Hawaii Mom Blog: Hilo Day Trip Stop 10: OK Farms




March 7, 2018

Hilo Day Trip Stop 10: OK Farms

We got treated to samples of longan and rambutan!

Besides stuffing my face with Two Ladies Kitchen mochi and the kalbi fries from Hilo Bay CafĂ©, our visit to OK Farms was my favorite thing to do during our Hilo day trip.  OK Farms is located just above downtown Hilo and is home to high-quality tree crops such as coffee, macadamia nuts, cacao, hearts of palm, and a wide variety of citrus, tropical fruits and spices.

We met up with Troy Keolanui, the K of OK Farms, for the farm tour which gave us exclusive access to the farm and waterfalls.  We drove along their spice road where Troy broke off branches of the spice trees for us to smell.  Don't laugh, but this city girl was pretty amazed how wonderful the cinnamon smell was from the inner bark of the tree.  I had never seen any of the spices in their true form so it was very educational for me.

We drove around the 1000-acre-plus farm and stopped to look at their cacao, macadamia nut, lychee, longan, and rambutan crops.  It was very interesting to learn about their farmlands and the highlight for me was trying my first rambutan right off the tree!  The farm also offers amazing views of Rainbow Falls and Ka'imu'kanaka Falls. 

After the fun tour we stopped at their gift shop and sampled their delicious chocolate covered macadamia nuts and picked up some souvenirs for home.  The cost of the tour is $30 per person (children 12 and under are free) and offers a unique experience for the whole family!      

Getting a close up look to rambutan, longan, macadamia nut, cacao, and lychee.

Gorgeous view of Rainbow Falls.

View of Ka'imu'kanaka Falls.

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