The Culinary Wonder of Canoe Plants

This yearʻs Huliau Film and Food Fundraiser was held at the lovely venue of Ocean Vodka in lower Kula last Saturday. Farmers, filmmakers, and supporters of local agriculture gathered to support Mauiʻs youth and enjoy a gourmet meal of locally produced, farm fresh foods inspired by canoe plants or early Polynesians crops.    Oʻo Farm […]

Flower Power!

This morning at Oʻo Farm we were busy gathering colorful and delicious edible flowers that will be featured in a gourmet meal cooked by Chef JJ Johnson at the Huliau Food and Film Festival tomorrow night. Is it not amazing that we can actually eat such beauty? Learn more about tomorrow nightʻs event here. We […]

The Huliau Food and Film Festival is happening this Saturday!

As we farm, we cultivate past, present, and future. We are farming the same soil our ancestors farmed and using the same water that has cycled through the Earth for millennia. When we contemplate the future for our youth, we might draw on ancestral lessons from the past. The Huliau Film and Food Festival is […]

Harvest Day at Oʻo Farm!

  My hands are bathed in scents of lemon verbena, my arms covered in the frothy spittle of rosemary, and I am pulling colorful carrots from the soil like sweet offerings. It is harvest day at O’o Farm, a moment of magic on the slopes of Haleakalā, where mists are woven with the essence of Waipoli […]

Why are Tomatoes so good for you?

I haven’t met a kid that doesn’t like ketchup, but I have met a few that don’t like tomatoes.  Many people think that tomatoes are a vegetable, but it is actually a fruit.  Tomatoes are rich in Vitamin A & C have a much lower sugar content than most traditionally fruits.  Tomatoes are grown natively […]

What to do with Purslane

Last year I saw this common weed selling in the grocery store. I wondered why anyone would pay $7.99/lb for something you could just pull out of the backyard so I wanted to look into it.  Purslane contains more omega-3 fatty acids than any other leafy vegetable plant and although is a common weed in […]

Hawaiian Macadamia Nuts

Did you know that macadamia nut if from a flowering plant that is part of the Protea Family?  Macadamia seeds were first imported into Hawaii in 1882 where is grew international recognition.  The famous Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Candies and Hawaiian Host Chocolates are available in practically every store in Hawaii and friends from the […]

Farm Fresh Beets

I just learned so much about Beets that I have to share it with you.  Many of you know that beets are nutritious root vegetable and delicious when oven roasted with some crumbled goat cheese, but do you know why they are so good for you?  Did you know that Beets, Chard and Spinach are all […]