“United in the common goal of providing our restaurants and farm tour guests with a unique selection of quality, all naturally grown fruit, vegetables, herbs, and produce while enhancing the intrinsic natural beauty of our venue and sustaining the aina in accord with sound ecological principles and local traditions.”
651 Waipoli Rd., Kula
Oo Farm was once a virgin 8.5-acre property in the misting forest of Waipoli, where some hippies were communing. The proprietors of Pacific’o and I’o restaurants in Lahaina purchased the property in 2000. At that time, Chef Sean Christensen and I were employees at I’o. We began farming immediately and converted to all natural organic and biodynamic methods in December 2003.
We have over the years developed a sustainable system of farming that grows exclusively for our chefs at the restaurants and our tour guests at the farm. We celebrate that farm-to-table is becoming more widely practiced, particularly here in the islands by founding hawaiian regional cuisine chefs like Peter Merriman, Mark Ellman and Bev Gannon, yet we remain the only entirely proprietary farm-to-table operation on Maui. We own the land and farm it ourselves, controlling everything from the selection of the seed and product to tending to the growing cycle, all the way down to harvesting and delivery. Oo Farm’s pioneering work further serves our local communities in the state of Hawaii by providing leadership and education for the next generation of chefs and farmers seeking to sustain our islands resources and health.