North Kohala Farm Tours – Tour & Event Directory
The Coastal Oven
Looking for a unique culinary experience? Come to The Coastal Oven for a celebration of farmers and local flavors that turns fields into an al fresco dining room. Your experience includes sweeping views of the farm and Kohala coast, an elegant seasonal feast, and live entertainment in a rustic farm setting. VIP Chef Table seating available.
The Coastal Oven, Hala’ula
Kohala Grown Farm Tours & Market
Embark on an exciting and educational eco-adventure through the most beautiful and bountiful farms in North Kohala! Enjoy a farm-fresh lunch, a refreshing Coconut Water Bar, hands-on demonstrations, and a stop at the breathtaking Pololu Valley lookout. Tours meet at the Kohala Grown Market – a locally-grown specialty foods market in the historic plantation town of Hawi.
Tours are offered every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 am – 1:30 pm and may also be scheduled any day of the week with advance notice and a minimum of 6 guests.
Get Cultured! – The Art of Fermentation & Eating Local
Culinary chef Donna Maltz offers classes to inspire you to eat for health, and for the health of the planet. Come and learn the incredible health benefits of fermentation and the art of making probiotic and enzyme-rich fermented foods in a beautiful farmstead location. The Always In Season Farmstead offers the perfect environment to learn a Soil-to-Soul approach to healthy eating and lifestyle changes. Farm tour included.
Weekly classes offered on Sundays from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
‘Iole Ag Journey
Your family is invited to embark on an agricultural adventure through the stunning ‘Iole ahupua’a. Discover various ways to live in harmony with the earth while exploring traditional and contemporary methods of sustainable agriculture on three farms all located on the same beautiful, historic property. This tour is specifically designed for young people of all ages and their families.
Tours run twice monthly on Wednesdays from 2:30pm – 4:30pm. Tours may also be booked for custom dates and times for groups of 6 or more.
Kohala Institute at ‘Iole, 53-496 ‘Iole Rd., Kapa’au
Kohala ‘Aina Harvest Festival
The Hawai’i Institute of Pacific (HIP) Agriculture’s annual fundraiser takes place each November, and it’s an event the whole family will love! The day includes keiki activities, educational agricultural workshops, fresh local organic food, Hawaiian cultural activities, and an exciting line-up of musicians and entertainers. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the sustainable agricultural movement on Hawai’i Island. All proceeds go toward HIP Agriculture’s youth education programs.
The Kohala Village Hub, 55-514 Hawi Rd., Hawi
Lokahi Garden Sanctuary
Rejuvenate and nourish yourself at a working farm, garden sanctuary and wellness retreat center located on ten lush acres with sweeping ocean views. Lokahi Garden Sanctuary includes extensive vegetable, medicinal and culinary herb gardens, fruit and nut orchards, and small tree forests that include native and “useful” trees. Animals in residence include over 40 chickens, 13 sheep, 2 horses, a cow, three dogs and a cat. Guests can enjoy walking tours, a garden-fresh lunch, and plant-based spa and massage treatments.
Guided Walking Tours offered every Wednesday, from 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Guided Walking Tour and Organic Lunch offered every Friday, from 11 AM to 2:30 PM
Spa and Massage Treatments offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays, by appointment
Palili ‘O Kohala Farm Tour
Palili ‘O Kohala, is a taro-farming cooperative and Natural Farming Learning Lab located just minutes from Hawi town. Take a tour of the farm’s taro fields, wetland taro patch, Natural Farming piggery and chicken house, and learn how to plant a taro huli in the ground the Hawaiian way.
Weekly tour offered every Friday, from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Palili ‘O Kohala, Hawi
Palili ‘O Kohala Luau
A lu’au to benefit the Palili ‘O Kohala project, a ten-family taro growing cooperative the addresses food self-sufficiency, food security and economic developent in North Kohala. This annual event is held at the Palili ‘O Kohala Natural Farming Learning Lab in Hawi, and includes Hawaiian music, local food, workshops and demonstrations.
Palili ‘O Kohala, Hawi
Rio Polynesian Supper Club at Starseed Ranch
Homegrown Chef Rio Miceli brings you a masterfully crafted six-course menu, accompanied by selected wine or beer pairings. Dinner begins with a walking tour of the farm, gardens and private retreat grounds of Starseed Ranch. A limited number of Chef Table seating and overnight Private Hale reservations are available.
All North Kohala farm tours and farm-to-fork events are by reservation only. As most farmers live on their farms, the farm addresses are private, but are all in North Kohala. Please contact the farm directly for address and directions.
For more information about any of these tours and events, visit www.farmtoursnorthkohala.com.