Tucked at the end of the 15 lot Poamoho estates is a quite little farm.
Husband and wife team Al and Joan Santoro run and operate their 7 acre Organic farm (and home) mostly all on their own. With only some part-time staffers who weed in the morning, then surf in the afternoon, the two of them harvest and cultivate some of the most flavorful fruits on the island.
How do I know this? By sampling of course.
The purpose of my visit: To scout out locations for our new Farm 2 Table offerings (check back in a bit for details on our tour sites and menus).
The result of my visit: A beautiful morning spent walking, and golf carting through the farm. Mauka vistas off to the left, ocean views straight ahead, and not another house in sight. The avocado trees laden with ripening fruit (7 varieties to be precise). And the mango trees recovering from a longer than normal season.
And the loot: A perfetly ready to eat duo of avocados. That’s the Big Island Butter on the left, and the Malama variety on the right.
Mahalo to Al for letting me enjoy his beautiful farm. To find out what Poamoho has in season, please visit their Website.