In 1980 we started growing organic fruits and vegetables mainly to supply ourselves with healthy food. As time went on we started growing more produce and began vending at a few local farmers markets.
By the mid-1990s the farm had grown a bit more and we were selling our produce to local health food stores and restaurants in addition to the farmers markets. At that time the farm was focused on growing fruits such as avocado, Hawaiian oranges, key limes, banana, and papaya; field crops such as sweet corn, green beans, soy beans, squash, zucchini, lettuce, and sweet potato; and a wide variety of herbs such as basil, parsley, mint, and cilantro to name a few.
In 1999 we switched gears a little and began to focus primarily on growing ginger and turmeric. At that time we began shipping small amounts of the ginger to wholesalers in California. But as time went on and our crops increased, those small shipments increased as well. By 2004 we were growing over an acre of ginger and turmeric every year and shipping about 90% of it to the mainland from our small family farm.
Currently our primary focus remains on the ginger and turmeric but we still grow, maintain, and harvest fruits and vegetables for ourselves and a few local markets.