Wainiha Valley is the deepest valley on Kaua'i with rivers directly fed from Wai'ale'ale. Our farm is technically located on an island within an island, between the Wainiha River and the Power House Stream. It is a lush and scenic valley with fertile soil, ample water, swirling winds, and breathtaking views.
Currently, our farm has four fields of cacao - a way to test reactions to the varying wind, soil, and water in the Wainiha valley. There are even a few trees still remaining from the previous owner of the land, Ashawna Hailey.
Cacao pods, palm trees, and blue skies. Is there anything better?
While the trees were young, we used sliced banana plants to attract the small insects needed for pollination
Cages protect young cacao trees during the early stages of our farm.
One of our planting areas, near the commercial kitchen and auwai.
Another planting area, near the Power House Stream with lots of bamboo for windbreak.
Another field, tucked between the bamboo grove and the Wainiha River.
One of Ashawna's original trees, with ruby red pods!
Other features and crops on the farm include bananas, coffee, citrus, lychee, longan, and a cacophony of native plants and flowers.
Red Ti plants along the auwai
An auwai (Hawaiian man-made irrigation canal) bisects the farm.
A large grove with over 10 types of bamboo.
Lychee tree (in background with red fruit), bananas, coffee beans, breadfruit, many types of citrus, and more grow here as well.
Casual-wear for farmers!
A swimming hole along the Wainiha River.
Young coffee plants growing. A gift from a dear friend, the late John McClure of Moloa'a Bay Coffee.
The coffee grows fast here!
Take a little drive with us past one of our cacao fields!
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