Tuesday May 12, 2015
If you're planning a trip to Kauai and you're looking for a unique way to get in touch with the natural beauty of the island, consider taking a tour of the farm where we’ve grown organic Noni fruit for over thirty years.
Over the course of a 2 ½ hour guided tour, you’ll gain a unique understanding of the plants and animals of Kauai, and how they contribute to a healthy ecosystem – which includes humans!
Here are some of the things you’ll learn about and experience on your rejuvenating farm tour:
Kauai is geologically the oldest of the Hawaiian islands at about 5 million years old. It’s often said to be the most remote and beautiful of the Hawaiian Islands, known as the “Garden Island.” There’s a reason we’ve chosen to make our home here in the Kaakaaniu Valley – there’s no place like it on Earth.
As you explore the extensive 37 acre organic Noni farm, you’ll get a unique look at the ancient valley and plateau, which has orchards stretching all the way to the Pacific Ocean.
You’ll also learn about the ancient Polynesian medicinal fruit we grow here on the plantation. We’ll tell you all about the history of Morinda Citrifolia – known more commonly as Noni fruit – and how it came to the Hawaiian Islands.
Noni fruit has been a natural remedy for centuries, eaten raw or rubbed on the body to promote health. We’ll explain how Noni has been used as a health product throughout the years. Recently, there has been a bulk of published research from scientific laboratory studies, which are beginning to explain what the Polynesians have known for centuries – Noni promotes overall good health.
Here are just a few of the positive effects Noni can have on the body:
- Boosts the immune system
- Supports a healthy response to inflammation
- Supports joint function and good joint health
- Supports overall health of the GI tract
- Provides natural antioxidant protection against free radical damage
You’ll get the chance to learn the specifics on the farm tour, and browse our collection of articles. In addition, you’ll get to sample all of the farm’s organic noni products – fruit leather and lotions that can have a dramatic positive impact on the human body. We’ll explain the uses and benefits of each product, including our noni products for pets!
As part of the tour, you’ll also get to see some of the wild plants that grow on the plantation. You’ll see Noni trees growing in the wild and you’ll get to smell the distinctive scent of the ripe raw fruit, as well sampling this superfood in its natural state.
Intermixed with the wild Noni trees are banana, papaya, mango, lychee, star fruit, avocado, coconut, and banyan trees, as well as many tropical flowers.
We’ve been living in the valley for many years, so we’re experienced tour guides to the native plants of Kauai.
The farm is home to many wild and domesticated animals. Some of them, like our native earthworms, have important jobs on the farm. We’ll show you the “Worm Hotel,” where the worms busily turn kitchen scraps into black gold. Black gold is what farmers call worm castings, which are hugely beneficial for the soil.
Some of the animals, like Billy Bob (one of the farm’s local roosters)and Bhakti (the farm’s 10 year old Australian Sheppard and Airedale mix) are fixtures of everyday farm life.
Then there are the beautiful wild animals that make the Kaakaaniu Valley their home. You may see an albatross soaring above the ocean, or even a dolphin if you’re very lucky.
Steve and his wife Richele have been organic farmers for over 40 years, and they have a wealth of expertise to share. We harvest thousands of pounds of fruit per week, so it’s important to give back to the soil. You’ll learn how we cover soil with mulch, make compost, grow worms and make compost teas to promote the wellness of the land. You may even be inspired to try some of these techniques at home – they’re not as difficult as they sound.
If you’d like to add a tour of Hawaiian Organic Noni to your Kauai adventure, sign up today! Tours are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10 AM, by reservation only.
Call to reserve 888-882-6664(NONI)
Our address is 11 Larson Beach Rd, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754