Local Lowdown: Organic O'ahu
When I left my small hometown of Hudson, Massachusetts a year ago to join WWOOF (World
Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) on the island of O'ahu, I wanted to reconnect my roots back to the land. I started with the basics: learn how to grow my own food. My path then lead me to Kahumana Organic Farm and Café.
The name Kahumana was given by a Native Hawaiian spiritual leader. ‘Kahumana’ translates to the 'guardian of life' and holds a place for healing. The farm is a part of a nonprofit organization called Alternative Structures International, which helps disenfranchised families and the developmentally disabled, providing transitional housing, work and education.
At Kahumana, we believe in local, fresh, and Organic. Our Salad mix, also known as Organic Keiki Greens, is harvested every morning at sunrise to capture the crisp fresh start to the day. Our OKG’s are just some of the many daily vegies we incorporate into our café dishes, and sell at local farmers markets and to other high quality restaurants on island. Now we are excited to bring this true farm to table fresh experience to the Wanderlust Festival!
Here’s a sneak peak of some of the items we will be serving:
Nourish your body from the inside out with freshly harvested OKG’s layered with a mixture of shredded purple haze and sunrise carrots, kalamata olives, onions, cherry tomatoes, topped with sharp feta cheese and a side of housemade hummus & artichoke.
~MACADAMIA NUT PESTO~
Our signature organic whole wheat pasta dish, sautéed with stir fried greens, homemade pesto sauce made with local macnuts, and our handpicked basil topped off with melted cheese. Add free-range chicken for extra protein.
~LILIKIO CHEESE CAKE~
Reward Yourself! You deserve it! Mouthwatering tropical treat with smooth, cream cheese filling topped with tangy Hawaiian passion fruit, lilikoi sauce and a crumbly gram cracker crust.
~When I’m not farming, I'm pouring my heart and soul into teaching yoga classes at Kahumana Farms & Impact Dance and Fitness Studio & Lead mediation groups at the farm. Graduated from Hogwarts School of witchcraft and wizardry, Secretly a mermaid, Lover of good vibrations, Believer in manifestation.