WE ARE FARMERS FIRST
"we are here to teach a way of being in deep relationship with mother earth and farming cacao is just one way we pray"
- Marita & Rose
Hi our names are Marita and Rose and we are super excited to invite you on our journey!
Cacao, Mauna Kea, Pele and the Big island called us and so we packed up everything and moved across the Pacific with our 4 cats and followed the call.
Marita’s @thepathofix ancestors are olmeca, one of the original cacao people and their relationship with cacao goes back to their grandmother singing songs and making them hot steaming cups of cacao in Mexico City.
Rose's love for animals, gardening and Hawaii date back for as long as she has had family living on the Big Island.
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HOLA & ALOHA
Why do we use this tagline? Because it pays honor to both our families and the land that holds our hearts; Mexico and & Hawaii. It is also the spirit of this farm and the products we are happy, honored and grateful to be making and offering to you.
GROWING IN SACRED WAYS
All things are planted in a sacred way with thought, permission, blessings and prayer.
We came here hearing the call of the island and family.
Lovers of nature and animals you will find one of our many cats wandering around the farm keeping an eye out to when things are in season. Azalea loves being in the grove and helping dig and plant new trees, Mercury loves watching over "her chickens", and Tumi and Dini keep an eye out on the agave and Taro.
NO SPRAY - SUPPORTING POLLINATORS
While we take our time gettin our beehives up and running we are making sure to prepare the land for them. We are a strict no spray zone and use no pesticides on the land. Which is uncommon in this region of Hawaii.
We are super excited to be growing one of the worlds rarest cacao "jaguar cacao". While many on the island dismiss this cacao for our purposes it is perfect as we continue to expand our ceremonial cacao offerings. This cacao while being rare (hard to grow) also is considered the true "madre de cacao"
We've been blessed to have some of the best eggs here on the island!! Well, thats what everyone who has them says!! Organic, free range and they come in a plethera of colors!!
Sheep and Goats
We use these rescued friends to keep our grass down and help cut back on gas powered machines for the property.
Our greenhouse is up and filled with little cacao babies whose seeds have been in more than one moon cycle and ceremony. We also have all of cacao's friends growing waiting for new groves to be planted. Finally we are growing more food to be able to share with the community.
NO SPRAY ZONE
It might sound simple, but this is no simple task in a region and land where everything, everything grows. The common practice around here is POISON in any and every form. It lines the shelves and has whole sections to it in any hardware store.
When we first moved here it was suggested we spray, that there was no other solution to keeping away the weeds. So instead of that we fenced our property in to keep neighbors from spraying on it, and hired help to pull out the choke weed that had taken over our arbor.
Does this approach cost us 20 times more? Yes it does and it involves more people, more animals.
But for know we don't see an alternative and we keep looking for ways to plant in a more sustainable way and add animals to the farm that will help us keep the weeds down.
GROW WITH US IN SACRED WAYS...
We donate a lot of the food grown to our local community so whenever you are buying or investing in our products know that your are helping many.
While this island might look like paradise not everything thrives here, there is a huge food sovereignty issue here on the islands with many people not having access to healthy food.
Most of the resources on the island go first to tourists.
WE ARE A NO KILL ZONE
It seems the word is out and we keep having animals come or sent to us that need rehab, help, and a safe home.
From butterflies, birds, goats, sheep, cats and dogs all find a safe haven here.