O'o Farm

O'o Farm, Kula: Address, Phone Number, O'o Farm Reviews: 4.5/5

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O'o Farm is an 8.5 acre diversified, sustainable farm in upcountry Maui. Owned and operated by pacific’O restaurant, O’o Farm grows organic produce for Chef McDonald.
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Ron J
Philadelphia, PA467 contributions
Couples
If you are interested in the workings of a farm you’ll enjoy this tour/lunch.
Limited to 30 people(reserve early). You walk the farm and your guide will explain exactly what goes into growing each product. They grow basic produce, coffee, and citrus.
They serve lunch on site using their fresh ingredients. Excellent.
They also have a restaurant in town that uses only their organically grown crops.
They are especially proud of their coffee.
Fun day, away from the typical tourist spots. BYOB
Written September 9, 2021
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KLM1
Kitchener, Canada755 contributions
Friends
Visiting O’o Farm was one of the highlights of our trip. Eight family and friends went for lunch on the day before Christmas. The drive up to Kula was beautiful, and the view from the farm was outstanding. There were about 30 of us in the group.

The tour started at 10:30am and our guide was Ra. You could tell that she is very passionate about being a farmer and educating people on the virtues of farm to table eating. There are approximately ten farmers that work the 8.5 acre farm. All of the food grown here supplies the Pacific’O Restaurant in Lahaina.

To begin we walked through the some of the trees of the farm … olive trees, coffee bushes and various fruit trees. We arrived at a covered area that had two large tables where we would be enjoying our lunch. Before we went off to harvest, the chef described what lunch would be today and boy did it sound delicious.

The next hour was spent walking through the various gardens harvesting what we would be eating. I do not remember all of the items but some of them were beet leafs, arugula and edible flowers such as Mexican sunflower. We finished up the harvesting and while we were looking in the gift shop, we heard the lunch bell and that meant it was time to eat.

We started our lunch with focaccia bread and a field green salad with a citrus vinaigrette. Chef explained that the focaccia bread is made from a starter that he has had for the last few years.

Our first main of three was pan seared urban crusted Tofu with toasted black rice and white quinoa. This was served with a braised medley of vegetables including squash and coloured beans. The second main was Mahi Mahi in a spicy sweet onion rub along with fresh avocado. Our final main was a roasted chicken breasted in a coffee cherry BBQ coating accompanied with parsnips and carrots.

And to finish off lunch, coffee and chocolate was served with pineapple and apple bananas. The coffee was made from the beans grown on the property.

It was a wonderful experience, and I would highly recommend it, especially if you’re looking for something to do that is a little different from the norm.
Written January 25, 2020
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drummerjeff60
San Jose, CA11 contributions
Located up in the hills of Kula, this is a nice get out of the way place to go if you want a change of pace from the touristy, city life. We did the breakfast tour, which included an interesting and educational tour of their beautiful working farm, which furnaces produce to specific restaurants on the island. After touring the lower grounds of the farm, we were treated with a delicious breakfast featuring farm-grown products. Including the coffee! Very yummy. Afterwards we took a short tour of the upper grounds. Overall, a nice way to spend three hours.

This was recommended by an Hawaiian friend of ours, and I have to admit when I saw the price I thought it was a bit high. And even afterwards I still think it's a little overpriced. But I will say that after meeting the very friendly staff, and seeing what they do, we were happy knowing that we were supporting their efforts in a small way.
Written May 24, 2022
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LadyLove242
Buffalo, NY23 contributions
I took this tour for the first time in Dec 2019. I thoroughly enjoyed it that time around. My tour group was about 12 or 14, and the food was delicious. This time around, the tour did not meet my expectations, and I think that is because the bar was set high already. First things first, if you have taken this tour before, note the following changes (I do understand that some of these things are beyond their control due to Covid):

1. No self-pick salad. This is due to Covid. I totally understood, but for me, that was what made going through the entire farm tour worth it, and I would have done it every year just for that. It might sound silly, but I liked feeling like I contributed something to my meal. I do not hold this against them but wanted to note this difference for previous guests.

2. They are not using the outdoor oven and everything is cooked in the mobile kitchen. This is due to COVID, but the good news is, the outdoor oven will be coming back.

3. Now maybe I just happened to have been on a smaller tour the first time around, but there were 31!!!! people on this one. Another lady who had also taken the tour prior mentioned that her previous tour was also smaller. So I am not sure if we both happened to luck out or they increased the tour size. This was one of the downsides of the tour for me. When booking, I did not see the maximum tour size anywhere (I may have missed it), and when I booked, there were only two spaces left, so it did not dawn on me to assume the tour size would have been any different than before. This did two things for me: with the pandemic, a group this size made me a little uneasy, even though we were outside and so could distance. The guide did an excellent job in projecting, but it came to the point that I preferred just not hearing rather than being close to people. A smaller tour size would have given a balance between safe distance and feeling like you were still a part of the tour. Secondly, everything took longer - getting food, paying etc. If they are going to continue to have tours this size, then allow online payment to alleviate the bottleneck.

4. Tour price went up $20 since Dec 2019. Not sure exactly when that happened, but with Covid, I completely understand the increase in cost. I think the issue was the thought of paying more money for an even less intimate experience.

5. Food was not as good as the first time, the other previous guest mentioned the same. It was still good, but not that "amazing, I cannot say enough how wonderful" good.

Overall I will give kudos to the establishment for setting out nicely socially distanced tables where we felt safe, even with the larger group. What this did mean, however, was that our guide had to run back and forth between both locations and repeat the same thing.

My advice, if you have never done the tour before, you will probably love it. If you have done it before, perhaps temper your expectations noting the changes above and you will probably enjoy it as well!

Another advice, do not plan anything right after as the tour tends to go over.
Written September 22, 2021
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KEColorado
Bellingham, WA52 contributions
Family
The food blew me away! I adore a vegetable forward menu as I think it takes more skill than a meat forward menu. And to have one with veg that is grown right there was simply amazing. And although the veggies impressed the heck out of me, the allspice/coffee crusted chicken was the best! If you’re on the fence about booking this - as I was - don’t hesitate. It is so worth it!! (Also you can bring a beverage with you to enjoy if you prefer - they serve water with lunch and coffee with desert)
Written December 29, 2021
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rsvp1
Jupiter, FL35 contributions
Amazing tour with wonderful people who are passionate about sustainable farming and connecting with mother Earth. The only thing better than the tour was a fabulous five-course meal - truly farm to table. We brought our own wine/beer to pair with their expertly crafted foods. So many vegetables I had never tried before and who knew I liked tofu. Everything was amazing and we will definitely do this tour and next time include the coffee/breakfast tour too.
Written May 9, 2022
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kellyf101010
Las Vegas, NV31 contributions
We visited on 10/11/2021 and did the lunch tour. This was our fourth trip to Maui and we already did the Luau, sunset cruise, bike down the volcano, multiple Snorkle tours and Lanai. We were looking for something different. I tried to book this the week we were there and was waitlisted. We did respond and we booked the tour. Our tour was 10:30 - 2 but it went until 3. It went longer because we were visiting with people from all across the country enjoying this adventure too. The first hour is the tour. I love to plant and garden so I found it very interesting. We tried different plants, smelling and tasting. It was fun! Lunch was well done. It is 5 courses and very filling. We brought a bottle of wine and enjoyed the outdoor dining. It finished up with their coffee grown and roasted there and dessert. Our tour guide was nice and very knowledgeable. She had an accent from Australia I think. She did a wonderful job along with the chefs. This was our first time.
Written October 16, 2021
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Companion320937
11 contributions
If you love farm to table cooking, I highly recommend this tour. There is nothing like picking your own vegetables and then eating them for lunch. The entire experience was perfect and so reasonably priced for the amount of food we received. Fish, chicken, veggie options, salad, sides, dessert, fruit and some of the best coffee ever! Bronson did an amazing tour of the vegetation on the grounds and helped us know more about everything we were eating. Also I loved that we could bring our own wine to enjoy with the lunch. I hope to come back to Maui again and will do this again, and the coffee tour also!!
Written February 11, 2020
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CandyGirl1507
52 contributions
We love farm-to-table experiences which made this one of the highlights of our trip. the gourmet lunch and farm tour at O'o Farm is not to be missed.

Our tour guide was one of the many farmers who work on the farm. We started with a walk through the olive grove, had a look at their citrus orchard then met the chef who gave us the run down of the menu - including what items came from the farm itself (all the fruits, veg and coffee). We then continued to tour the farm learning and asking questions. There were quite a few avid gardeners in the group.

It's BYOB but we stuck to water. Our outdoor tables had lovely views of the mountain side and valleys below, but it did get quite cool and rained a bit so be prepared with sweaters / rain jackets if you go. The weather is very changeable on the mountain.

We started with a homemade sourdough focaccia which was the best I've ever had (and I make my own, so this is high praise indeed). It was followed by a marinated tofu and farm greens salad; fish with an avocado sauce and more greens, pea shoots, and a shishito pepper; chicken breast with a sweet potato puree and rainbow carrots; and dessert with citrus flavoured dark chocolate truffles and a farm fruit salad served with farm grown coffee or herbal tea.

Simply amazing. I would highly recommend this experience. We bought a couple bags of their coffee because it was so smooth and delicious.
Written March 7, 2022
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jannumber6
Milton, Canada28 contributions
Couples
It was a very interesting and educational experience and the food all tasted amazing. The only reason this is a 4 instead of a 5 is that the dessert consisted of two tiny truffles with a bit of fresh fruit. The price is pretty steep especially when you add in the tip so getting a tiny little dessert like that was not a great end to a very good day. Other than that, a good day in Upcountry.
Written February 12, 2022
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