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“You can make a million things from the cashew fruit itself,” said Linda Neuman, co-owner of Neu Mana Hui Farm. She and her husband Scott own the only commercial cashew farm in Hawaii. Neu Mana Hui Farm likes to educate on sustainability and the cashews themselves.
Home to the “cuddle puddle,” Honomu Goat Dairy lets visitors play with their baby goats, while enjoying homemade goat milk products like caramel, fudge, cheese, and soaps. “We create value added products made from goat milk,” explained owner Bill Henning. The farm raises Nubian goats, who are well suited for the climate in Hawaii and make milk that is “creamier and has more butter fat. It doesn’t taste as tangy as typical goat milk,” said Henning.
Okoa Farms is redefining “organic” with their diverse selection of products grown with a new organic standard. “We care for the earth, care for the land, and care for our families,” explained owner Ryan Earehart. “We are working to be truly organic.” Although still a small farm, Okoa Farms is a true one stop shop, offering a wide variety of products at 4 farmers markets and for at-home delivery.
Located on the North Shore of Oahu, Kahuku Farms is a great spot for enjoying local foods surrounded by Hawaii greenery and for learning about local history, as well as the only farm where you can see and taste Hawaiian grown açaí.
The first and only USDA certified organic Portabella mushroom farm in Hawaii, Small Kine Farm “takes away waste and produces food,” said owner Fung Yang. “60% of what we throw away is organic waste,” said Yang, who realized that “Mother Nature already has a way to get rid of organic waste,” leading him to start a composting farm that would turn waste products into mushrooms for the community.