Aloha from Tai Shan FarmsMay 30, 2018
Aloha friends, welcome to Tai Shan Farm’s first blog post on our newly designed website.
It’s been 15 months since I purchased my farm here on the big island of Hawai’i. In that time, I’ve put all my life skills to use in keeping things working and moving forward. It hasn’t been easy but it has been worth it. Every day I am amazed by the things I find growing here and by the beautiful nature of my farm and Hawai’i at large.
Tai Shan Farms is actively involved in the work trade programs such as WWOOFHAWAII.org and Workaway.com. Interns Emily and Onyx are making sure the bee hives are thriving and ready for the new season. We are working with bee expert, Jacqueline Freeman, in order to take a more holistic approach to our bee protocol. This means gearing up for the dragonfruit’s blossoming season and making sure the bees are happiest by applying our knowledge of disease management and the spiritual roots of the hive.
Tessa and Savannah, twin sisters hailing from Boson, MA, are working hard alongside farm manager Brian, to prepare the dragonfruit fields for harvest season. Trimming the limbs of the cacti and weeding in between rows has been a great way to ensure maximum productivity of the plants.
Among these daily tasks, we are also in the process of creating candles and lip balms that utilize our leftover beeswax from the honey harvests. We also recently added CBD honey straws to our list of amazing products. Come find us at the farmer’s market to get yours!
We hope this new website can help connect us with our community. We look forward to sharing the gifts of the land and keeping you updated about life on Tai Shan Farms.
Until next time, Aloha!