Did you know agave plants grow on Maui?
I was quite surprised to see this field planted with agave while viewing a large estate for sale in upcountry Maui Hawaii. Why not grow agave plants? They seem to be doing well and probably don't need a lot of water and maintenance. Maybe this crop could be planted in the central valley where the sugar cane used to grow.... organic Maui tequila could be huge!
Agave plants growing in Upcountry Maui
Boutique farming is a way to make agriculture pay off on this small island. The land is expensive here, so the rewards need to be high too. With creative marketing and some value added products in a cute gift shop, an entrepreneur can bring in some income without having to produce huge crops. Buyers want something to take home as a souvenir. The sky is the limit when it comes to AG enterprises.
Some examples of creative farming/marketing on Maui:
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