Macadamia nut trees are not native to Hawaii, but were brought here in the late 1800s from Australia. Originally a one-acre ... More
Purdy's Natural Macadamia Nut Farm
Macadamia nut trees are not native to Hawaii, but were brought here in the late 1800s from Australia. Originally a one-acre grove of 50 trees planted in the 1920s, Purdy's Natural Macadamia Nut Farm has expanded to become a working enterprise involving the entire Purdy family. All products are natural and free of preservatives and can be purchased at the farm. Selections include raw or roasted nuts and macadamia nut honey. Free daily tours include complimentary tasting and recipes.
This started out great. Purdy was friendly and shared a lot of facts about mac nuts. But don't mention anything about politics. He is pretty rabid about Native Hawaiian politics and, once he got started, we couldn't wait to get out of there. Bad for business, but I don't think he cares.
On our visit we bought two bottles of honey and a bag of whole salted macadamia nuts which were very good. We also purchased one bag of ground macadamia nuts which were so salty that we could not eat them. We used them to coat French Toast and had to throw it out as it was unedible!!! There was nothing printed on the label that told us they were salted. What happened?
For vegetarians and anyone desiring healthy food, try this tiny cafe, located at the edge of downtown in a funky
white tin shack with a bright green door. The vegetarian lunch bar serves many low fat sandwiches, salads and ...