Kona Kava Farm in Hawaii was organically certified at one time, but greatly expanded their product line with some unique Kava Kava products that the market has never seen before. With the recent lift of the ban by the FDA, and FDA approval for their farm and manufacturing facility, they have been developing unique products such as cordials, instant Kava drinks (not only do they have a micronized instant kava drink that takes all the mess and frustration out of making a kava drink, they actually taste quite good as well), kava concentrates, as well as an entire line of vegan chocolate products, which they use in their unique kava products as well.
They’ve got a hard-earned reputation as a small family farm with a unique kind of kava that is both potent as well as far less bitter than any other commercially available kava kava. They’ve been growing kava on Kona Kava Farm for generations, but they’ve also been selling kava online since the mid-1990’s when the internet was just gathering steam. They claim that their Kava has a unique 4-2-6 chemotype lineup, which they are happy to boast about on their website, and whatever that means, one thing for we know for sure is that it adds up to reasonably tasty and potent kava.
I don’t know how many people care about organic kava or organic certifications, but at minimum gaining organic status is a testament to the quality of a business (or farm). Organic almost always equates to quality, and Kona Kava Farm delivers this in kind. We’ve always had great experiences with their kava!
What we like most about the Kona Kava website, though, is the fact that one of the family-owners of the website (Makaira), has a blog that she updates frequently. It’s called “Makaira’s Kava Kava Blog” but she also has her own kava column called “From the Mind of Makaira” where she posts personal stories, kava news, recipes, and other interesting tidbits. She discusses everything from numerous counter-studies that prove the safety of kava to up-to-the-minute legal status of Kava worldwide. It’s her business to know, so I trust Makaira’s words over any other when it comes to kava. And, from what the website states, Kona Kava Farm has express permission to ship Kava to Canada, as long as it’s for personal consumption.
As the website says; “Now that Kava Kava has been proven to be a SAFE HERBAL SUPPLEMENT (though we here in Hawaii have known that for over 3,000 years), give Kava a try and see how much it may be able to enhance your life by helping to reduce stress and anxiety, add euphoria, enjoyment, while increasing your overall sense of well-being.”
We here at Entheology feel that Kava is one of the original sacred plants that may have had far-reaching use, far more than is described in present literature today. There is some interesting historical information at www.Kava.com, but we continue to research the ritualistic uses of this plant, many which are still practiced today. For the people of Oceania, Kava isn’t just a relaxing and pleasurable treat; it’s a way of life.
Visit www.KonaKavaFarm.com to find out more about their organic certification, and feel free to add comments to this article to share personal stories of your experience with their products. We don’t often plug individual websites in a single article, but Kona Kava Farm deserves this praise and more!