Hawaii’s Tongue Tickling Agtourism


My parents have always had a summer vegetable garden. In fact they grew, freeze and can almost all of the vegetables that they need for the entire year. Though I hated having to help pull weeds in the garden or string and snap beans when I was a little girl, I think those experiences taught me to appreciate farming, plants and the gardening process. That’s one reason why I like that Hawaii’s Big Island is promoting agricultural tourism, also known as agtourism.  

Hawaii’s fertile ground and diverse climates make it an ideal for growing a variety of fruits, vegetables, flowers and nuts.  Here are some examples of the bounty that you’ll find growing on the Big Island:

Macadamia Nuts Vanilla Coffee
Papaya Guava Honey
Orchids Cacao (Chocolate) Mushrooms
Beef Fish (Aquaculture) And lots more!


So, as you are planning a trip to the Big Island, consider opportunities to discover what Hawaii grows and brings to the table.  Here are some ideas for you:

Photo above is of macadamia nuts.

  1. Jessica Ferracane says:

    Aloha! Who wrote this article? I’d like to thank them!
    Jessica Ferracane
    PR for Big Island Visitors Bureau

  2. Hey Michael – Thanks so much for adding that idea here in the comments. I’ll definitely have to put that on my list of things to do for the next time I’m on the Big Island. The list keeps growing longer and longer. ­čÖé

  3. @ jim – I agree, it is clever and quite interesting.

    @ David Paul Appell – thanks for your comment, I’ll check out your article.

    @ Patrick – great video! I think I’ll have to feature that in the near future!

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