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Kahuku Farms: A Farm to Table Cafe on Oahu | Hawaii Aloha Travel

Kahuku Farms: A Farm to Table Cafe on Oahu | Hawaii Aloha Travel One thing that I love about being a blogger is that I get to constantly go out and try new things here in Hawaii. But today, I’m going to tell you about one of my old favorites, a place I have been going back to over and over again for years. Kahuku Farms is a farm-to-table restaurant run by two families with deep roots in Hawaii. It’s one of those hidden gems that I get so excited to share with people. Kahuku Farms: The Beginning The Matsuda and Fukuyama families migrated to Hawaii from Japan in the 1900s to work on sugar plantations. Shinichi and Torie Matsuda farmed bell peppers, papayas, watermelon and bananas in Kahuku in the 1940’s. Later, their son started to farm as well. During the same time, Masatsugu and Nora Fukuyama also lived in Kahuku. They farmed watermelon, eggplant, papaya, and cucumbers. They too were later joined by their son, Clyde. Clyde and Melvin became friends and discovered that they had similar goals and ways of doing things. With a handshake agreement, they decided to create their own company that sold fruit and vegetables wholesale. They later decided to create Kahuku Farms to share the wonders and bounty of farming with friends and family, to educate, share and offer hands-on experiences that would enhance the quality of life and result in a deeper appreciation of agriculture as their purpose. Today, the farm is still owned and operated by the families. They hope to expand to agri-tourism next. Farm-to-Table I go to Kahuku Farms at least once per month. It’s my favorite place to get lunch in Hawaii. Not only is the food incredible, but you are also supporting local families and eating the freshest food around. Plus, as you eat your lunch, you can see the farm where your food was grown. It doesn’t get more local than that. Vegetarians rejoice! There are no dishes with meat. But if you are a meat lover, trust me, you won’t be missing it. Among their famous dishes is a grilled veggie panini on focaccia bread with grilled eggplant, bell pepper and zucchini, tomato, hydroponic lettuce, fresh mozzarella, basil, and balsamic herb mayo. Another favorite is a grilled veggie salad with hydroponic lettuce, grilled eggplant, bell pepper and zucchini, tomato, cucumber, mozzarella, and lilikoi balsamic dressing. They

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