Na Mea Kupono

Tend a Taro Patch

Legend says kalo (taro) grew from the grave of Haloa, the stillborn son of two deities, and is the elder brother of the first Hawaiian.

It is said as long as Hawaiians remember this connection and care for kalo, they will never be hungry.

Through the generations, kalo has remained an important staple in Hawaii.

Customized visits to Na Mea Kupono, a family-owned-and-operated kalo farm, can include making a kukui nut top; enjoying music and hula; playing konane (checkers) and other traditional Hawaiian games; watching a kalo-pounding demonstration; stepping into a patch to help weed, plant and harvest kalo; and tasting poi or kalo fried with butter and brown sugar.