We will tour the 4.5 acre property of 200 cacao trees. We’ll start with a beautiful walk in the cacao, papaya, citrus, banana, and avocado orchards, hearing about the history of her farm. Then you'll learn: - What is cacao and what types of cacao are grown here in Hawaii? - How many cacao farms and chocolate trees are there in Hawaii? - Special farming practices (e.g. how much rain and shade) for growing cacao trees? -How big do chocolate trees get, and how long do they live? Then we'll head to the tasting room: - You will sample the dark chocolate that Lynda's makes on her farm - You will sample sample chocolate from Kauai , Oahu, Cuba, and other chocolates from the Big Island. You will walk away with a whole new appreciation for chocolate and a satisfied sweet tooth! Because of her small size and focus on making unique bars she only sells chocolate bars, cacao nibs, chocolate covered nibs, and cacao tea at her farm’s retail shop.
Becoming a cacao farmer and chocolate maker has become a real passion for Lynda. Her Chocolate Farm also includes Canoe Garden plants! The Polynesian settlers brought many useful plants to Hawaii in their voyaging canoes. Bring a picnic lunch as you enjoy the jaw dropping ocean view, estate grown chocolate, and learn about the sacred canoe plants. Lynda looks forward to providing you an interesting and educational tour about her farm and making dark Hawaiian chocolates, tree-to-bar.
Dark Chocolate Samples from Lynda's farm, other Hawaiian Islands, and Cuba ($5 value) Seasonal tropical fruit from the farm…
We'll be on Lynda' s 4.5-acre estate chocolate farm near the historic town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. Her farm has 200 cacao trees that produce Hawaii-grown chocolate. The property has had no pesticides for over 30 years. Lynda harvests the fruit by hand, ferments, dry and roasts the beans on site. This is a true farm-to-table, or should we say, tree-to-bar experience.
Bring your camera, comfortable shoes, a hat, and mosquito repellant. You will be walking throughout the orchards on uneven surface. You provide your own transportation.
You'll need to provide your own transportation. Bring your camera and comfortable shoes. Group size is 10 persons. Our tours are meant to be social, so other travelers might be joining you.