Meet Worldwide Farmers Exchange Host Farmer Fernando Traje
Nestled in the eucalyptus-scented upcountry region of Maui, Hawaii is the quaint, rustic district of Kula. Known for its many ranches, farms, and botanical gardens, Kula is a veritable culinary mecca with local farmers supplying exotic produce to many of the island’s well-known hotels and restaurants.
Longtime Worldwide Farmers Exchange host farmer Fernando Traje now owns Traje Farms, where he grows a diverse range of vegetables and fruits in the area’s rich, volcanic soil. His crops include onions, eggplants, zucchini, beans, mint, basil, thyme, bananas, bitter melon, watermelon, and okra, among others.
He is currently hosting a trainee from Nepal and looks forward to participating in WFE’s program as a host farmer for years to come.