When Maui Land & Pineapple Company stopped planting fruit last December, it looked like the end of an era—and an island way of life. Story by Jill Engledow Pineapple was plentiful when I passed through Kahului Airport in mid-December. A Hawaiian-style Santa beckoned from colorful boxes stacked outside shops, inviting passersby to pick up...Continue reading
Dispite the heroic efforts of Haliimaile Pineapple to resurrect the industry after Maui Land and Pineapple abandoned stewardship if their lands and their responsibility for their former employees hundreds of acres of Pineapple have been plowed under in Haiku Maui....
When Maui Pineapple closed it’s doors, Haliimaile Pineapple Company opened their’s, thereby saving lots of local jobs. Cudos to the Haliimaile Pineapple Company! The company is growing the popular Maui Gold variety of pineapple and the strategy is to focus mainly on the local market, although a small portion will be exported to the...Continue reading
I stopped by to see the operations at Hali’imaile Pineapple Co., home of the famous Maui Gold pineapples. Twitter / Mazie Hirono – Hali’imaile Haliimaile Pineapple Co., home of the famous Maui Gold pineapples...
This is a sad news post, along with a little walk down memory lane. First of all, for those of you who don’t know, I spent many summers in Hawaii growing up, while my dad worked for a group called Youth Developmental Enterprises (YDE). YDE would bring boys from the US mainland over to...Continue reading
Community Pineapple Harvest—Volunteers Needed Pineapples are ripening in the former Maui Land & Pineapple Company fields but, due to layoffs, are going unharvested. The new owners, Haliimaile Pineapple Company has offered to let volunteers for Maui non-profit Waste Not Want Not pick the fruit for the Maui community. The crop will be distributed to...Continue reading
I used to pick up Maui Gold pineapples at Trader Joe’s every winter. The pineapple display often had the Maui Golds placed amongst the ones from Thailand or elsewhere and I’d carefully check for the Hawaii tag. I was trying to reclaim the amazing flavor of the freshly sweet pineapple I had in Maui...Continue reading
Has the announcement that Maui Land & Pineapple (MLP) is completely out of agriculture the reason for it’s sudden turn away from failure? Check out the chart for the Maui Land & Pineapple (MLP) stocks performance for Januay 2010: Here is a chart for the Maui Land & Pineapple (MLP) stocks performance for the...Continue reading
Growing sugarcane and pineapple is hard work, as generations of plantation and farm workers in Hawai’i can attest, but making money at it these days may be even harder. While conditions have improved in modern times for the islands’ fieldworkers, the competition from Third World countries — with different standards of living and labor...Continue reading