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...]

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...]

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...]

Celebrate the Farmer at Kaanapali Fresh

The food on your plate comes from farms, ranches, gardens, orchards, aqua farms, and other water sources. What remains constant is that someone has to care for it, for the most part, cultivate it. In our culture today, that someone is most likely a farmer, and unless you are drinking water, what is … [Read more...]