At Kawamata Farms, it’s a family tradition to grow Kamuela’s Finest™ produce. Using innovative hydroponic science, we aim to inspire a future generation of farmers and contribute to the food security of Hawaii.
A Family Tradition
At Kawamata Farms, our roots run deep. Our story begins with Naoji Kawamata, a fisherman, who moved from Oahu’s North Shore to the Big Island of Hawaii in 1952. Naoji purchased 17 acres in Kamuela, where he and his wife Doris grew vegetables and raised their 7 children.
Doris Kawamata loved flowers. Kawamata Farm’s first specialty was roses. From the 1970s to the 1990s, our farm had over 100,000 rose bushes producing millions of blooms that were shipped across the Hawaiian Islands. In 1995, Kawamata Farms traded roses for tomatoes and a state-of-the-art hydroponic growing system adopted from the Netherlands. Today our farm produces 30,000 lbs of tomatoes a week, distributing them to tomato lovers across the Aloha State in grocery stores and restaurants.
With over half a century of farming in Hawaii, our commitment to family tradition, agricultural research and education, sustainability, and exceptional quality are the values that inspire us to keep growing Kamuela’s Finest™.
Our tomatoes are grown using cutting-edge hydroponic technology from the Netherlands. From seed to vine, each plant is carefully nurtured and given the special diet it needs to thrive. The result? A truly delicious tomato, grown right here in Hawaii.Learn More
Agricultural Research and Education
Our commitment to quality is backed by a passion for life-long learning. When our journey into hydroponic farming began in 1995, we went to the world authority on this technology – the Netherlands – for training and education. Today we continue to conduct testing on our farm and offer training to aspiring hydroponic farmers.Learn More
Sustainability and Food Security
We love Hawaii nei. These islands have been home to our family for generations. Once dotted with many small family farms, today Hawaii is dangerously food insecure, importing over 80% of its food. We aim to inspire more farmers in our community by sharing knowledge and solutions. Our vision for the future of Hawaii is to see more farmers producing more products for consumers in Hawaii and beyond.