Mistake Of A Lifetime
After several relatively brief visits to The Big Island of Hawaii, my husband and I, both strict vegetarians, decided to move from Palo Alto CA to Volcano Village with our parrot, dog, and cat. We should have done much more research before making that commitment.
To our amazement and disappointment, we soon learned that the general availability of organic produce in Volcano and on the rest of the Big Island is next to zero. And at 4,000 ft, Volcano's colder-than-average climate does not allow you to grow most of the fruits and vegetables that can be easily raised in the much warmer, humid climates found on the rest of the island. (At present, there are exactly 2 organic vendors selling at the Volcano Farmer's Market, neither of which grow their wares in the Village.)
"Eating Locally", as the bumper stickers advocate, you can go broke living in Volcano. All food prices on this, the agrarian side of the island, including local fruits and other produce, are Read More