona on the Big Island. Like many organic farms, they also offer unique work-study opportunities for young farmers. Interns can study agronomy and soil science and gain hands on experience at the farm. Kona Keei provides a balance of theory courses and field work. They then learn how to distribute to wholesale retailers and natural food stores.

The seven-acre farm in Honaunau grows macadamia nuts, mango, avocado, breadfruit, coffee, tea, cacao, figs, kava, sugarcane, taro, vanilla, lemons, oranges, star apples and more than 30 other exotic fruits. The farm sits on a piece of land just five minutes from Kealakekua Bay, a popular snorkeling beach, and 10 minutes from Captain Cook.

  • Kona Keei is a 7-acre farm located in South Kona on the Big Island.
  • Offers unique work-study opportunities for young farmers and interns to learn about agronomy and soil science and gain hands on experience at the farm.
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Pahoa Hostel & Poho’iki Organic Farm

The Pahoa Hostel and Poho’iki Organic Farm are a unique hostel and farm on the Big Island. Pohoiki Organics is a 5-acre organic farm just one mile from Isaac Hale Beach Park in Pohoiki. It sits on the breezy slope of Mt. Kilauea not far from the coast. The farm offers a work exchange program for those who would like to stay at their hostel in this prime location for free.

In exchange for lodging, guests are expected to put in two hours per day of work on the farm. The organic farm has a variety of fruit trees like coconut, avocado, passion fruit, and guava as well as taro, herbs and vegetables. There are also nearby spearfishing opportunities as well as local fisherman selling ahi and Mahi-mahi. For more information, visit their website at pahoahostel.com.

  • The Pahoa Hostel and Poho’iki Organic’s 5-acre farm are located on the Big Island.
  • Farm offers work exchange of 2 hours for lodging.
  • Has variety of fruit trees like coconut, avocado, passion fruit, and guava as well as taro, herbs and vegetables.
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Pu’u O Hoku Ranch

Pu’u O Hoku Ranch in Molokai is a family-owned and operated organic ranch and farm specializing in biodynamic farming methods. It’s also a retreat center and a trip back in time. The rustic accommodations and scenery are a glimpse into “Old Hawaii” before the commercialization of the islands. The ranch raises free-range cattle in all grass pastures and offers hunting of axis deer and wild pig on property.

They’ve also been growing organic agricultural for 25 years. They currently grow and sell kava root, kale, chard, Japanese eggplant, cherry tomatoes, lettuce, herbs, lychee, apple bananas, avocados and papaya.

Pu’u O Hoku Ranch has a ranch store on site and also ships products to the mainland. Guests at the ranch can indulge in meals prepared entirely from ingredients from the ranch. They also provide work-study programs for interested students. For more information, visit their website at puuohoku.com.

  • Pu’u O Hoku Ranch in Molokai specializes in biodynamic farming methods.
  • A rustic retreat center that takes you back in time of “Old Hawaii.”
  • Ranch raises free-range cattle, offers hunting of axis deer and wild pig.
  • Farm grows kava root, kale, chard, Japanese eggplant, cherry tomatoes, lettuce, herbs, lychee, apple bananas, avocados and papaya.
  • Ranch store offers prepared meals with fresh ingredients from the ranch.
  • Offers work-study programs for students.
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Hawaii is fortunate to have hundreds of certified organic farms throughout the eight main islands. Rich, volcanic soil, abundant rainfall, and year round tropical climate create ideal growing conditions. We would love to hear about your organic farm, large or small.

Many of these farms also offer unique opportunities to intern or volunteer on the farm, and several also offer community programs that work with local schools as well as healing retreats and rehabilitation programs.

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