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MILK & HONEY FARM
Meet Michelle Carrillo & Britton Price
Milk & Honey Farm
Pahoa, Hawaiʻi Island
Grateful to be living and farming on the Northeast slopes of Kilauea, we are a family farm located in the heart of Pahoa Town at 550’ elevation. We are dedicated to growing deeply nutritious food for our family and community on our 20-acre homestead. With sustainable agriculture as a goal, we utilize various styles of agriculture to grow a variety of vegetables and staple crops. We rely on the support of bees, chickens and compost to create productive and rich, ecologic gardens. Our cows and goats thrive on diverse forage under sub-tropical fruit orchards and woodlands. We focus on raising healthy animals while increasing soil fertility and quality pasture.
Our homesteading journey began in 2002 when we reclaimed 20 acres of fallow jungle and began bio-intensive gardening and holistic grazing pasture management. High rainfall and lava rock make farming challenging in this area however, our farm is blessed to be nestled in a “kipuka” of fertile volcanic soil.
"We are enjoying focusing on the plants that easily thrive in our subtropical region and are exploring producing seed for crops which we have found to be both productive and easy to grow in our climate."