Meet a Seed Grower

Meet Michelle Carrillo & Britton Price

Milk & Honey Farm

Pahoa, Hawaiʻi Island

Aloha! We are a small and diversified family farm located at the heart of Pahoa Town in the Waiakahiula Ahupua'a at 550’ elevation. After 20 years of organic gardening for local markets, we shifted our focus to seed production for local markets. We value local food production (and consumption!) and understand the need for locally produced seed for Hawaii's home gardeners.

Decades of farming (and problem solving!) has built our gardening methodology, utilizing simple, holistic organic methods to grow a variety of specialty vegetable and staple homestead crops. We also rotate our small Jersey herd across diverse grass and legume pasture as part of our fertility management system toward our goal of building healthy compost, soil, crops and humans. 

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 At Milk and Honey we aim to raising healthy and vibrant crops and consider healthy soil and open pollinated, locally adapted seeds as of the basis of a sustainable farming system. 
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Our homesteading journey in Pahoa began in 2002 when we began building a bio-intensive gardening system followed by adding a component of holistic grazing for grass management and fertility building.  High rainfall and abundant blue lava rock keeps farming interesting in Pahoa and also requires a disciplined growing methodology to gather good results.

Digging, composting, picking out rocks and slugs  are all part of everyday life on the farm!

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Digging, composting, picking out rocks and slugs are all part of everyday life on the farm!

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MILK & HONEY FARM

Hawaiʻi Island