While there are loads of cool things to do in Hawaii, from snorkelling and sightseeing to beach hopping and boating, nothing will introduce you to the island like a Hawaiian farm to table experience.
Discover the beauty of the land, the culture of the people and the flavours of the destination when you trudge around a farm, hear from the locals and feast on what mother nature provides.
When our Trafalgar guests venture to Maui, we take them to the magical O’o Farm. Here we get under the skin of the destination with this very special Be My Guest and MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® experience.
Let’s take a look at why O’o Farm is an unmissable Hawaiian farm to table experience.
Where is O’o Farm?
On the island of Maui, O’o Farm lies in the upcountry farming community of Kula. Set in the misting forest of Waipoli, it was back in 2000 that two surfing buddies – Louis Coulombe and Stephan Bel-Robert – bought eight acres of land with citrus and stone fruit trees.
Over the years the two friends turned restaurateurs have sustainably cultivated the farm, growing top quality Hawaiian farm to table produce that local Maui restaurants serve.
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What’s special about this Hawaiian farm to table experience?
There’s nothing like being out in the fresh air, surrounded by nature and beauty – and it’s even more magical on Maui. The Hawaiian farm to table experience at O’o Farm explores eight acres of sustainably maintained and naturally cultivated farmland, stopping to taste what comes from the earth.
Wander through a Hawaiian coffee plantation, a stone fruit orchard, rows of lettuce and garden vegetables, and a greenhouse loaded with juicy red tomatoes, fragrant herbs and beautiful flowers.
O’o Farm grows top quality produce, which it supplies to upscale local restaurants and at its own farm to table dining experience, which Trafalgar guests are lucky enough to enjoy.
What happens when Trafalgar visits O’o Farm?
Fly into magnificent Maui on Traflgar’s Best of Hawaii or other Hawaii trips, where we spend a few nights at a beachfront resort on gorgeous Kaanapali Beach.
We’ll spend a morning diving deep into the underwater world with passionate conservation naturalists at Maui Ocean Center. Explore the world’s largest collection of live Pacific corals, Hawaiian green sea turtles, sharks and thousands of tropical fish.
Afterwards, venture over to O’o Farm for an unforgettable Hawaiian farm to table lunch. Fresh local produce and friendly Polynesian hospitality come in spades at this Be My Guest experience.
Over lunch, Connect with Locals as we hear about the challenges and rewards of sustainable agriculture and the local industry with this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Expect delicious Hawaiian specialities made with picked-that-morning farm produce, locally sourced meat and fish, and delicious wine.
There’s no need to rush away – we’re living on island time here – so explore the gardens on a tour with our hosts, and see sustainable agriculture in action. Here you can ask questions and pick up tips for your own garden.
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Where else can you enjoy farm to table dining in Maui?
Later, as the sun begins to set over the Pacific Ocean, enjoy a gentle stroll through nearby Whalers Village or wander into old town Lahaina for dinner where you can continue the O’o Farm to table dining at upscale local eateries Pacific’O, The Feast at Lele, and Aina Gourmet Market.
Chef Daniel shares a favourite recipe
Can’t wait to be on tour with Trafalgar? Create or recreate a taste of O’o Farm at home with this special Hawaiian recipe from Chef Daniel.
He kindly shares this bright and citrusy fish dish, marinated with O’o Farm’s signature dressing and served with a zesty avocado spread and crunchy salad. Give it a go at home.
Curious about this Hawaiian farm to table experience? Let us know in the comments if you’re ready to explore Hawaii with Trafalgar….