Wailea Agricultural GroupPosted on Feb 1, 2013 in SOQ Companies
Wailea Agricultural Group, Inc.
P.O. Box 69
Honomu, Hawaii 96728
With 110 acres on the Big Island’s Hamakua Coast, the Wailea Agricultural Group is a diversified farm operation, growing Hawaiian heart of palm, tropical flowers and foliage, tropical fruits and spices. Founded in 1994, partners Michael Crowell and Lesley Hill have restored these former sugar cane lands and manage the land with sustainability in mind.
Wailea Ag is best known for its Hawaiian heart of palm, the tender core of the peach palm. The company supplies this delicacy to many fine dining restaurants, locally and on the mainland. Heart of palm can be served raw, steamed or stir-fried and is considered very nutritious. It can be stored up to two weeks by being wrapped tightly in plastic and placed in cooler temperatures (50 degrees Fahrenheit recommended).
Among the farm’s tropical flower offerings are heliconias, costus, gingers and calatheas, as well as a variety of foliages. Its tropical fruits include lychees, rambutans, Meyer lemons, pulasans and longans. Spices grown are nutmeg, cloves, allspice and bay leaves.
The company’s motto is: “Farm fresh from the Big Island to your kitchen.”
Wailea Ag participates in the farmers’ market at Kapiolani Community College every other weekend and also exhibits at the Waimea farmers’ market on the first Saturday of every month. Orders can be placed directly with the farm (a minimum order is required).