From the outset, since 2010, our vision has been all about producing high quality, extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) with olives grown on our small family farm on Maui. No simple task, since no one had grown olives commercially or ever made olive oil in Hawaii at that time.
In September 2015, we produced the very first drops of olive oil made in Hawaii. This was a culmination of 6 years of planning, growing and tending olive trees, testing varieties, attending internships all to make olive oil possible on Maui. It was an all-hands-on-deck experience that involved family members, friends, and acquaintances willing to work hard and long days to get the crop in and to the mill. Nearly 3,600 pounds of ripe and green olives were hand-picked, processed and produced the first-ever olive oil made in Hawaii. The oil was tested at UC Davis and found to meet the EVOO standards and be of artisan quality.
Now we are ready to share this one of a kind artisan extra-virgin olive oil with you. Olive oil grown and produced on Maui is a rare and precious commodity and will be of limited supply. Our oil is green, spicy, peppery, fruity and has a robust and complex taste. The complexity and robust qualities of our oil are due to its early hand harvest, prompt milling and the superbly unique growing conditions that consist of Kula’s Mediterranean-like micro-climate, volcanic soil and mild winds.
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Available at Mana Foods, Paia.