Don’t be misled by O‘ahu’s urban sprawl. There’s a lot of people to be fed on this island, and, like everywhere else, it’s the farms that are taking care of business. Thankfully, you’ll find some farms are willing to give visitors a behind- the-scenes glimpse at how things work with a farm tour.
At KAHUKU FARMS on the North Shore, take a tractor-pulled wagon as you make your way through the farm and learn about the area’s history, people and the crops. The approximately one-hour tour includes a sampling of farm fruits. Stop at The Farm Café and get a taste of the farm’s acai bowls (using acai grown on the farm!), soups, salads and paninis. Visit kahukufarms.com for updates.
The Taste of Kualoa Farm Trolley Tour at KUALOA takes guests through the working ranch’s tropical fruit and flower gardens as well as the ancient Hawaiian fishponds. Guides share the stories of the area and even offer tastes of fruits, depending on the season. Visit kualoa.com.