Kauaʻi Sugarloaf News

February 14, 2015

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Tears of Joy

We love hearing from customers but every once in a while we get some unforgettable stories about how much our white Sugarloaf pineapple is appreciated and how meaningful it can be to them. Here's a recent example - verbatim - from a person who purchased a Kauaʻi Sugarloaf Pineapple from me at the Kukui'ula Farmers Market. You can read our story that she refers and more at the links above.

Subject: "Tears of Joy"
My husband and I, along with our children just arrived home after 3 weeks in Kauaʻi. We are so blessed to have this trip every other year, but it wasn't until this year that we met you. We purchased one of your pineapples at the Kukuiula farmers market. We then spent the rest of our days looking for you to experience the dream that is your sugarloaf pineapple!
Our days on Kauaʻi are happily filled with surfing, swimming and more surfing. It won't surprise you that we returned home not ever purchasing the "fruit" gifts for our house sitter and family. So e-surfing I went and GUESS WHO I FOUND!? I read your entire story with tears streaming. It's a truly lovely story.  Every time we prepare to return to the mainland, it's more impossible. I honestly think that if it weren't for our very loved dog back home, I would have stayed this year. 
So, I had to send a quick note to tell you that I am ordering a sugarloaf for our neighbor and one for us! I will continue to do so as our "signature gift", because it's perfect…. one just can't enjoy "contaminants" after tasting one of your sugarloafs. Thank you for sharing your story… and your pineapples!
Take Good Care,
July 06, 2014

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Raves at the local market

Selling our white Kauaʻi Sugarloaf Pineapple at local markets (locations and details) here in Kauaʻi is especially rewarding because we get to see people's reaction to this incredible taste experience first hand. I must admit sometimes I have to really push to get some folks to try this pineapple as many people can't imagine that my pineapple is that much different than that regular yellow, burn your mouth, pineapple.

Recently at the farmers market, a young woman tasted our pineapple and said she had such a phenomenal experience from the delicious taste, creamy texture, and overall sweetness, that she got chicken skin (that's the Hawaiian pidgin term for goosebumps). She actually showed me her arm full of chicken skin - you can't fake that kind of experience!

It isn't unusual to hear all kinds of great comments such as "heaven on earth, best I've ever tasted" but the chicken skin experience, well that's a big compliment. Another customer rave from a local gentleman was that "the taste of it took my breath away."

We have started collecting more of these raves about our product from internet customers as well: you can read them here.

Once you have tried our white Sugarloaf Pineapple we'd love to hear from you (and with your permission, share on our web site).  You can even send a picture and with your permission we will post that as well.


Jude Huber

Kauaʻi Sugarloaf Pineapple

July 7, 2014

June 29, 2014

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Kids in the Field

Not long ago we had visitors to our farm and the kids just loved learning how to harvest pineapple in the fields.  I must say some people, in this case one of the kids, had a great eye for recognizing the important characteristics of ripeness. I have spent years trying to pass on to others all the little nuances we look for to determine if a Kauaʻi Sugarloaf pineapple is ripe. In case you couldn't tell who it was by the size of the pineapple prize he took home, it is the little fella with the black shirt. Too bad about those child labor laws 'cause these kids just couldn't pick enough!  They didn't seem to mind all the pokey leaves or the hot sun. Paul and I do not have children and so a group of them for a few hours was just perfect.  

It was such a fun day showing this family around the farm. 


Jude Huber, Kauaʻi Sugarloaf Pineapple

Hole in the Mountain Farm

June 30, 2014