Tropical Farms began as a roadside operation in 1987. Located on Kamehameha Highway with the Pacific Ocean on the backside of the building. Steve and Chrissy Paty set upon an adventure that is ongoing after two decades. Cracking, sorting and packaging at night, the days were filled with children at the hip and the selling of fresh macadamia nuts from the hood of their car.
The store is definitely a touristy shop but it is worth the time to stop. We sampled great coffee and macadamia nut tastings to help us decide which products we wanted to buy. There were also free macadamia nuts that you crack yourself with a rock on a tree stump. We sat outdoors for a while enjoying the scenery.
This woman was working on something but can’t remember what it was . . . . should take notes on these trips.
This is the mountain across the street from the Tropical Farms with the tour buses in the parking lot.