Pacific’O, On The Beach Brings Their Farm to Your Table
Farm to Table is not a new concept, however it is something society has gotten away from and is something we are finally seeing a return to. People have always grown their own food and bought or traded from nearby farmers. They did this knowing the food they put on their plates and into their bodies was fresh, local, and for the most part, organic. This same food can be in transit for weeks now. With the rise of the Industrial Revolution, refrigeration and the general populous moving into more urbanized areas, food is now being transported thousands of miles and is no longer picked from the farm and served within a day or so. This has a huge impact on Hawaii.
Bringing quality locally sourced ingredients back to the table proves challenging at times, conversely Pacific’O thrives on doing just that. Ocean front on a white sandy beach in Lahaina, Pacific’O was the first restaurant on Maui to endeavor operating its own farm, O’o Farm, with exclusive use for the restaurant.