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Hawaii Ag Land Opportunity – Money for Nothing & Your Chickens for Free

Good news for all Hawaii property owners on Ag lands – to the tune of $469,614. The USDA has just announced that roughly 66 million dollars is being made available for Specialty Crop Block Grants, of which Hawaii Property Owners are eligible for $469,614.

BeeonTea

Bees on a Tea Flower

Tea: The Brilliant Specialty Crop

This is a potential boost for Tea Growers on Maui. I consider Tea to be the brilliant specialty crop for the Hawaiian Islands and here’s why:

  • High quality Tea is enjoying a renaissance worldwide
  • The finished product is very lightweight (compared to pineapples, or sugar cane) and easily shipped all over
  • Our climate will likely provide for outstanding yield, and more “flushes” or harvests than are typical for Japanese and Chinese crops since our growing season is all year long
  • Tea is good for you and it’s an interactive crop – requiring skill and participation throughout all aspects of cultivation, harvest, and processing
  • A springboard for interesting AgriTourism projects

Additional Information

If you would like to become a Tea Grower on Maui, I would be happy to help you find the perfect Agricultural Property, from pristine raw land, to established homesites in Kula and Haiku where growing conditions are perfect. 

Contact me for information on land and plant availability. What about those free chickens? Believe me, once you live here, you’ll know what I mean when I say, “chickens for free.” 🙂


Liam S. Ball, R(S)
liam@hawaiilife.com
808.280.7809

Na Liko Tea Garden

The pictures throughout this blog post are of Na Liko Tea Garden in Kaupakulua, Maui.

Maui Tea Field

Maui Tea Field

Na Liko Tea Field

Na Liko Tea Field

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kristina

May 4, 2014

Liam–are you growing Tea (not to be confused with TI)?
Living in Haiku -is it possible?

Liam Ball

May 4, 2014

Yes! Anything is possible in Haiku. Although the 60 days of rain are making the plants grouchy. Grrrrr

kristina

May 4, 2014

Liam–are you growing Tea (not to be confused with TI)?
Living in Haiku -is it possible?

Liam Ball

May 4, 2014

Yes! Anything is possible in Haiku. Although the 60 days of rain are making the plants grouchy. Grrrrr

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