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Same-day farm-to-table dining worth drive to Oahu's Kahumana Organic Farm & Cafe



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The taro root after cleaning.


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Clark and Kahumana Cafe manager/director/co-chef Robert Zuckerman pose for a quick photo before heading back to the kitchen.


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Meanwhile, we walk the farm's fields and orchards, finding bananas ...



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... and more than three dozen types of fruits, herbs and vegetables, including multiple varieties of kale.


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The cafe at lunch is bright and airy, cooled by tradewinds.


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Several tables offer a view of Kahumana's orchards, rowdy with the sound of chirping birds.

 
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Chef Ranjithkumar Ramankumar chops freshly-picked basil for the day's lunch specials.


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Other vegetables and herbs—also picked fresh from the fields just hours earlier—await the chef's dinner menu plans.


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Just picked-produce that will be a part of our lunch include radish, long squash, string beans, various types of salad greens and taro.


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The taro farm manager Lou Clark harvested and cleaned earlier, now ready for the chef.


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Turkey meatballs—filled with fresh spinach, basil, carrots and onion—ready to be added to the day's lunch special ... a housemade ratatouille. 


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