Hawaiʻi Institute of Pacific Agriculture

Aina Fest 2017

Farm

Locations

Permaculture

Apprenticeship

A few miles outside of Kapaʻau town is HIP Farm and headquarters. Located in the ahupuaʻa of Halawa, where King Kamehameha I once lived, is our Halawa educational farm site. The ancestral lands are rich with bamboo groves, extensive banyan tree networks, ancient Loʻi terraces and farming operations.

The farm is comprised of a one acre organic vegetable garden, agroforestry systems, nursery, orchard, rotational grazing of dairy cows, sheep, and poultry and beekeeping. A mature orchard of macadamia nuts, avocados, tangelos, mangoes, starfruit is one of the farms most established features. HIP has several established forests as well as fields planted with a variety of tropical plants and trees such as: Ginger, Kalo (Taro), ‘Olena (Turmeric), Cassava, Breadfruit, Durian, Papaya, Noni, Kava, nearly 20 varieties of bananas more!

We currently provide fresh, quality produce to Kohala Village Hub, Mauna Kea Resort, Hapuna Prince Hotel, and Department of Education, Kohala Complex.

Interested in sourcing produce from HIP Farm for your restaurant or business?

Interested in sourcing produce from HIP Farm for your restaurant or business?

FARMERS MARKET

Locally Sourced, Non-GMO, Organic

The HIP Ag Farm vends weekly at the Hawi Farmers Market, under the Banyan Tree in downtown Hawi. Visit us there on Saturdays from 8 am - 1 pm, where we bring a variety of vegetables, polynesian crops (bananas, plantains, coconuts), medicines (turmeric, ashwagandha), and macadamia nuts (in the Fall season), in addition to seasonal farm fresh baked goods and homemade chai tea.

To practice and teach ecologically conscious agriculture, empowering individuals and communities to cultivate alternative systems of living that restore human and environmental health.

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