Since 1981, Kumu Farms has served as the go-to place in Molokai for freshly grown produce and so much more. Home to both organic and conventional offerings, this farm never fails to delight with its wide array of tropical produce. Their Maui Gold Pineapples and Sunrise Papayas are the stars of the show, of course, but that’s just the start of their selections. They even have delightful Hawaiian-made goods, ranging from edible creations to beauty supplies.
Although they do sell their most popular goods online, a trip to their farm is in order if you want the full shopping experience. You’ll find their country store by taking the Mauna Loa Highway into the heart of Kaunakakai. Their well-kept croplands line the highway, leading you down Huaai Road to their parking lot. A small sign marks the entrance, so don’t blink or you might miss it. Once you get onto their land, find a spot out of the way of their farm vehicles and get ready for a visit to remember.
Over 40 years ago, their farm started with just a few key herbs and peppers cherished by local restaurants and homemakers alike. But they’ve grown by leaps and bounds since then, expanding their farm to take full advantage of their beautiful climate. On their land, they currently grow GMO-free Sunrise Papaya, bananas, cucumbers, zucchini, sweet potatoes, limes, lemons, passion fruit, and pineapple, just to name a few things.
You can come by the farm store to pick up your fill, but you can also find their products in use at local restaurants. Local artisans often use their produce as ingredients in their own creations as well, and then proudly put them up for sale in the farm store. Wondering just what products take advantage of the fresh farm goods? Just ask their team for recommendations. They even have their own line of tasty treats ready for your pure enjoyment.
Stop by to pick up their:
Sunrise Papaya Jam
Always made using their GMO-free strawberry papayas, their Sunrise Papaya Jam promises to light up your life with tropical flavors galore. You’ll love to spread this jam on crackers, put it on your toast, or even use it to dress up your burgers. Want a truly special flavor experience? Pair this jam with their Raw Macadamia Nut Butter.
Pineapple Hot Sauce
Do you love sweet and spicy flavors in every bite? If that’s right up your alley, treat yourself to the Pineapple Hot Sauce, for sure. Although it only has a mild kick, this hot sauce will turn into your choice of topping for tacos, nachos, and all your other fan favorites.
Hawaiian Spicy Salt
If you’d like to take all your dishes to the next level, you cannot go wrong with the Hawaiian Spicy Salt. A true cupboard staple, this blend features equal parts Hawaiian sea salt, Kumu Farms papaya seeds, Hawaiian chili pepper, and course ground black pepper. Sprinkle it on all your steak, salad, and everything in between to add a salty, zesty kick to remember.
If you’re craving fresh papaya and pineapple upon returning home, you can order your fill through their website. While doing that, don’t forget to check out the rest of the items in their online store, including Gourmet Tropical Fruit Jewels, Honey Roasted Maui Macadamia Nuts, and Body Care Gift Packs.
-If you want to pay with your debit card, you must meet their $15 minimum. Otherwise, you’ll need to fork over the cash.
-Spritz yourself with bug spray before arriving on the farm to avoid getting eaten up during your visit.
-More often than not, they go beyond fresh produce by offering chicken and duck eggs. If you’re really lucky, they’ll have beef and venison available, too.
-When you order from their website, expect your items to ship out the following Wednesday.