Ahualoa Farms sits on the slopes of Mauna Kea Volcano, on the Big Island of Hawaii. The name of our farm, Ahualoa, is a Hawaiian word that means “Long Cloud” – an appropriate description of the afternoon weather pattern of the Hamakua Coast above Honoka’a Town. It all began in 2005 with some backyard Hawaiian coffee and Macadamia Nut trees that were harvested and sold at a local farmers market. Today, Ahualoa Farms products have become highly praised and sought after worldwide.
In 2005 Mike and Linda Watson “retired” and moved to beautiful Ahualoa, Hawaii. With several acres of Macadamia Nut trees and coffee in their backyard, they began harvesting and roasting the nuts and creating one-of-a kind products for their friends and family. Their products became a hit and they soon began selling at a local farmers market, and as they say…the rest is history! In 2014 Mike and Linda took the next step and opened the Ahualoa Farms certified kitchen and gift shop in nearby Honoka’a, Hi to grow their product lines and business. The business that was built on hard work, love, and quality continued to flourish and turned into a full-time job for the “retired” Mike and Linda. Realizing that it was finally time to slow down and let someone else take Ahualoa Farms to the next level, in 2017 Mike and Linda sold Ahualoa Farms to Chad Cleveland and his family farming operation that was slowly getting pushed out by development in Southern California. For several years the Cleveland Family had been searching for the perfect opportunity to begin their new farming adventure in Hawaii, and once introduced to Mike and Linda, both parties knew that this was the perfect fit! All family, Justin Padgett runs the kitchen, Ryan and Chelsea Fontanilla run the farm, Chad and Kia Cleveland hop between California and Hawaii farms, while “keiki” (kids) Zoie, Ivy, Levi, and Adler provide the “Aloha Spirit!” With a strong passion for farming and family comradery, Ahualoa Farms is excited for what the future has in store! “We feel very grateful to have been given this amazing opportunity to continue our love for farming and family in the most amazing environment. Please come visit and follow us along our journey as we fulfill our dreams of farming with family in Hawaii!”
From our delicious hand-picked and roasted Macadamia nuts, to our perfectly roasted coffees, Ahualoa Farms has something for everyone and every product we grow, produce, and sell is “No Ka ‘Oi”- the best! We grow coffee, lilikoi (passion fruit), Myer lemons, bananas, and juice real Maui onions that we use in our recipes. We never use artificial flavorings or preservatives and our mac nuts are 100% Hawaiian-grown, from the Big Island. We press our own Macadamia nut oil that is used to oven roast our macadamia nuts in small batches to maintain superior quality and freshness. Our goal is to offer the best products at affordable prices, while maintaining the “Aloha Spirit”. So take a look at all of our fine products, and begin exciting your taste buds with our Hawaiian treats!
"We ordered more Sea Salt Hawaii Macadamia Nuts today. They are so delicious. Wow! Our order today includes some for family, neighbors, and friends."
Joseph & Rebecca
"We discovered the Lilikoi Macadamia Nuts at a recent craft fair. If you haven’t tried Ahualoa Farms mac nuts, you must order a bunch! Yum! The Lilikoi mac nuts are awesome. Also the Sea Salt Macadamia Nuts are BUTTERY GOOD!!"
"Thank you very much for sending my order so quickly. These are the very best macs – ever! Thank you for doing such a great job. I will continue buying them from you. Best!"
"We have been back in Ohio and back to work for five days now. We sure enjoyed our 10 days on Maui, as well as the Sea Salted Macadamia Nuts we bought there! The Macadamia Nuts we buy here in Ohio sure don’t measure up to yours!"
Becky & Joe Wise
"We met you at Waimea Farmer’s Market back in February and thoroughly enjoy your products! Keep up the good work!"
"We purchased your product while on vacation and fell in love with 'em!!!"
"Stopped by Waimea Valley Farmers market and sampled. Delicious. Brought some home to hubby and he ate them in two days. Enjoyed very much! Glad you have a website and will order in near future."
"Thank you for the nice personal note you wrote on the order that was sent with all the wonderful goodies!! A personal touch like that is so much appreciated!"
"I discovered Ahualoa Farms at the Waimea Market and absolutely fell in love with the dark chocolate mac nuts. Then I went on a taste-testing mission all around Hawaii, and Ahualoa Farms are the best — not just for dark chocolate coating, but for all their other flavors, too."
"We searched for the Best Mac Nuts in the Country to go into the “Best Cookies in the Country”! Blue Chip Cookies created the White Chocolate Mac Cookie in 1983, and the key to our signature cookie is the Mac Nuts that go in the dough. Ahualoa Farms delivers the best!"
"Bought a bag of the sea salted flavored macadamia nuts while on Maui and LOVED them. So glad you are online."
"I’m hooked on your chocolate mac nuts! My kids love them as well. They don't stay in the pantry long. Ordering more now!"
"Bought the Lilikoi and Pineapple/Coconut at Kailua Sunday Farmers Market and wish I’d bought MORE. Lilikoi are transcendentally delicious!"
"Y’all are wonderful! Very yummy stuff."
"I absolutely love your Sea Salt Macadamia Nuts!"
"I just wanted to say Thank you. We received our order today, all I can say is great service. I will order more in the near future. Thank You."