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DENNIS ODA / 2017
San Francisco chef Jordan Keao and his son Kainoa made friends with a pig at Mana Ai farm last year during a visit to Hawaii. Keao will be part of a panel next week on the popularity of Hawaii’s food beyond the islands.
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
Andy Lafayette and his wife, Kazune, have produced and sold premium coffee and grafted Sharwill avocado trees since 1981, but for the past five years, a 2-acre banana patch that started out as a filler crop has accounted for 95 percent of their total sales of certified organic apple bananas sold under the Shogo’s Banana Patch label.