HILO, Hawaii – Hilo agriculture is on display in a new video being promoted by the the Hawaii AgriTourism Association.
The video features Lani Medina Weigert, the Hawaii AgriTourism Association Executive Director. Weigert is the Co-Founder of Ali`i Kula Lavender, which the HATA website says is “considered the flagship of Ag-tourism in the state of Hawaii welcoming over 100,000 visitors annually to their Maui farm each year.”
The video encapsulates what an agri-tourist will see on the Hilo Grown Ag-Tour; a $90 ticket, run on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, according to this website:
|8:30 am – Meet in the lobby entrance of the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel.
9:15 am – Arrive to Hawaii’s largest anthurium Farm – Green Point Nurseries and get an exclusive “behind the scenes” view of one of the most successful flower operations in Hawaii.
10:30 am Arrive at KTA Super Store and learn how KTA’s Mountain Apple Brand gave many local farmers their first opportunity to get products from thier farms to your table. See the culturally diversified foods, and learn the history of this iconic, multi-generational family operating since 1916 exclusively on the Big Island.
12:15 pm – Arrive at Imiloa Astronomy Center – Where Astronomy meets Hawaiian culture and discover what crops ancient Hawaiian explorers brought to hawai’i. Learn how they used the moon and stars to successfully plant and grow their crops. Explore how astronomy impacts farming today. A delicious buffet lunch is available for purchase in the Sky Garden Restaurant surrounded by a beautiful native Hawaiian Landscape.
2:00 pm – Arrive at OK FArms – Hilo’s premier production farm that covers 500 acres and overlooks scenic rainbow falls. Famous for it’s award-winning coffee and abundant fruits such as rambutans, longans, lychee, oranges, tangerines, lemons, poha berries, macadamia nuts, poha berries and many spices. Also, a well stocked farm store gives you a chance to take home some of the highest quality products on the big island.
3:30 PM – arrive back at the hilo hawaiian hotel
The mission of the Hawaii AgriTourism Association is to connect the agricultural sector with the visitor industry and residents of Hawaii for “mutual economic development and viability.”