In my last post, I wrote about the detrimental farming practices in the meat and dairy industry. Fortunately, there are smaller farms that are dedicated to producing healthy food through respectable and responsible farming methods. My husband and I recently found one on a Hawaiian island of all places.
We had the great pleasure of visiting and touring Kauai Kunana Dairy farm. On our guided tour, we learned about the farm’s organic practices, animal husbandry, and sustainable farming systems. Additionally, we tasted exotic fruit such as noni fruit, breadfruit and starfruit, we bonded with lively and friendly goats and chickens and we walked through the beautiful and perfectly lined vegetable gardens. Below, I have included pictures and fun facts from our delightful and unforgettable experience.
My husband’s smile says it all! Nothing gets better than freshly sliced avocado!! The orchard had more than four different varieties.
The exotic farm was abundant with fruit trees, including lemon, lime, grapefruit, starfruit, breadfruit, mango, papaya, etc. No harmful fertilizers or pesticides were found on these beauties. We were lucky enough to taste the fruit right off the tree.
Noni fruit, my new favorite fruit because of its healing superpowers. It is known to treat skin disorders, build immunity, and even help fight cancer.
It’s a “cure all.” My husband and I both rubbed noni lotion on our bug bites and just like that – no itch or redness!
Happy dairy goats, all of which have a name. They live on a lavish green pasture and enjoy human interaction. They are only milked twice a day. They voluntarily lineup outside the milking room during breakfast and dinner time.
This was one of my favorite goats! These healthy goats are not confined in small spaces, tortured or injected with hormones and antibiotics. They are treated with respect and they are living the good life, which in turn makes healthy goat milk and cheese. Trust me – the cheese was incredible!
These happy chickens are not mistreated and stuffed in small cages with injured wings, beaks and feet. They freely roam in the warm tropical sun among the banana plants. Oddly enough, they help keep the plants strong and healthy too – bonus!
A tropical dream garden; this is just one of the many gardens. It includes arugula and musclun greens. Dark leafy greens are packed with disease-fighting nutrients.
Have you been to a dairy farm or any other type of farm? If so, please share your experiences.