Farmland in Hawaii

When I was on my way to Maui, walking around farmland wasn’t the first thing I thought about doing.  I think that was one of the most surprising things about my trip- Maui has so many different types of land and sites… there was so much more to see than just beaches!

On one of our first days there, Shara, Samantha, and I explored a few different areas of eastern Maui.  We started out with a visit to the Upcountry Farmers Market in Pukalani.  It was definitely the most picturesque farmers market I’ve ever seen!  We tried some Kombucha tea and lilikoi (passion fruit) butter while picking up some avocados and veggies.  We followed that with a delicious brunch at a french restaurant.  Then we visited the farmlands off of Thompson Road… farmlands that happen to belong to Oprah!  I had no idea she owned so much farmland on Maui.  It was a beautiful road with great sites going uphill and looking out at the coast below.

From there we went to the Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm and got to explore a bit before the downpour.  See the photo below taken after we made it back to the car… should’ve brought a raincoat!

We finished off the adventure by stopping at a couple picturesque spots on the journey home- the Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center in Makawao and the Makawao Union Church.  Check out the photos below!

 

 

Visiting the Upcountry Farmers Market in Pukalani. http://www.upcountryfarmersmarket.com/index.html

Visiting the Upcountry Farmers Market in Pukalani.
http://www.upcountryfarmersmarket.com/index.html

 

La Provence french restaurant in Kula for brunch- eggs benedict and a lilikoi (passion fruit) crepe... fantastic!

La Provence french restaurant in Kula for brunch- eggs benedict and a lilikoi (passion fruit) crepe… fantastic!

 

Exploring Thompson Rd. farmlands up in the hills.

Exploring Thompson Rd. farmlands up in the hills.

 

The view from Thompson Road

The view from Thompson Road

 

High school friends still having adventures together 15 years later!

High school friends (me, Shara, and Sam) still having adventures together 15 years later!

 

Thompson Road

The view from Thompson Road

 

Thompson Road

The view from Thompson Road

 

Thompson Road

The view from Thompson Road

 

Thompson Road- Hawaiian Cows!

Thompson Road- Hawaiian Cows!

 

Visiting the Ali`i Kula Lavender Farm as the rain started to come in.

Visiting the Ali`i Kula Lavender Farm as the rain started to come in.

 

Ali`i Kula Lavender farm

Ali`i Kula Lavender Farm

 

Great view from the Ali`i Kula Lavender Farm

Great view from the Ali`i Kula Lavender Farm… note the dark clouds up above.

 

Ah, lavender such great stuff.

Ah, lavender, such great stuff.

 

Some of the vegetation around the lavender farm and our next stops on the trip.

Some of the vegetation around the lavender farm and our next stops on the trip.

You could say we weren't exactly prepared for the rainy run to the car from the lavender farm.  :)

You could say we weren’t exactly prepared for the rainy run to the car from the lavender farm. 🙂

 

Some artwork outside the Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center, Makawao

Some artwork outside the Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center, Makawao

 

Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center, Makawao

Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center, Makawao

 

Outside the Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center, Makawao

Outside the Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center, Makawao

 

I love trees like this.

I love trees like this.

 

 

 

We had to stop the car to check out this beautiful church- Makawao Union Church makawaounionchurch.org

We had to stop the car to check out this beautiful church- Makawao Union Church
makawaounionchurch.org

 

Makawao Union Church

Makawao Union Church

 

Makawao Union Church

Makawao Union Church

 

 

3 responses

  1. Reblogged this on FXHQ.

    May 3, 2014 at 10:08 pm

  2. nice post!

    May 4, 2014 at 4:13 am

  3. Thank you! It’s always fun to share the beautiful things I see. 🙂

    May 10, 2014 at 11:45 pm

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