One of the largest organic tropical fruit farms in the State of Hawai‘i, Ono Farms in distant Kīpahulu sprawls across 49 acres on the eastern slopes of Haleakalā. It’s a family-owned operation: The Boerners have been farmers on Maui through four generations. Deeply connected to their land, where they grow a wild spectrum of produce from ba- nanas and citrus to cacao, dragon fruit, durian, lychees, egg fruit and kumquat, the Boerners live and breathe the im-portance of local ag: “The key to our wealth is our health,” Boerner says. “And our health comes from eating fresh, organic, locally-grown foods.” While farming requires long work days, most Saturdays, Boerner makes the long trek from Hāna to the Maui Swap Meet, a three-hour drive. Within a few hours, an estimated 3,000 to 4,000 visitors trudge by to fill up their bags. “It is our way of keeping our communities healthy as well,” Boerner says.