Farms and Agriculture
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The coffee culture on the Island of Hawaii is especially strong. Started in the late 1820s, the farms and mills in the famous Kona coffee region, as well as Kau and other nearby areas, are renowned for their award-winning coffee beans, expert roasting and superior flavor. There are a handful of coffee plantations that offer tours, tastings and more.
When in Hawaii, eat as the locals eat. For an up-close introduction to local foods, explore the islands’ colorful farmers markets. Aside from a wide variety of fresh-picked vegetables, fruits and prepared foods—some of which you may not have seen before—you’ll find crafts, gifts, artwork and so much more.
Explore the Big Islands largest collection of Orchids. Over 1,000 on display in our Orchid Maze & for purchase. Join a behind the scenes Orchid Farm Tour and Tasting. Plant and take home your own baby orchid and leave room for dessert as you sample our Poha Ice Cream and shop our unique giftshop!
Tasting Kauai invites residents and visitors on a culinary romp through paradise. Learn how to buy local through educational and fun events while connecting with Kauai’s culture, aloha, people and land. A portion of all book and tour sales are donated to the Hawaii Food Bank - Kauai Branch.
Anaina Hou is a nonprofit gathering place on the North Shore of Kauai. We are pleased to offer Mini Golf & Gardens, a beautiful Food Court and Gift Store, hiking the Wai Koa Loop Trail to the historic Stone Dam, weekly Farmer’s Markets, a Playground and Skate Ramps, Kilauea Night Market and more.
Garden Island Chocolate is the premier gourmet Hawaiian chocolate company. We make organic dark chocolate bars,(85% cacao) chocolate truffles and a hot chocolate drink. We have guided chocolate farm tours and tastings every Mon, Wed, & Friday at 9:30am. The tours are very popular so book in advance.
Come visit our honey & bee farm in Captain Cook! Take a beekeeping farm tour & join us as we open a beehive. Sample our organic honeys, all produced from rare blossoms found on the Big Island, and browse our store and museum full of honey, beeswax products and beekeeping memorabilia.
Ancient Aquaculture in Hawaii
Built more than 1,000 years ago, this ingenious fishpond on Kauai is one of the finest examples of Hawaiian aquaculture.More
Molokai has many of these well-preserved fishponds located along its southern coast, most built 700-800 years ago.More