by Staff Writer
on Monday, January 15th, 2018 at 9:32am.
Running a farm can be hard work, but there’s nothing that compares to the feeling of being self-sufficient and helping to provide for your community.
From raising grass-fed cattle to growing tropical flowers and produce, there are plenty of opportunities on Maui to invest in agricultural properties. Along with the perks that come with working in the sun and the fresh air is the fact that you’re also helping the community become more sustainable.
For the sake of boosting your mental health and the health of the 'aina, here are a few farms and ranches properties ready to be your next agricultural adventure.
Located on the slopes of Haleakala, this 27-acre property is home to Howard’s Nurseries, one of Hawaii’s top producing landscape and flower nurseries. This property is perfect for those interested in their own cultivation operation, which could range from a nursery to farm.
Along with the property, potential buyers also have the chance to buy the business for $1.2 million. Or, start your own business with state-of-the-art agricultural equipment and infrastructure, ranging from a 1-acre under-roof Dutch greenhouse to numerous irrigated shad greenhouses. There’s also three farm dwellings, tractors, farm equipment and water tanks.
This is truly one of Maui’s most unique agricultural properties - and the ultimate opportunity to jump into a successful nursery operation.
Want to live on an agricultural property but not have to worry about the hard work? This is your perfect chance to live in the midst of vibrant coffee fields without having to worry about growing the beans yourself.
Located on the Kaanapali Coffee Farms, this lot will be home to a magnificent Plantation-style home with all the modern amenities. Some of the details include a master suite equipped with an outdoor shower in a garden, top-of-the-line appliances and Fleetwood pocketing doors in the great room that open up to an expansive lanai with a pool.
Azure ocean views and picturesque rolling fields of coffee plants surround the home, which is located in one of Maui’s most premier resort regions. The best part is that Maui Grown Coffee cares for the coffee plants and agricultural work, but owners reap rewards based on coffee sales.
Nestled on the slopes of Haleakala minutes from the historic Makawao town, Piiholo Ranch is home to one of Maui’s biggest cattle ranches. This is your chance to own a piece of the ranch, which includes nearly 150 acres of land and premium equestrian infrastructure.
This slice of equestrian paradise includes a 4,400 sq. ft. barn, multiple fenced paddocks and a full-sized arena, which has hosted equestrian activities ranging from horsemanship clinics to competitions over the years. There’s also a 1,700 sq. ft. home equipped with two bedrooms and two bathrooms located in the heart of this operating cattle ranch.