Take A Farm TourO‘ahu

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. kahukufarms.com

21 DEGREES ESTATE CACAO FARM, located in Kane‘ohe, offers its CACAO FARM TOUR & CHOCOLATE TASTING. This family-friendly tour takes guests through the farm to see all the fruits, flowers and animals—including baby mini goats and chicks! Guests learn about the island’s agricultural history—including the original “canoe crops”

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that were brought here by Hawai‘i’s earliest voyagers—and the farm’s vision of creating diversified agriculture on O‘ahu. After sampling in-season fruits, guests participate in a cacao tasting and learn about how chocolate is made. 21degreesestate.com

NAKED COW DAIRY, a dairy farm located in Wai‘anae, is the island’s only dairy farm. The creamery produces gourmet butters, artisan cheeses and fresh cream yogurt. Take a tour of the dairy, feed over 20 animals, and learn about what it’s like to be a one-of-a-kind farm on an island. Find Naked Cow Dairy items at Whole Foods and check out one of their cheese-making classes. nakedcowdairyhawaii.com

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. kualoa.com