A Passion for Maui and making every day a work of art

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A passion for Maui and making every day a work of art.
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We love Mangos

Waiting for Mangos and hoping for an abundant harvest on Maui. Blossoms are everywhere but no sign of fruit yet. Is something different this year? Please let me know. Is nature skipping a season? El Niño? Why aren’t the mangos ready yet this year?

mauicountryfarmtours Beautiful Year for Ag Tourism

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Marilyn Jansen Lopes
http://Mauicountryfarmtours.com

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Maui the Best

Maui No Ka Oi

It’s natural beauty and simplicity is captivating and calming.

The land, the sea, the agricultural beauty…

Marilyn Jansen Lopes
http://mauicountryfarmtours.com
808 283-9131
@jamarilyn on Twitter

The rains at Ulupalakua

Look how pretty Ulupalakua is after a few rains. It became so green.

We saw wild turkeys, baby lambs, shorn sheep, goats and lots of trees at Maui’s Winery, one of our favorite places to just linger and feel a touch of old Maui at Ulupalakua Ranch.

Lovely Ulupalakua… The cloud so low you can barely see Lanai…

Moist and fresh

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Marilyn Jansen Lopes
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Perusing My Garden

There was a nice steady rain today up-country Maui. My garden loved the soft raindrops and delightful moisture.

I was preparing to harvest enough lettuce for fifty people to enjoy at Kupu Maui tomorrow.

My zinnias are blooming.

Papayas are happening.

Sunflowers about to open…

Some of the lettuce I harvested today…

Gotta love gardening on Maui.

~ Marilyn

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Marilyn Jansen Lopes
http://Mauicountryfarmtours.com

Piliani Kope Farm

Coffee is what’s growing at Greg and Susy Stille’s two acre farm, among other things like cacao, ice cream bean, Nitrogen fixing peanut, daikon, Ma’o, alyssum, wild sweet potatoes, papaya, bananas, Plumerias and hibiscus.

Their palms are amazingly beautiful.

These are Susy’s new raised beds that Greg designed and made.

Ripe red coffee cherries.

Young Geisha coffee plant.

Ice cream bean

~ Another fun day at the farm.
It’s an amazing, diverse

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Marilyn Jansen Lopes
http://Mauicountryfarmtours.com

Today at Kaanapali Coffee Estate

It was gorgeous Maui day…

At Kaanapali Coffee Estate

It’s an amazing five hundred acres of coffee seven minutes from the shore.

I love to hang out up there in the coffee.

Take a drive North from Kaanapali past the Sugar Cane Train to the entrance of Kaanapali Farms and head Mauka (towards the mountains)

Enjoy the beauty…

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Marilyn Jansen Lopes
http://Mauicountryfarmtours.com

Maui Garden Update

Here’s the latest photos of my Maui Garden. Bibb lettuce is amazing.

Zinnias and yellow cosmos coming along nicely…

These are the healthiest zinnias I’ve ever planted. They are quite close together. I guess they like each other.

Can’t wait to see them bloom.

Stay tuned…

~ Marilyn

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Marilyn Jansen Lopes
http://Mauicountryfarmtours.com

My Maui Garden Update

Hi everyone,
Here’s some photos of my garden in progress. There’s going to be tons of zinnias in red, purple and pinks. Cosmos are mixed in here with lettuces and basil.

Bush beans are so prolific. We’ll be picking soon.

Today I transplanted Roma tomato plants into the patch.

It’s a bit thick but I think it’s going to thrive.I’ll be thinning the lettuce soon and basils, too. Anyone want tomato plants? Bibb lettuce?
My Maui friends who are planting, let me know so I can give you some thinnings for your garden.

my amazing Bromeliad…

Tomorrow we depart for Ka’anapali. Let the “culinary experience” begin… Farm Tour is Saturday morning 9-12. Can’t wait to see everyone there!

Aloha
~ Marilyn

Marilyn Jansen Lopes
http://mauicountryfarmtours.com
808 283-9131
@jamarilyn on Twitter

Our week at the farms on Maui

Pictures speak a thousand words…

We love sharing Maui’s Agricultural Beauty…

Marilyn Jansen Lopes
http://mauicountryfarmtours.com
808 283-9131
@jamarilyn on Twitter

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