Parting Shot: Ripe on the Vine

November, 2013

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Friday, 11:58 a.m.
Kawamata Farms
Waimea, Hawaii Island
Photo by Joshua Fletcher

>> Delfin Juan, a worker at Kawamata Farms, harvests ripe Kamuela tomatoes that have been hydroponically grown. Hydroponic farming involves growing plants in nutrient-rich water rather than soil. The method reduces soil-borne diseases and allows Kawamata Farms to produce tomatoes almost year-round.

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