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 History of a Productive Land

"We hope you find as much joy in experiencing our farm as we do in contributing to the betterment of our planet."

Waihe'e Valley Plantation, situated in the historic Waihee Ahupua’a on Maui, has a rich farming history. Originally sustained by native Hawaiians through the ahupua’a system, the land transitioned to sugar cane dominance after the Great Mahele in 1848. Plantation owners redirected water sources, transforming the landscape for sugarcane cultivation.

In the 1970-80s, macadamia nuts took over as Hawaii's prominent crop. In 2002, C Brewer, an agricultural company, sold most of its 22,000 acres on Maui, of which was the core 1,000-acre parcel that became Waihe'e Valley Plantation now owned by John and Angie. Over the past two decades, they revived 16,000 Macnut trees, making WVP the largest commercial macadamia farmer on the island.

One of WVP's goals includes diversifying crops resilient to climate changes. In the last 20 years, they added coconut trees, dragonfruits, bananas, papayas, mangoes, avocados, orange trees, and established greenhouses for tomatoes, cucumbers, and various leafy greens. Emphasizing sustainability, they regenerative farming techniques, create compost from Macnut husks, and capture topsoil to protect the ocean.

Committed to reducing their carbon footprint, WVP operates off-grid, and has invested in it’s own solar micro-grid and a self-sustained water system. Their mission is to be responsible caretakers of the planet while providing the highest-quality produce possible.

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ABOUT MAUI MACADAMIA TOURS

Maui Macadamia Tours is located at the Waihe'e Valley Plantation. At the farm, we employ sustainable and regenerative farming methods to provide Maui with the finest, high-quality nuts and produce available. Our nearly 1000 acre solar-powered farm also hosts Maui's only macadamia tour. Come join us and experience the beauty of our farm and learn about the sustainable practices that we use to grow our crops.

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SUSTAINABLE FARMING METHODS

Our commitment to sustainability is at the core of everything we do at Waihe'e Valley Plantation. We use regenerative farming practices that not only preserve the environment but also improve soil health and promote biodiversity. We believe that by using sustainable farming methods, we can grow crops that are not only healthy for our customers but also for the planet.

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