Stories rooted in Hawaiʻi

CANOES TO CANE: A Journey Through Hawaiʻi's Foodscape

photo of private group tour on polipoli farms

We invite your group or organization to join us as we explore the farm and share stories rooted in Hawaiʻi. 

Our "CANOES TO CANE: A Journey Through Hawaiʻi's Foodscape" experience is designed to foster teamwork, environmental awareness, and a deep appreciation for Indigenous growing practices. 

Led by farm owners Lehia + Brad, this is a chance to learn about local agriculture from their firsthand experiences and personal family stories.

Guests will:

  • Discover the history of Hawaiʻi through its agricultural heritage, starting with the arrival of the first Polynesians and the “canoe crops” they brought.
  • Explore the industrial sugar cane era in Hawaiʻi and its effects on the food and cultural landscape.
  • Finally, learn about the current and future outlook of local agriculture.

Interactive tastings: 

  • Includes an interactive kō (sugar cane) crushing and mocktail mixology session using farm-fresh ingredients. Sip unlimited mocktails!

We are a working farm and therefore offer a very limited number of Private Experiences throughout the year. 

Experience lasts up to 3 hours; group size is up to 15 people. 

Pricing is available upon request, and is per experience (versus per person), so please know that you are welcome to include as many as 15 people. 

If you are interested in bringing your group and/or team members to Polipoli Farms, please start by answering the following questions.