Aloun Farms:Where can Hawai`i families and children go to pick and learn about pumpkins, Hawai`i and agriculture in a fun filled family environment? Visit the Aloun Farms Pumpkin Patch of course in Kapolei! Every year, Aloun Farms is proud to share this annual family event during the month of October. Pumpkin Patch Educational Tours begin Aug. 1, 2008, Monday through Friday Reservations a must. There are tractor-pulled hayrides, pony rides, food, games and
fun for everyone. Public Tours are Saturday and Sunday October 18, 19, 25 and 26 from 9am to 5pm Parking is $3.00 Located at: 91-1440 Farrington Hwy. Kapolei, Hi 96707 www.alounfarms.com
Tea At 1024: Want to take a special friend to tea? The charming Michele Henry serves afternoon tea or high tea in a setting that resembles an old English Tea Room. From delicious salads to scones and cream, this is the place to relax for lunch or late afternoon tea, the difficult part is choosing from the wonderful teacup collection. Be sure to
check out the website for more information, www.teaat1024.net Hours: Tuesday – Friday 11:00am – Last Seating at 2:00pm Saturday – 11:00am – Last Seating at 3:00pm Sunday – Private Parties of 20 or more First Sunday of theMonth – Themed Tea Parties One Seating 11 am, Tea At 1024 1024 Nu`uanu Ave. 808-521-9596 for reservations and catering.
Fruit Stands: Where to stop on the road, for a bite, a smoothie, or local produce and products.
Moloa’a Sunrise Fruit Stand on Kuhio Hwy & Ko’olau Rd, on the right as you are heading north. A great stop for a healthy sandwich, salads, taro burgers, vegetarian sushi, locally grown produce, coffee, juice and delicious fresh fruit smoothies. 808-822-1441 Say Aloha for us.
Just north of Kilauea on the North Shore, Banana Joe’s since 1986 Here you have a collection of exotic fruit such as; atemoya, breadfruit, rambutan, jackfruit, lychee, longon, caimito, dragon fruit passion fruit, starfruit, Kaua`i’s own strawberry papaya, and the one and only special
Banana Joe smoothie. Be sure to stop in, check it out, and say hi for us. While visiting Banana Joe’s, be sure too check out Garden Ponds right next door for some wonderful treasures, and an education in potted ponds
Ono Gelato Company: A great find in Pa`ia, this local, organic gelato is a treat you’ll remember and want to go back for more. Owned and operated by three friends Valerie, Melissa and Stefano, Stefano is third generation gelataio fromTorino, Italy. These three friends operate with Farm to Fork ethics, supporting local farming communities and using organic ingredients when possible. A sample of flavors is cappuccino, coconut, lilikoi quark, toblerone, with some non-dairy selections such as Kula strawberry, mojito, and pineapple champagne…. Yummmmmmmmmmmm
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Merriman’s Restaurant:Merriman’s FarmVisits & Dinner, Hawaiian Agriculture Adventure.These tours are presented by Hawai`i Forest and Trail, Go behind the scenes of Hawai`i regional cuisine on this unique guided tour which takes you to two farms in the north part of the Big Island, then these visits are followed up with a dinner at the award-winningMerriman’s featuring fresh ingredients from the farms. One tour daily, Monday – Thursday, from 2:30pm – 7:30 pm, including dinner.Meet atMerriman’s Restaurant at 2:15pm Short walks– rated easy. Ages 8 and older please. Tours are $155. Per adult + tax. For more information on this and other tours offered on the Big Island
by Hawai`i Forest & Trail go to www.hawaii-forest.com or Toll Free 800-464-1993