Walter Evonuk, Evonuk Farms

A third generation farmer, Walter Evonuk (and his wife Terry Chang) manages 30 acres of farmland in Kula, Maui. Both left their architecture careers in San Francisco to return to the family farm Walter’s parents, Edward and Joan Evonuk, started in 1975. Culinary herbs are the foundation of their … [Read more...]

Jamie Shishido, J. Shishido Farm

Recipient of Maui County Farm Bureau’s Member of the Year 2011 Award, long-time Kula farmer Shishido is widely known and praised for his kai choy, green onion, and radishes. Collaborating with Tom Muramoto, Kaanapali Beach Hotel. Photography courtesy of Maui County Farm Bureau/Steve Brinkman … [Read more...]

Chauncy and Teena Monden, Kula Country Farms

Famous for their super-sweet strawberries, the Monden’s own and operate a fourth-generation 55-acre family farm on the slopes of Haleakala. They also bring sweet Kula onion, broccoli, zucchini, corn and other vegetables to menus Maui-wide. Kula Country Farm hosts annual “pick it yourself” events, … [Read more...]

Emanuela Vinciguerra, Kumu Farms

Kumu Farms is an organic farm located at Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu, Maui and Hoʻolehua on the island of Molokaʻi. Kumu Farms specializes in  papayas, sweet basil, other fresh herbs plus specialty crops including beets, arugula, kale, and more. It also markets its famous pesto! Established … [Read more...]

Rudy Balala, Maui Gold Pineapple Company

Locally owned and operated by skilled farmers committed to preserving the tradition of pineapple cultivation on Maui, Maui Gold Pineapple Company is the exclusive grower of Maui Gold, a premium-quality fresh pineapple with extra sweetness, low acidity, and golden, juicy … [Read more...]

Bryan Otani, B. Otani Farm

A fourth-generation farmer, Otani manages all farm operations as well as sales and marketing for 17 acres of Kula land. He grows green beans, broccoli, red cabbage, and, foremost, the famed Maui Kula Onion. Collaborating with Petr Slavetinsky, Marriott's Maui Ocean Club. Photography courtesy of … [Read more...]

James “Kimo” Simpliciano, Simpli-fresh Produce

Farm-to-Plate advocate James "Kimo" Simpliciano has come full-circle in fostering the art of farming for culinary use. With Simpli-fresh Produce LLC, a west Maui based farm operation, Kimo provides fresh, locally- grown fruits and vegetables to some of Kaʻanapaliʻs top restaurants including Hula … [Read more...]

Thomas & Eva Kafsack, Surfing Goat Dairy

Located on 42 acres with almost two-thirds dedicated as pasture, Surfing Goat Dairy is one of only two goat dairies in the state of Hawaii. Its three bucks and over 100 does have plenty of space to roam and forage. This Maui farm provides a variety cream cheeses and soft cheeses to Maui’s chefs, … [Read more...]

Sylvestre Tumbaga, Syl’s Produce

From the cool slopes of Kula come premium quality sweet corn, eggplant, tomatoes and many other fresh products grown by long-time farmer Tumbaga. Syl’s Produce is expanded to Central Maui on land leased at Maui Tropical Plantation. Collaborating with Joey Macadangdang, Roy's … [Read more...]

Fernando Traje, Traje Farm

From this Kula Farm come premium flavorful, fresh vegetables including eggplants, zucchini, and green beans, in a diversity that beckons culinary creativity. Collaborating with Bernardo Salazar, Royal Lahaina Resort. Photography courtesy of Maui County Farm Bureau/Steve Brinkman Photography. … [Read more...]

Heidi and Tommy Watanabe, Watanabe Vegetable Processing, LLC

Collaborating with Chef James Domingo, Leilani’s on the Beach. Photography courtesy of Maui County Farm Bureau/Steve Brinkman Photography. … [Read more...]

Kaanapali Farmers Market – Nov. 16

  One of the highlights of Kaanapali Fresh weekend, is the Grown on Maui Farmers Market held Saturday morning oceanfront at Whalers Village. The popularity of the market has everything to do with freshness, and there’s no reason to wait until next year to do it again when we’ve got a bounty … [Read more...]