The Upcoming Crops of 2019-2020

Currently, we are finishing up our powder making tasks and beginning to harvest Young Ginger.  Both are currently available in our store. In the field our Black and Red turmeric crops are beginning to fill out nicely. We also have a few hundred feet of some Lehua Taro this season if any of you like to eat Poi or Laulau.

Posted below is a picture of my dear Mother posing proudly in her Marine uniform.  Her incredible strength of character and immense love of life is what influenced me the most.  Her courage was monumental as she fought to raise 4 children despite all those around her trying to stop her.  It amazes me to this day how she managed to keep us together and eventually land us in Hawaii in the early Sixties. Coming to Hawaii was our salvation in many ways and she now resides peacefully at Punchbowl Cemetery. 

I am posting her on my new website as a remembrance to the person whose words enabled me to face the profound situations Life will throw at you from time to time. She never had the opportunity to see me become a world traveler, a farmer, or a father. 

I’m very sure she would approve of all my crops past present and future.  I started Farming on July1st, 1980 and rumor has it I shall retire on July 1st, 2020 which makes it a solid 40 years.

I have never really been good at ending, so many in my family have their doubts, including me. If I do The Pinner Ohana thanks all of you for your loyal patronage over the years and if you ever need something, just drop us a line and I will see what I can do.

Aloha, Dean

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  1. Maria on March 12, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    Hi Dean,
    How nice that you posted your mother’s photograph and some information about your life. I ordered fresh turmeric from you afew years ago when my husband was diagnosed with colon cancer. It is long overdue for me to order again. This time I will order a pound of dry turmeric. Please let me know if I can buy a sample of the fresh turmeric and a sample of your fresh ginger to try. I do not need 10 pounds but I would be happy to pay for a pound of fresh turmeric and less of fresh ginger just so I can try it. When I buy turmeric in North Carolina it is in a sad state! Maybe someday I will come to your farm to see it. My husband and I have spent the past two winters on Oahu (after I was scared of flying for 30 years) because we got our first grandchild. Thank you for the product that you offer. It is exceptional!!!

    • Pinner Creek Organics on March 21, 2020 at 6:13 pm

      Hi Maria-
      Please let us know how our sample of fresh True Hawaiian Redd Turmeric worked for you by responding to this e-mail here. There is a whole lot of Turmeric out there being sold in that name, but I want everyone to know ,all Turmeric is not created EQUAL! Growing in the nutrient rich Volcanic soil of the Big Island, along with 40 years of tropical rootcrop experience enables us to produce some of the finest Turmeric in the World , bar none! Talk is cheap and seeing is believing. The profound looks of our roots are complimented by the high Curcumin content reported from our lab assays. So for Size, Taste, and Function you will be hard pressed to find better. In these dire times I would strongly recommend taking both fresh and dried Turmeric daily to bolster a healthy immune system. Fresh and dry have different but helpful benefits for the consumer. God Bless and Be Safe!
      Aloha, Dean