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When I moved here 15 years ago I planted Tahitian limes, Eureka lemons, Meyer lemons, Flame grapefruit, star fruit, apple bananas, and surinam cherries on my little two thirds of an acre, also avocado trees, grown from seed, and various vegetables like sweet corn, tomatoes, Italian parsley, Tahitian taro, green onions, collard greens and lettuce just to mention a few. I'm now looking into growing strawberries because the island of Maui grows the tastiest strawberry I've ever had. I usually share what I have with my friends and neighbors, or sell what I grow to local grocery stores or at our Saturday Farmer's Market.
|Avocados from my yard|
It pays to grow your own food because most of the grocery stores here on Molokai import most of their fresh produce at a high cost to consumer. Fortunately more and more Hawaiians are realizing how easy it is grow their own food, it's healthier, costs less, and seeds are easy to get either locally or online. Check out this website called homesteadmania.com which talks about being more self-sufficient.
With the seeds of change comes a healthier lifestyle for everyone, and a sense of pride that you grow your own food. Aloha!