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Apr 26, 2013 06:00 PM

Anyone visited Purdy's Mac Nut Farm in Molokai?

I read in Edible Hawaiian Islands that Tuddie Purdy owns Purdy's Natural Macadamia Nut Farm, a hidden must-stop in Moloka'i's central Ho'olehua. Macadamias are produced yr-around! He said his nuts are healthier then Mauna Loa brand - healthier, no additives, oils, preservatives, no cholesterol & a source of monounsaturated fats, fiber & minerals. His trees grown without pesticides or fertilizers. They also sell mac nut honey!

Mauna Loa brand has commercial operation on the Big Island, world's largest mac nut retailers.

Purdy's Natural Macadamia Nut Farm open from magazine:
Closed: Sun & Mon
Tues-Fri 9:30am-3:30pm
Sat 10am-2pm
then website said Sun & Holiday by appt; Mon open 9:30-3:30, better to call before going! 808-567-6601

Website I found, there are others:

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  1. Yes, I've visited Purdy's farm a few years ago. Was there a question or are you just advertising for them? Seemed like nice people. It was a short visit as we were in the area. The nuts were fine but not exceptional to me.

    5 Replies
    1. re: Bellachefa

      I was asking because it sounded like something I'd like to see & try if I ever go to Molokai. Did you do a day trip to Molokai from Maui & how did you find out about it?

      1. re: hhc

        A day is more than adequate to see all of Molokai. I have gone there the past two Christmas' for just the day. Very few restaurant choices, mainly in town which you can walk the whole district in 15 minutes tops! Very laid back nice people on that Island.

        1. re: hhc

          We stopped by for a short visit while staying on island. It was ok but not really a destination to us. Love the CookHouse. I would certainly disagree that a day is more than adequate to see the island. but if all you have is a day, then I would suggest heading east. That drive is amazing.

          1. re: Bellachefa

            I meant to add, try any mac nuts you can. I find Mauna Loa to be average. A few years ago, somone was selling jars of salted macs that were amazing. Check out the other brands, because you can get Mauna Loa in just about every grocery store on the mainland.

          2. re: hhc

            The best things to see on Molokai are Kalaupapa, the Nature Conservancy guided hike into the Kamakou Preserve, and the uncrowded beaches. I think it's worth more than a day trip. The Kualapuu Cookhouse was definitely the best place to eat.