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About Mahina Mele Farm

Aloha we are family owned and operated since 2006. We homestead this farm here on thes Big Island and turned a planted but unmaintained farm into a thriving, productive Certified Organic macadamia Nut and Kona Coffee farm. Our experience working with coffee in Peace Corps in 2000-2003 gave us the know how on coffee processing and production. We hae 3 children and love our farm filled life. Thank You for supporting us and farmers all around who are working hard to produce the best quality food available. Aloha! The only Certified Organcic Macadamia nuts in the US.

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Best Organic Hawaiian Macadamia Nuts!

Best Organic Hawaiian Macadamia Nuts!

There are many reasons……

*for one most organic macadamia nuts you find in health food stores come from Kenya, who knows when they were actually harvested and what conditions they had to go through to get the U.S.

*As of today we have been the only Organic Hawaiian Macadamia nut processors in the US for the past 12 years that we know of, meaning you know where they come from (Mahina Mele Farm)  on the Big Island of Hawaii.

*We ship immediately after being cracked and dehydrated. Absolutely the freshest Organic nuts available!!!!

*Our mission as a family run Organic farm is to produce the highest quality food possible, nutrient rich, and delicious. To do so we have high standards in the way that we process our nuts and go to great lengths to make sure the nuts that we ship are consistently  the best, buttery and crunchy.

*Talk to us directly, if you have any question about the way we process our nuts just ask, we are available.

*Our nuts are not processed with any other nuts or foods, so no worries about gluten or other nut allergies.

*Organic Macadamia nuts, use weed whackers to cut down the weeds not poison, we use blowers to remove leaves, not poison, we feed our trees with organic fertilizers and compost, not chemicals.

Organic Macadamia Nuts The freshest nuts available!

Organic Macadamia Nuts
The freshest nuts available!

We are so grateful for all our customers, its a relationship we continue to build on Thank You!!

Mahalo Kollette and Jason Stith

Mahina Mele Farm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

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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.

 

Fire! Organic Macadamia Nuts

Aloha We have had a horrible incident lat night that burned down our processing building for the macadamia nuts.

We are unable to take any macadamia nut orders at this time.

We thank you all for all your support over the years and it has been a pleasure serving you.

I don’t know what the future holds but we do still have our Organic Kona Coffee available.

Mahalo Kollette and Jason Stith

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

Roasted Kona Rose Coffee

The Best Kona Coffee is Certified Organic

The Best Kona Coffee is Certified Organic.  Kona Rose Coffee is 100% Kona and Certified Organic for the past 11 years. Our passion of producing the very best coffee started in 2000, where our time was consumed with growing, processing, and roasting the best cup of coffee. Today and many years later or mission is the same. Producing the Best Kona Coffee is an art. We grow our coffee within the shade of our macadamia nut trees, using bio-dynamic and organic farming practices. Our trees our fed the highest grade compost, organic fertilizers, and minerals that nourish the trees to produce the fullest, most flavorful beans. We pick at perfection and process the coffee that allows the fruit and chocolate undertones to the coffee cure the coffee.  The coffee is then roasted in small batches to perfection, by people who know and love what a perfect roast taste like, The Best Coffee is Certified Organic and The Best Kona Coffee is Kona Rose Coffee.  Gourmet coffee every time, roasted weekly. Please join our monthly cupper club and receive your order monthly direct from Mahina Mele Farm. We appreciate your support!

Ripe Kona Coffee berries

Ripe Kona Coffee berries

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Please sample the fruits of our labor

Enjoy and Mahalo Kollette Stih

 

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