About Evonuk Farms
Former high school teachers at Lahainaluna and Baldwin High School, Edward and Joan Evonuk started Evonuk Farms in 1975. It was then that they purchased four acres of former ranch land, in Kula, Hawaii, overgrown with Kiawe and cactus.
Leaving their academic life to live as pioneers, they put up a shed to live in and began to raise produce for local sales as they cleared the land. The farm has expanded over the years to include 40 additional acres of adjacent leased land.
In 2007 their son, Walter Evonuk, and his wife, Terry Chang, joined them.
“Terry and I decided to leave our Architecture careers in San Francisco to return to the family farm on Maui. It was a tough decision but it was a direction in which we had been heading for some time. Having been born and raised on our Maui farm, the lifestyle, the people and the soil have a strong pull on my heart. Returning to Hawaii and growing produce for the people of Maui has given us great satisfaction.”
Culinary herbs are the foundation of this operation, with over 25 different herbs under continuous cultivation. In addition to their extensive selection of herbs, gourmet greens and beets, they are always on the lookout for new produce that will expand the options of Hawaii’s chefs.