At Coconut Information Farm and Cooking School, locals and island guests alike can enjoy private farm tours and coconut classes and workshops in Haiku, Hawaii. Your farm visit includes a walk in the gardens and offers an opportunity to pick fresh fruit. Then, you will get hands-on by learning how to press fresh milk, followed up by indulging in delicious coconut noodles and more.
The farm tour is a critically acclaimed experience that takes around 1.5 hours and includes a one-of-a-kind tasting menu. You can opt for the couple’s experience which includes the private farm visit along with a coconut cooking class for two people. If your party is larger, you can opt for the Ohana’s which is a private farm tour and cooking class experience for up to six people.
The Hui’s is a larger tour and includes the same private farm visit and cooking class but accommodates groups of up to 10. Guests rave about their experience including the scenic country drive to get to the coconut farm. This authentic, immersive experience features a modern open-air outdoor kitchen, allowing participants to enjoy the refreshing island breeze while they learn all about the useful and delicious coconut.
The background of Coconut Information Farm and Cooking Class is the tale of how a hobby became a job and then eventually a farm. It all began 15 years ago when the owners wanted to move towards eating more locally grown food and swore off imported products. The impetus for the coconut farm was born when the owners wanted to find the freshest coconut trees on the island and discovered a lack of education on the matter.
Through this process, it was discovered that even lifelong Maui residents didn’t realize the immense benefits of coconut as a food source, how to grow them or how to prepare them. Even more, locals had never tasted homemade coconut milk or real coconut curry or sipped true pina colada. It was this discovery that led to the first pop-up class in 2011. Participants were so eager to learn about coconuts and how they could be used, that now decades later, Coconut Information Farm is a source for many— not only locally but globally— to learn about coconuts.
In addition to the fun in-person classes and farm tours offered at Coconut Information Farm, participants can also learn to cook with the greatest plant on earth via the farm’s online, 15-part Masterclass. Topics covered throughout the class begin with the lifecycle of the coconut tree and include how to prepare coconut noodles and coconut milk. All classes include tips, tricks, and recipes that make incorporating coconuts into a meal seamlessly. Topics from selecting to opening and then cooking coconuts are covered for participants of all ages.
If you are a fan of the Coconut Information Farm, you will want to be sure to stop by the shop, either in person or online. This farm shop allows you as a guest to bring part of the farm home with you. Products include branded bags and shirts, as well as coconut cookbooks, and more.
Famous guest Guy Fieri reviewed the Coconut Information farm and said “Gather the troops and come have this experience.” Other guests stated that this experience was something special off the beaten path and that their visit to the Coconut Information Farm was the highlight of their trip. Owner Ryan was repeatedly mentioned as making the entire tour and cooking experience memorable and fun for all ages.
-You should book your experience ahead of time with Coconut Information Farm and Cooking Class.
-Discounts are available for educational groups and local island families.
-It’s important to note the cellular data connection might be spotty in this rural location so calling an Uber or Lyft might be difficult. Guests recommend hiring a driver ahead of time or renting a car.