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Agritourism Business Opportunities Using Your Maui Farm Land

Are you looking for a little plot of land to call your own? Maybe you have thought you want to live on Maui and live off of the land. With parcels from less than an acre to over hundreds of acres to choose from, there are more options available to you than just farming your land. Many places have more than just land; there are waterfalls, historical sites, lava tubes, and more.

A property with fruit trees and a waterfall could be a large draw for tours

Agritourism – A Pairing of Farming and Tourism

With so many small, medium, and large farms on Maui, why not step outside the box and join together two of the bigger industries – agriculture and tourism? Many people already own their plots of land where they grow their produce (fruit, vegetables, flowers, and plants) for themselves only to discover they are now growing more than they can eat, freeze, dehydrate, and can themselves. 

You then give the extra to friends, family, neighbors, and donate to the local charities. You can take it a step further by diversifying your revenue sources by adding en element of tourism to your farming and agriculture efforts. The tourism can be an avenue to learning and teaching, providing local products, or just providing a different and unique venue for the traveler.

Additional Features That Could be Helpful in Starting an Agritoursim Business

Maui has several wonderful examples like Alii Kula Lavender Farm, Kahanu Garden of the National Tropical Botanical Garden, O’o Farm, and so many others. Many grow food for purchase, create products from the the plants they grow, provide tours in adventure, interaction, and learning, farm visits, farm tours, farm stays, and even a farm working vacation.

If this is something that may interest you, you can find a business that is already up and running, or find that perfect place to create your new Agritourism place to call your own. For more information, I can help answer your questions and you can get further information by going to the Hawaii Agritourism Association website.

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Shaylyn Kimura, R(S)

June 21, 2012

Wow, thanks Heidi! I love the idea of Agritourism and think Hawaii is a natural fit for the concept. With such fertile soil, temperate climate and the need for sustainability, why not merge farming and tourism to create a small (or not so small) business?

Heidi Farmer

June 21, 2012

Thank you, I am glad you like it. I think you are right, such a natural fit for the Islands with more farm land available than many people might think.

Shaylyn Kimura, R(S)

June 21, 2012

Wow, thanks Heidi! I love the idea of Agritourism and think Hawaii is a natural fit for the concept. With such fertile soil, temperate climate and the need for sustainability, why not merge farming and tourism to create a small (or not so small) business?

Heidi Farmer

June 21, 2012

Thank you, I am glad you like it. I think you are right, such a natural fit for the Islands with more farm land available than many people might think.

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