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Company Description

Located in historic Kawaihae near Pu‘ukoholā Heiau in South Kohala, Hāmākua Macadamia Nut Company grows, processes, and markets 100 percent Hawai‘i-grown macadamia nuts. This means that all macadamia nuts come from Hawai‘i Island farms, including from orchards owned and managed by Hāmākua Macadamia Nut Company and the Trust’s other subsidiaries. Receiving mac nuts from about 200 island farms of varying size, Hāmākua Macadamia Nut Company works to improve the wellbeing of Hawai‘i’s agricultural workers and their families while keeping Hawai‘i green. It currently employs about 60 people full-time and is about to generate nearly all of its electricity via solar and biomass energy. Inspired new products continue to emerge from the factory, with roasted macadamia nuts currently including and inimitably perfect Original Wasabi or SPAM flavor.

Since 2009, the Trust shares ownership of Hāmākua Macadamia Nut Company with its President, Richard Schnitzler, an active Board member for the Trust. The company has garnered an Export Achievement Certificate from the United States Department of Agriculture and is proud to display its Seal of Quality in partnership with the Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture, distinguishing that its product is wholly grown and made in Hawaii. The factory is open to visitors and offers guided tours daily. Please stop by to observe the processing of 100% Hawaiian macadamia nuts and taste free samples in an array of flavors.



Toll Free: (888) 643-6688
Local: (808) 882-1690

Contact Person: Richard Schnitzler
Phone: (808) 987-3251

Contact Person: Duane Puhi
Visitor Center/Retail Operations Manager
Phone: (808) 882-1690