One of the great things about visiting the Hawaiian Islands is the diversity of activities and tours available to visitors. One of the fastest segments of tours are foodie , farm or farm to table tours. Hamakua Mushroom Farm located on Hawaii Island is one such tour that I have had the pleasure of personally experiencing and found the process so interesting. Hamakua Mushrooms are a speciality and exotic mushroom grown in a mixture of corncob, wheat bran and grandis eucalyptus sawdust. Mushrooms are carefully cultivated to grow out of a bottle (shown in my photos above) a method originally developed in Japan. Using the now available automated processes that have been developed allows growers to produce their product commercially. This process has allowed Hamakua Mushrooms to develop their signature “Ali’i” Mushroom.
Hamakua Mushroom Farm is located in Laupahoehoe on Hawaii Island (Big Island), so think about adding this tour when visiting the Hilo side of the island. Hawai’i County gives Hawaii Island farmers a chance to showcase their agricultural products while giving visitors a taste of a real farming experience through Hawaii AG Tours.
For larger groups and special events the farm also has an Events House – chef catered menus can be created for your special celebration for groups of 4-50 people or information email [email protected]
Contact them directly to book a tour on the Tour Line (808) 962-0305
To get started planning your visit to Hawaii contact Linda Dancer Direct Line 931-337-0770 Toll Free 1-888-811-1888 ext 331
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