I was born and raised in Hawaii, and although I’ve been going to the beach all my life, I’d never seen what the ocean looks like 100 feet below the surface. That finally changed when I recently had a visitor come to Kona. Through a friend of a friend (you know how that goes in Hawaii), we got a deal on tickets for the Atlantis Submarine. Although the actual talking portion of the tour is pretty cheese-tastic, the ride itself is amazing. We saw a surprising variety of reef fish and even a mama dolphin and her baby. The water surrounding Kona is just so clean and clear that by the end of the ride I was hungry for sashimi or poke. (I really do see sea food.)
Knowing that the company I work for gets all of its fish from these same waters, makes me so happy. Nowadays, so few people actually know where their food comes from. Can you name the origin of even half the food in your pantry? Probably not. Our gourmet jerky is made with all-natural wild caught fish from the Pacific Ocean, literally our backdoor. I can see the ocean from our offices. How great is that?
Try one of our artisanal, hand-crafted jerkies. Taste the ocean. Taste Hawaii.
Kohala Grown Market features local, farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, Big Island food products (such as Kaimana Ahi Tuna Jerky), island style snacks, and much more. We are so excited to partner with another Big Island company. Support Local businesses! Buy fresh. Buy Local.
Kohala Grown Farm Tours offer a fun, in-depth exploration of local farms and foods. What we put in our mouths and bodies matters. Knowing where our food comes from is important, especially in Hawaii where “malama aina” or “caring for the land” is a belief that’s deeply rooted in our culture. Check out this delicious Farm to Table tour that includes lunch!
If you visit Monterey California be sure to stop by Jerkyville USA to get our Ahi Tuna Jerky and Marlin Jerky. They have a great selection of Gourmet Jerky from artisan jerky producers. Varieties include fish jerky, beef jerky, pork jerky, and more. Check out the link to their site for more information on store hours and address.
If you're visiting the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii be sure to visit the Waikoloa Queens Marketplace near Anaehoomalu Bay. The many specialty shops will get you set for a day at the beach or a night out. Visit Island Gourmet Market for a great selection of our Ahi Tuna Jerky plus delicious fresh foods, snacks, beer, and poke.