Laulima Farms is an organic farm located in the small rural outpost of Kipahulu about 10 miles south of Hana right on the main highway (about 1 mile past the Oheo Gulch National Park entrance). This is a fantastic find – everything is either freshly picked or freshly made. Their smoothies are a popular choice especially considering you can make them yourself just by pedaling a bicycle! The property has 13.5 planted acres and a plethora of tropical fruit trees from around the world are grown here. They have tropical fruit throughout the year with the most diversity of ripe fruit available in the months of June through November.
A true highlight of a stop here is their salad. Their small salad is so labeled but is actually quite large. Their large salad is enormous! When restaurants speak of fresh they would do well to look to Laulima Farms. When you order a salad they immediately go out to their gardens and pick the lettuce while you wait. They use a variety of interesting vegetables and even some unique flower petals. Combine this with their fantastic balsamic vinegar based dressing, rock salt and freshly ground pepper and you have an amazing dining experience.
A number of coffees and freshly baked items are for sale. The owners Laulima also own the mainland based Cafe Gratitude. Visit: www.laulimafarm.com