The struggles and successes of being a local farmer

Farming in Hawaii is a tough business.

Even though Farmer’s Markets are popping up more and more and many folks are joining the ‘eat local’ movement,  it’s still difficult for farmers here to thrive.

Today, we introduce you to a father-daughter team who have found a way to make it.  We share their story in today’s “In the Biz.”


You can purchase all of Hawaiian Crown Products (pineapple, apple bananas, tree-to-bar chocolate, juices, dried pineapple etc.) at their store locations and farmers markets.

Waikiki Store– Hawaiian Crown Plantation Cafe
159 Kaiulani Ave. Suite 105 (Entrance is on Kuhio Ave.) Honolulu, Hi. 96815

Hilo Store– Hawaiian Crown Plantation and Chocolate Factory
160 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Hawaii 96720

They also ship their fresh whole pineapple, chocolate and other packaged products anywhere in the US and you can order online at

Their whole pineapples and apple bananas are available at Foodland/Food Pantry and Sack ’n Save stores

Farmers Markets:
KCC Farmers Market (across from Diamond Head Saturdays 7:30-11am)
Beach Walk Farmers Market (Waikiki Thursdays 4-8pm)
Haleiwa Town Farmers Market (Behind the North Shore Market Place on Cane Haul Road Sundays 8am-12pm)

Their dried products and tree-to-bar chocolate are available at Whole Foods Kahala, Kailua and Maui

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