Sounds like Hilo town or near there would be your best bet.
wed and sat. farmers market.
Kea'au might also work. It is in between Hilo and Pahoa towns.
We love the big island and yes there is plenty of fruit around over here on the east side. :)
I have been living on the big Island, northside for 9 years , growing many types of useful plants along streams, and drinking pure spring water right out of the rock into my jug.
4years ago i created a farm above Waipio valley with lots of free resources to live with,, there is plenty space here for other like minded folks, pictures on my page can speak louder than my slow typeing.
it takes some time to pioneer a farm and with the help of other like minds over the years there is something very special here to share
this is my favorite place to live, on the oldest part of the largest mountain in the world, the volcano is a long 2 hour drive away,, the northern side of Big Island has plenty soil and waterfalls/streams to grow the best fruits and vegis.
there is plenty LARGE fruit trees over 100 years of age that i eat from any day of the years all kinds, the other day i was 30 ' up a mangosteen feasting on them and filled my teeshirt up with them to enjoy at the waterfall next door, ohhh and the durians are setting fruit!!
lots of lush private lands have been secured by fruit loving people, so come and be part of the ongoing creation of food forest.
Low fat raw vegans make the best farmers IMO
that is some of the pros
the cons of living here on the islands is that ummm,,, well kinda hard to think of some,,, when i lived in sourthern cali, I was easily able to hire skilled farm laborers(immagrants) to work along side myself and accomplish lots of food growing , here in Hawaii there is no workers on the corner waiting for work , so I work alone mostly, I am an immagrant here haha
most people coming here to Wwoof are really wanting a cheap vacation and have too little interest in actually growing plants
I do enjoy visits and am open to possible stays here but do not want to roll out the red carpet for just anyone who says they are this and that cause i been lied to plenty of times, people say they are and will do something I will expect them to keep their word as i do
another con here is that it is so easy to get welfare/foodstamps ( i never had ) that most people that are using the government handouts ,are spending more time going to town buying other than the best food when they can easily stay home and garden or join a farm to grow their own, then that extra time people spend going to citys can be enjoyed at the ocean or rivers, waterfalls hiking foraging.
well that is how i enjoy living, far from electronics, roads and machines and have a cave to hide in if need
I realize that this is an older post but I wanted to see if your offer of "space for like minded folks" is still open. I have been planning to move to Hawaii but want to take time to get acquainted with a few areas before deciding to settle in. I would be more than willing to pull my own weight and make a time commitment although I do lack farm experience. I am looking at heading over in 4-6 months. If your offer still exists please send me a private message so we can discuss. Thanks!
Are you still on Kauai? i want to go there, but i aslo want to got to Thailand, or mexico, somewhere with Alot fo fruit abunDance. im on the island of oahu right now, and there is so much barbecue here that i sorta feel out of place in some senses, but ive got some vegan buds to make it all the while.
Hey. Planning a trip to the big Island. Bought plane fare already! Be there Feb. I am probably going to travel around, see the sights. I would also like to learn something of local farming and maybe woof. We'll see what happens!
Looking to transfer with my job with the post office any good recommendations on where would be the spot. Looking to live close to a fruit eating community but not be so isolated. Pleny of access to abundant fruit, not big on growing anything right now. I actually want to feel my way into this area when I get over there. I guess a lot of farmers markets and fruit selling stores would be nice. Thanks guys :)
I'm going to live on the island of Kauai. : )
Looking to go to the Ayurvedic Center of Hawaii, for healing.
Kauai is the Crown chakra island.
have you made it there yet?
I am heading out to Hawaii in November to end of February. I am going to rent a place and I would love to share this expense with someone. I am keen on the big island or maui. I have not checked out Maui but am feeling a pull. Open to any ideas.
I have wwoofed many farms and find it tough to find a good fit. If you have your own wheels it makes it easier as the most abundant farms STILL can't seem to supply enough fruit. If anyone has had positive experiences on farms in Hawaii, I would love to hear!?
How about the 811 community? I know a couple people out there but I also have heard there is some less than ideal behavior going on.
For a fruit muncher, the Big Island is pretty ideal. It's cheap, there's an abundance of tropical fruit, and the Puna district is about as far as you can get from the concrete machine aka society :)