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   This farm employs Natural Farming methods and has been influenced by the work of Masanobu Fukuoka. 

The farm is known as the Home of the Sweet White Pineapple or Sugarloaf Pineapple, which originated in West Africa. It is low-acid, sweet and juicy. Other fruits and vegetables grown here are Apple Banana, Winter Squash or Pumpkin Squash or Kabocha, variety citrus, avocado, mango, starfruit and seasonal vegetables. Most herbs are also grown here.

   The farm progressed mainly through the steady labor of Eric DePeralta, who did the planting, weeding and harvesting. Now, Kaleb Thomas(pictured here) has taken on that role.

   The majority of the produce is sold to Sweet Cane Cafe in Hilo. Much is juiced or used fresh, but the rest is either frozen or dried. KTA carries dried apple banana from here. If you are in Hilo and would like to eat well, stop by and join them at 48 Kamana St, Hilo. They make the world's best smoothies.

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