Hawaii farms are just as abundant as its beaches. You’ll find exotic fruits, honey, cheese, chocolate, grass-fed cattle, as well as beers, spirits and wines, that are produced right here in the islands. Indulge your inner foodie with these Hawaii farm tours.
Big Island Bees
Kona is known for its coffee farms, but take the off-the-beaten path to the state’s largest organic honey farm. At Big Island Bees, more than 3,000 hives call the sunny slopes of the Big Island home. Take a tour with a beekeeper, see an open beehive demonstration and learn how their unique flavors are made – don’t fret, it’s all behind a safe, screened area. Each of its honey varieties comes from a single source of nectar: blossoms from local ohia lehua, macadamia nut and wilelaiki (Christmas berry). While you’re exploring south Kona, be sure to visit some of the other Big Island farms nearby.
Did you know Hawaii is the only US state suitable for growing cacao? Chocolate lovers will sweeten their Hawaiian vacation with a branch-to-bar tour and tasting at Lydgate Farms on Kauai’s east side. A fifth generation family business, this Kauai chocolate farm grows high-quality cacao along with vanilla, honey, tropical fruits and exotic plants. The guided tour takes you on a sensory journey, where you’ll see, smell, taste and learn about the process of chocolate making.
Savor the spectacular views from Upcountry Maui. This thriving community is home to ranches, farms and botanical gardens. From goat cheese to vodka and everything in between, you’ll want to spend the day exploring as many farms as your time allots. Maui Craft Tour’s Taste of Upcountry takes you on a visual feast, where you can see and taste the island’s premier food and beverage makers. Experience a true farm-to-table lunch at Surfing Goat Dairy. Visit a Maui winery and soak in the views of the lush countryside. Sample the freshly picked produced at Kula Country Farms. Take a tasting tour of locally produced spirits at Hali‘imaile Distilling Company.
Located on the eastern shores of Oahu, Kualoa has been the site of many Hollywood movies including Jurassic Park and Jumanji. It’s also known for ATV rides and ziplines, but what you may not know – it’s a working cattle ranch and home to an 800-year old ancient Hawaiian fishpond. Bringing the table to the farm, visitors can take a tasting excursion and explore the ranch’s 4,000 acre grounds. The All-Inclusive Kualoa Experience features its most popular tours and an “all-you-can-eat” ranch buffet lunch.
Kahumana Organic Farm and Café
For a unique off-the-beaten-path experience, head to this West Oahu farm in sunny Waianae. Situated on a 50-acre community center, this diverse farm has been using organic and biodynamic methods since it was founded in 1978. Take a tour to walk through a day in a life of a farmer, get a hands-on introduction to aquaponics and sample the fresh-picked produce at the café.