One of the many things that makes Cafe Pesto unique is our use of locally grown produce, many of which are organic! For our tomatoes, we use Rising Sun Puʻukapua Farms Sweetheart Tomatoes in several of our dishes and wanted to showcase what makes THEM a great and unique choice for local produce on the Big Island!
Rising Sun Farms is located on the Big Island of Hawaii in the Pu’u Kapu land division just outside of Kamuela. These fertile plains have been farmed by generations of kanaka maoli (Indigenous Hawaiians)!
Russell Crabbe and Charla Lindsey-Crabbe are the owner proprieters of the farm. Their farm is on Hawaiian Homelands and their passion is to run a family farm and to demonstrate to other families how to do the same and be self-sustaining. The Hawaiian values of lokahi in nature, the aina and ohana are at the core of Rising Sun Farms.
They have been open since 2006 in their current location and have been specializing in organic produce since 2014! Rising Sun Farms is planning to offer farm tours and classes in the future focused upon keiki (child) education.
Special visits can be arranged upon request. You can find their produce at many fine culinary establishments along the Kohala coast to Natural Food Stores in Waimea and Pahoa.
Look for the label with Rising Sun Farm logo!