For something different, fun and educational, why not take a farm tour?

Kauai Fresh Farms is a sustainable and forward thinking operation that was the first in Kauai to gain food-safety certification through the state Department of Agriculture.

Kauai Fresh Farm Tour. Mahalo to Samantha for the photo!

Kauai Fresh Farms was founded by E*Trade founder Bill Porter and is located on 500 acres that was once part of the Kilauea Sugar Plantation, which then became Guava Kai, and is now known as Wai Koa Plantation.  The Plantation is also home to a mahogany hardwood plantation – the largest in the nation!

The Farm uses organic techniques as often as possible to grow several types of fruits and vegetables including a variety of greens, tomatoes, apple bananas, avocados, figs, breadfruit, a variety of citrus and eggs.

The Farm provides a tour three days a week through their tropical paradise where you can learn about their sustainable operations, meander through their lush gardens and koi ponds, and enjoy a delicious lunch prepared from foods grown fresh from their farm!  What’s even more special about the tour is it gives you the opportunity to visit the historic Kilauea Stone Dam, which was built in 1891 and was the water source for the sugar cane fields that once graced the island.

The tour is available for 12 guests at one time and is done via an electric tram.  They take you throughout their sustainable operations that feature high-tech greenhouses, which control pests and moisture. The Farm also have a large solar array, with a system covering almost ¼ acre of photovoltaic panels to supply the greenhouses’ energy needs (and also powers the electric tram!).

Tour reservations are required and can be made by email at [email protected] or by calling 651-1191.

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