Green Growers

green growers

Green Growers Farm owned by the Shintaku family is nestled in the rural community of Hauula, Hawaii against the spectacular backdrop of the Koolau Mountains. It was built in the 1950's using the then-new farming technique of hydroponics. Graf Shintaku, who has been working on the farm since 1954, took over Green Growers in 1961. His son Terry grew up working on the farm and now runs the farm and all of its operations. Everything is done by hand, from pruning stems to processing and packaging. Tomatoes are packaged in trays with wrapping designed in the 1960s. Loose tomatoes are identified with the Green Growers label. The Shintakus even make their own deliveries to their cusomers. A typical day at the farm begins at 4 a.m., when Shintaku prepares for his first deliveries. The day winds up at about 8:30 p.m. The family works seven days a week. Their work pays off because they produce the best tasting tomatoes grown anywhere in large part because of the care given to the plants and the fact that they are grown outdoors in direct sunlight, not in greenhouses, vine-ripened and not harvested until they are completely red.

May's Wonder Garden

mays wonder garden

May's Wonder Garden, a 10-acre lettuce farm in the hills of Haleiwa, Hawaii, was started by Donald Lau in 1999. Donald opened May's Wonder Gardens giving tribute to his wife Bernadette, whose second name is May. May's has 298 growing benches with 400 plants each, harvesting about 10 benches per day or 4000 plants total. May's Wonder Gardens is Hawaii's biggest and most modern lettuce farm located on the hills of Haleiwa. They are one of the premier suppliers of hydroponically grown lettuce all over Hawaii. They deliver island fresh lettuce harvests daily to both wholesalers and retailers of the best quality. May's Wonder Gardens offers several varieties particularly Butter Lettuce, Red Leaf, Green Leaf, Manoa, Lolla Rossa and Romaine.

Ho Farms

ho farms

Ho farms, a 40-acre family produce farm on Oahu's North Shore, owned by the Ho family, was established in 1992 and specializes in specialty tomatoes including baby Roma tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, golden grape tomatoes, grape tomatoes, Kahuku golden tomatoes and zebra tomatoes. The farm also grows Japanese cucumbers, long squashes and long beans. It is one of the few food safety certified farms in Hawaii. Wei Chong Ho, the Company President "believes that delivering a quality product is the key to attracting and maintaining an increasingly discriminative customer base," and "Ho Farms believes that quality means producing the freshest, healthiest, best-tasting product and ensuring that it remains that way when the customer serves it on their table.