As our island community deals with the coronavirus concerns, Grove Farm brought together our island’s farmers and fishermen to offer fresh produce and fish at our Puhi Park Produce site.
Here are the people and products that are available at Puhi Park Produce
See a long line of customers – six feet apart – waiting to see Elmer and Ailyn? Here’s the reason! You will always find the freshest okra, bittermelon, eggplant, squash, pumpkin, cabatete, wingbeans, and even jicama, along with an assortment of seasonal fruit. Read Elmer’s story here.
Visit Sakda and Usa Meephol for fresh seasonal fruits grown in Koloa and Mahaulepu. Sakda also farms in central Kauai and has a bountiful of fresh vegetables. This hardworking couple possess the heart and soul of a farmer. Read their story here.
Wirat Yothachai has been farming on Grove Farm lands in Lihue since 2012. Along side his wife, Noi, and their children, they have devoted their heart and soul to farming. Wirat offers a variety of fresh vegetables and fruit, including mixed greens, kale, carrots, parsley, basil, bok choi, tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet potatoes, citrus, pineapple, and so much more!
Suthat "Dang" Promnonsri
Up before dawn and working to 10 or 11 o’clock at night, “Dang” and “Peet” Promnosri are hardworking farmers who will always greet you with a warm and enthusiastic smile. They have an assortment of fresh picked Thai papayas, cucumers, lemons, pineapple, mixed salad greens, kale -- just about everything you need! Read about Dang and Peet here.
Dean and Nicol Nonaka
Dean and Nicol Nonaka are 3rd generation farmers from Hanapēpē Valley. The Nonaka Farm has been operating since 1925 -- originally farming rice, cattle, and hogs. Now they cultivate cabbage, green onions, kale, daikon, radish, bok choi, sweet peppers, bananas, and eggplant. On occasion, they sell fresh fish and ornamental sunflowers.
Mike and Elsie Gregg
Thinking of starting starting a garden or adding to your landscape? See Mike and Elsie Gregg of Kaapuni Nursery from Kapahi – selling a variety of starter herbs and vegetables.
Supphasit “Bob” Yasaka worked on his family’s rice and chili pepper farm in Thailand. In 2005, he came to work for Kauai Coffee. Bob started his own farm in 2012 in Grove Farm’s Lihuʻe lands and offers banana, papaya, tomato, cucumber, eggplant, basil, lettuce, pumpkin, squash, onion, cilantro and bok choy.
The Panyamee family has been farming for the last six years on Kauaʻi. Taworn spends most of his day at the farm, while his wife Preeda and daughter Beny sell the produce at markets around the island. They sell a variety of fruits and vegetables and delicious banana chips!
Adam and Christine Coyaso
Adam has been harvesting young and old coconuts around the island for about 10 years. You choose if you want to spoon out the meat yourself, or just drink the nutritious water – Adam will cut it right in front of you. Christine also bakes vegan and gluten free mochi donuts for an added tasty treat.
Phaisan was a rice farmer in his home town in Thailand as well as a carpenter in Bangkok. He moved to Hawaii to work on Oahu farms, and eventually found his way to Kauai where he farms in Lihu’e. You will be impressed by his wide array of fresh produce grown by a one-man operation.
Somphong "Pong" Janphet
Originally from Northeast Thailand, Pong came to Hawaii in 2004 to work on Oahu farms. He eventually relocated to Kaua’i, where he has his own farm on Grove Farm lands in Lihue. Visit Pong’s booth to see his abundant assortment of vegetables and fruits – and beautiful cauliflower!
Like many of the farmers, Weerapon puts in long, backbreaking hours tending to his farm on Grove Farm lands. Fortunately, his wife Aulaiporn and son Teerapon are at his side to help him sell the fruits of his labor at Puhi Park Produce. We would like to extend our congratulations to Teerapon who is a senior at Kauai High School and will attend the Kaua’i Community College.
Greg and Candace Askew
OnoPops is a local treat with over 75 flavors! OnoPops are made locally with fresh, natural ingredients from local sources. These refreshing treats are gluten free and low in sugar. With so many choices available, Greg will find something to please your palette!
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Puhi Park Produce is growing, and so is the list of our local vendors!