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Hawaii’s Agricultural Riches
A spectacular growing climate and longstanding agrarian history have made the Hawaiian Islands a superabundant agricultural region. On Hawaii, the Big Island alone, the array of locally grown products is staggering: chocolate, vanilla beans, tea, macadamia nuts, papaya, mango, lychee, orchids, and deservedly famous Kona coffee beans are all raised here. While it’s possible to tour some of these farming operations (especially coffee plantations around Kona), it can be just as enjoyable to sample their produce at island farm stands—like those at the daily-held Hilo Farmers Market. To learn more about the agricultural bounty of Hawaii, the Big Island, visit gohawaii.com/hawaii-island.
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