04 Jun '11, 11pm

Agri#tourism Big on Big Island with Farm-to-Table Agventures

The classic complaint about Hawaii is that the food is expensive. I realize it's a long way to the mainland for supplies, but still I've wondered why. Is it the little orchids decorating every plate instead of a sprig of parsley that ups the cost? In a fertile and diverse environment with 11 of the world's 13 climates, ideal for farming, agriculture accounts for $1.9 billion of the local economy and the Big Island has 820,000 acres of the state's 1.3 million acres for agriculture, according to the University of Hawai'i, per Garden to Tables . Much is exported but there's plenty of local fresh food to be had on the Big Island.

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