Had a great visit here for some foraging and lunch during the O'o Farm's tour and luncheon. We arrived at the farm for the start of the tour at 10h30 and were met by Richard Clark, Farm Manager. We were led on a tour through the grounds and I was amazed by the variety of things growing up there. Citrus trees, coffee, herbs and a large assortment of vegetables including tomatoes, beets, beans, chards, lettuces, avocados and edible flowers. It was a little surreal up there at times during the tour as I felt as though we were walking through the clouds.
|Chameleon - first one I've seen in the wild|
|Freshly roasted coffee beans|
Lunch, prepared in an outdoor kitchen, consisted of a very fresh mixed green salad (we did just pick most of it ourselves, afterall), local mahi mahi with Maui onions, fresh fennel and vegetables and tofu with fresh shaved beets and greens. Fresh made bread rounded out the meal. For dessert we were treated to freshly made hand-rolled Hawaiian chocolate truffles which were coated with chopped fresh macadamia nuts. For the coffee enthusiasts, some fresh brewed coffee, served French-press style. You can bring your own wine, which we forgot about, but it didn't diminish from the delicious meal.
|Can't wait until spring at home!|
|Aren't those candy cane beets beautiful?|
|Mahi mahi with vegetables|
|Tofu with herbs, beets and greens|
Although the day was cloudy, with a slight drizzle, the farm tour was well worth it. If you go, wear proper footwear (as I did not, but managed ok in my Croc flip flops) and bring a light jacket, just in case. It was nice to get a taste of gardening when I know at home a snowy welcome awaited us.