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How long to grow a macadamia nut?

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Macadamia nuts take almost as long to grow as baby  in the womb, about 8 months. From flower to nut, macadamia nuts take their time to develop their buttery, sweet, and crunchy flavor and texture.  We grow our macadamia nuts Certified Organic, which means we fertilize and feed our trees only certified organic ingredients, we weed-whack instead of spraying chemicals for weed control.  We believe the more nutrient rich soil the better the macadamia nuts are for your heath and better the flavor.

Macadamia nuts are grown in a variety of soils and conditions but macadamia nuts love water and good aeration.  Here on the Big Island of Hawaii, with its rich volcanic soils and tropical climate, does just that. The nuts are then picked off the IMG_2422ground by hand about every 6-8 weeks. They have a year round growing season although the quantity of nuts that fall is minimal in the summer.

Now, is harvest time. Our macadamia nuts have had plenty of rainfall this past year and growing conditions have been beautiful. Macadamia nuts are rich in Omega 3’s and 6’s in perfect balance and considered a superfood by some.  Our unique dehydrating process allows the nuts to maintain their vitality and brings out their true flavor.

We hope you try our Certified Organic dehydrated Hawaiian Macadamia Nuts. We are the one of a kind here in the U.S.

Thank you for supporting famers directly.

Mahalo from all of us at Mahina Mele Farm

Kollette and Jason Stith

808-328-8987

 

 

 

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Let us help you with your Holiday

Aloha from all of us Mahina Mele Farm

Let us help you with your Holiday! Make it edible and memorable with our Organic Kona Rose Coffee.

Well make it beautiful with our gold holiday wrapping and send it for you just in time for the Holidays. Bring in the very best this year, from all of us to you, wishing you health, happiness,  love, and prosperity the whole year through.

Kona Rose Coffee 8 oz.

Kona Rose Coffee
8 oz.

 

Mac Nut Availability

I just wanted to talk about mac nut availability in the coming weeks.  We are keeping the store open so you can continue to order.  Orders will be fulfilled in the order they are placed.  Our next ship date is October 21.  We apologize for the delay but farming is a ROLLER COASTER!    After going through the scant summer months with very little to harvest, we are now coming into the full harvest season and there are lots of nuts out there!  However besides mother nature to wrangle with we also have the human element as well.  Our pickers work very hard, hand-picking the nuts from the ground and they, like every one else on the planet, need and deserve a break.  Unfortunately they took theirs last month right when were promising nuts to our customers!

So now we have our beloved pickers back, rested and ready; and we have nuts and nuts and nuts to harvest as well.  Now we go forth to clean the land and prepare for the harvest.  So again thank you for your patience and continued support.  We look forward to sending you your next shipment of delicious macadamia nuts from Mahina Mele Farm.  Remember the next ship date is Oct 21! Aloha

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Organic Kona Coffee

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For the next 6 months Its Kona Coffee harvest time!

We here at Mahina Mele Farm have been growing and producing Organic Kona Rose Coffee for the past 12 years. We pick the coffee cherries and their peak of perfection, wash and dry the coffee so that the nuances of cacao and fruit cure the coffee, leaving you with a bold coffee with a smooth finish that only Kona Coffee can produce,

 

Kona Rose Coffee 8 oz.

Kona Rose Coffee
8 oz.

Check out our new look and taste Kona Rose Coffee,

Mahalo from all of us at

Mahina Mele Farm,

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Kollette and Jason Stith

 

dehydrated Macadamia Nuts

Macadamia Nut Recipes

Macadamia Nut Recipes
Macadamia Nut Cheese and Milk
Macadamia nuts that are dehydrated can be so versaltile,
Macadamia nuts can return to their original state by soaking them for 20-30 min in cold water.
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When macadamia nuts are in their original state you can easily make macadamia nut milk and cheese at the same time.
Making Macadamia Nut Cheese
1.Blend 1 cup of soaked macadamia nuts with 1 cup water in blender of food processor until creamy smooth, add water until you have a slurry that can be poured.
2.Pour mixture into cheese cloth and allow the macadamia milk to drain into a bowl for 6 hours or so.
3. take the macadamia cheese in the cheese cloth and mix with salt and lemon to taste, this helps the fermentation process.
4. I make into small patties and sprinkle with herbs and edible flours for a beautiful plated dish, place in refrigerator.
5. Also I individually wrap the patties in wax paper to eat over the course of 1-2 weeks.
Enjoy the yummy Organic Raw vegan macadamia nut cheese!

Making Macadamia Nut Milk

  1. Take the milk drained from the cheese making process and add sweetener of choice (optional: use 2 drops liquid vanilla stevia, a date, a dried fig, or 1 tbsp. maple syrup if needed)
  2. Since macadamia milk has a short shelf life, place in refrigerator and enjoy for the next 2-3 days.

Enjoy yuor Organic Raw Vegan Macadamia Nut milk!

 

Mahalo from all of us at Mahina Mele Farm

Kollette and Jason Stith

Organic Macadamia Nut & Oil Recipes

Organic Macadamia Nuts & Oil Recipes, a chefs delight! Macadamia nuts & Oil are extremely versatile from nuts to cheese, butter, baking, stir-fry, popcorn, dessert, fish, etc…..

Here’s how we use macadamia nuts and oil here on Mahina Mele Farm..

Macadamia nut tips and hints

• Macadamia nuts can be substituted for other nuts measure for measure in most recipes and vice versa.

• Some recipes call for ground macadamia nuts. Simply put them in a food processor and pulse until desired consistency is achieved.

Macadamia Nut Butter

Blending for awhile  you’ll end up with nut butter-yum.

• If you do over-process, macadamia nut butter is delicious as a spread. No need to add anything to the butter but a hint of salt brings out more flavor we also add chocolate to make a chocolate macadami nut butter great with a spoon.

• Ground macadamia nuts can be used as a filler and flavor enhancer in ground meat, poultry and seafood dishes.We love Macadamia nut crusted fish…

Use ground nuts in pastry dough or sprinkle on the bottom of pie shells for a delightful change of taste.

• Our nuts are dehydrated but you may lightly toast nuts before adding to the recipe will yield a new flavor.

• Always let toasted nuts cool down before grinding or chopping to prevent them from becoming oily or pasty in texture.To toast: Spread nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet. Place in 350-degree F. oven. Toast until golden, about 12 to 15 minutes. When using a toaster oven, cut the time in half. It’s best to toast only what you need at the time as toasted nuts will not store as well as raw nuts.

• Macadamia nuts pair particularly well with coconut, chocolate, and fish.

Macadamia nut Oil is a high heat oil that can be used instead of other oils in baking to add a nutty flavor, it also it amazing with stir-fry and makes the best popcorn ( a family favorite!). We also use it for our salad dressing,

1 tbl sugar

1 tbl salt

3 cloves of garlic pressed

Mix together and let stand for 5-10 min

add 1 part balsamic   2 parts oil and shake or mix

You ll have the tastiest salad dressing!

Macadamia Nut Cheese

Macadamia Nut cheese is easy to make,,,

soak macadamia nuts for 1 hour

Blend macadamia nuts in blender with 1 cup water

put through cheese cloth ( what drips out is macadamia nut milk)

what is in the cloth is cheese, add salt and lemon to desired taste to help preserve the cheese.

make into patties and enjoy a soft delicious cheese great on crackers.

8.5 fl oz bottle of organic macadamia nut oil

8.5 fl oz bottle of organic macadamia nut oil

Try and see all the versatility in macadamia nuts,

fro our farm to you, Kollette and Jason Stith

 

 

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Home Roasting- Certified Organic Kona

For those of you who are home roasting we have Certified Organic Kona green coffee, available farm-direct. Roast it the way you like it and get your coffee as fresh as possible. We take great care in picking the ripest coffee to make the perfect cup of Kona. We treat our coffee processing just as carefully. Our method allows the fruity and chocolatey undertones to be brightened and a rich full bodied coffee to be enjoyed. For inquiries and pricing please call 808-328-8987

We look forward to working direct with you! Mahalo Kollette and Jason Stith

Roasted Kona Rose Coffee

Certified Organic Kona Coffee

Certified Organic Kona Coffee is a rare commodity. Farm-Direct Certified Organic gourmet Kona Coffee, we put our care and attention into every step in the process of making a great cup of coffee. Starting with the soil, farmed organically and bio-dynamically, picked at its peak of perfection, fermented, dried, milled, and roasted. We deliver freshly roasted Kona Rose Coffee weekly. We love what we do and love the delicious chocolate and fruity undertones of this balanced, rich and smooth cup of Kona,. An experience every time. Try and Enjoy a world famous cup of coffee,Mahalo Kollette and Jason Stith

Peaberry drying before roasted

Peaberry drying before roasted

Ripe Kona Coffee berries

Ripe Kona Coffee berries

Kona Rose Coffee Trees

Kona Rose Coffee Trees

Organic Macadamia Nuts
The freshest nuts available!

Hawaiian Raw Macadamia Nuts- Certified Organic

Hawaiian Raw Macadamia Nuts- Certified Organic. A true Super food and we are the only ones! Dehydrated and Certified Organic we are a family run business since 2005. We take pride in delivering nutritious macadamia nuts starting with the soil we grow them in. Using Certified Organic and Bio-Dynamic growing methods we produce the sweet and buttery macadamia nuts Hawaii is known for. We are located on the Big Island of Hawaii with 60 inches of rainfall a year, a perfect growing region for macadamia nuts and Kona Coffee.  Our passion is serving the best possible food available and we dont know of anyone else on the islands doing it quite the same. Try and taste the difference of Raw Dehydrated macadamia nuts packed with vitality. We are always here, email or call to order.

dehydrated Macadamia Nuts

dehydrated Macadamia Nuts

jason@konarosecoffee.com/ 808-328-8987

www.mahinamelefarm.com

Mahalo Kollette and Jason Stith

Peaberry drying before roasted

Organic Coffee 100% Kona

Organic Coffee 100% Kona is a rare commodity. We are a family run Organic Kona Coffee and Macadamia nut Farmers and processors. Our mission is gourmet coffee and macs everyday. Our coffee is roasted weekly and shipped to you directly. Farm direct, we want to serve you the freshest and high quality coffee available. Our coffee is smooth, rich, full bodied with chocolate and fruity undertones roasted to perfection. Great hot or cold, day or night, thank you and Enjoy!

Roasted Kona Rose Coffee

Roasted Kona Rose Coffee

Mahina Mele Farm and Kona Rose Coffee

Kollette and Jason Stith