Lightfoot Travel — Touring the Boutique Farms of Hawaii

Leave the surf behind and follow Shelley Seale into the mountains of Hawaii to discover an array of boutique farms, January 2018

The Hawaiian island of Maui is a beach-and-ocean lover’s dream. Known as the “Valley Isle,” the coastline is dotted with pristine white and black sand beaches and a diverse array of water-based adventures. But a lesser-known side of Maui is its Upcountry: fertile slopes on the high elevations around Haleakala, with soaring views over the misty mountains and cool breezes that are a refreshing change from sea level.

Here, you’ll fine numerous farms, ranches and botanical gardens; with a variety of makers that are open to the public for demonstrations, tours or tastings. Spending a few hours, a day — or more — exploring this uniquely Maui region offers a glimpse into a completely different side of Hawaiian life.

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