We discovered a gem in Wahiawa. Each time we drove down Kamehameha Hwy, just as we passed the Dole Plantation I would see a road that captured my attention. One day we decided to explore this road and we discovered a hidden oasis.
Helemano Plantation is a place where "Aloha begins". There is a restaurant , a bakery, a farm and wonderful shops. The entire plantation offers training and jobs for the developmentally disabled. We enjoyed their shops and met wonderful people during our visit. We went away with many goodies, including our beautiful carved Honu. Prices are amazing, but the workers are even more amazing.
The grounds and the farm are a sight to see. We will definitely return during our next visit. I would recommend everyone explore this village. When you do, say hello to Kevin and Curtis for us. Check out video here too.