Mahi Pono LLC Hopes Former Sugar Plantation Land Will Yield Signature Crops

September 01, 2019 | The Star Advertiser

PUUNENE, MAUI >> “Maui potato” isn’t an established and prestigious brand like Maui onion or Maui pineapple — but that could soon change.

Mahi Pono LLC, the partnership that bought 41,000 acres of mostly fallow Central Maui farmland last year after Alexander & Baldwin Inc. quit growing sugar cane there in 2016 after 146 years, is focusing on ordinary white, yellow and red potato varieties as part of its first new piece of an ambitious diversified agriculture development plan.

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'I'm Still Tiare'': Tiare Lawrence plans to keep fighting for her community – only now she’ll do so as Mahi Pono’s new Community Relations Director

Tiare Lawrence shares her intentions, goals, and challenges with Maui Time in her new role Community Relations Director at Mahi Pono.
Mahi Pono's Community Relations Director Tiare Lawrence stands in a field of kalo.