Beautiful photos of the Hanalei Taro Fields taken in Fall 2021 using an iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Upon reaching the bottom of Hanalei Hill from Princeville, you are greeted with an enchanting one-lane bridge and a spectacle of magnificent mountains and green fields.
The green fields (paddies) contain taro, a starchy vegetable that is a favorite staple in Hawaii. The Kauai climate enables taro to be grown throughout the year. Plantings are staggered to produce a steady supply that is harvested weekly. Taro was first brought to the Hawaiian islands by Polynesians approximately 1,500 years ago.
The taro fields are a venture of W.T Haraguchi Farm, a 100+ year old, six generation family farm. The farm is one of the best examples of continuing Hawaiian culture and tradition on the island of Kauai.
Photos of the taro fields can be taken from Ohiki Road near the Hanalei Bridge. There are several pullouts along the road where you can park to take photos. Do not venture onto the taro fields as the farm is private property.
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Hanalei Taro Fields Photos
The Hanalei Taro fields are a favorite hangout for nene birds, the official bird of Hawaii.
Taro fields have different stages of plant growth to provide a continuous supply throughout the year.