Waihuena Farm, located on the North Shore, is as much of a community-gathering place as it is a garden. With yoga classes, boot camps, workshops, healthy potluck dinners, movie nights, parties, baby/toddler music groups, an afterschool program for kids and a great community-supported agriculture (CSA) program, there’s something for almost everyone.
To start with, the gardens are filled with delicious, organic kale, collard greens, chard, bok choy, daikon, radishes, beets, avocados, bananas, papayas, arugula, tomatoes, carrots, string beans and, last but not least, some of the tastiest wing beans ever grown. The farm sells its produce on Saturday mornings at the North Shore Country Market, located at Sunset Beach Elementary School, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. People can also buy it right at the “source,” the farm itself.
It costs $25 a week to join Waihuena’s CSA program. Every Monday, from 2 until 6 p.m., members pick up baskets filled with a variety of the farm’s organic fruit and vegetables. There are also greens, mushrooms, citrus, eggs and more available from other organic farms on the island that work with Waihuena to feed people sustainably grown, healthy food. Produce is available for purchase by the general public as well. Organic farming is only one item in a long list of sustainability practices at Waihuena. Read the full article.