August 2016

Monika’s Mac Nuts
13-839 Pohoiki Road
Pahoa, HI 96778

 

 

Phone: (808) 965-3108
Fax: (808) 965-3109
Phone toll free: (877) 965-1428

Webpage: www.mac-nuts.com
e-mail: info@mac-nuts.com
or maolimacnuts@gmail.com

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August 2016 Newsletter:

Aloha all our customers,

We are off to a late start this season as many of you may know. Fortunately we now have tons of fresh nuts falling and are getting ready to have our second harvest of the season. We have been very busy this past year preparing for this seasons harvests. We have been planting small pine trees to fill in the empty spaces of our wind break. We have also filled in low spots in the orchard with leaves and covered them with cinder to help even out the ground. This winter we pruned away lots of old dead branches from the trees. It really seems to be helping boost the blossoms in the spring time. Last year our greenhouse blew down in a wind storm and we just finished rebuilding a larger and more durable greenhouse in its place. We were able to salvage half of the old greenhouse and are using it as an extra storage area for drying nuts. We built a large wooden storage shed for our farm equipment so we have lots of new space for mac nuts and supplies, so we can continue to provide nuts to all of our customers year round.

We just had Tropical Storm Darby hit here on the Big Island. As you can imagine, dealing with storms in paradise can be very costly, and while we have tried to keep our prices as low as possible, we must raise our prices .50 per pound for this upcoming year.

We are very excited to start the new season and are hoping for plentiful harvests. Due to the season starting up late again this year we are hoping to catch up with everyone’s orders by the end of August. The fresh macadamia nuts taste delicious and we can’t wait for everyone to try them!

Sincerely,
Kelly and Scot Davis, Owners of Monika’s Mac Nuts

The chart below reflects the new pricing. If you have a subscription with us, your price will remain the same until your yearly subscription runs out. Mahalo

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Current Pricing Schedule as of August 2016



Quantity (lbs)

Price nuts

Price per lb

Shipping (U.S)

Total

11 WIS (Wet in Shell)
11 DIS (Dry in Shell)
11 WIS small

$ 52.25
$ 56.10
$ 40.70

$ 4.75
$ 5.10
$ 3.70

$ 14.00
$ 14.00
$ 14.00

$ 66.25
$ 70.10
$ 54.70

17 WIS
17 DIS
17 WIS small

$ 78.20
$ 84.15
$ 61.20

$ 4.60
$ 4.95
$ 3.60

$ 19.00
$ 19.00
$ 19.00

$ 97.20
$ 103.15
$ 80.20

51 WIS
51 DIS
51 WIS small

$ 221.85
$ 237.15
$ 170.85

$ 4.35
$ 4.65
$ 3.35

$ 57.00
$ 57.00
$ 57.00

$ 278.85
$ 294.15
$ 227.85

102 WIS
102 DIS
102 WIS small

$ 402.90
$ 433.50
$ 311.10

$ 3.95
$ 4.25
$ 3.05

$ 114.00
$ 114.00
$ 114.00

$ 516.90
$ 547.50
$ 425.10

204 WIS
204 DIS
204 WIS small

$ 744.60
$ 805.80
$ 571.20

$ 3.65
$ 3.95
$ 2.80

$ 228.00
$ 228.00
$ 228.00

$ 972.60
$ 1033.80
$ 799.20

510 WIS
510 DIS
510 WIS small

$1,785.00
$ 1,887.00
$ 1,326.00

$ 3.50
$ 3.70
$ 2.60

$ 570.00
$ 570.00
$ 570.00

$ 2,355.00
$ 2,457.00
$ 1,896.00

1003 WIS
1003 DIS
1003 small

$ 3,360.05
$ 3,560.65 $2,507.50

$ 3.35
$ 3.55
$ 2.50

$1003.00
$1003.00 $1003.00

$ 4,363.05
$ 4,563.65
$ 3,510.50

 


 

August 2015 Newsletter:

Aloha all our customers,

We have had a very busy past year on the Big Island with natural disasters. We had Tropical Storm Iselle which struck us the hardest here in the Puna area of the Big Island last August. Although we lost a few mac nut trees fortunately there was no major damage done to our farm during the storm. The area around where we live though has changed dramatically. There used to be a large amount of Albezia trees that were over a hundred feet tall that blew down during the storm. They caused lots of damage in the area as well as changed the landscape. Albezia's are native to Africa and are the fastest growing tree on earth growing one inch per day. The problem is that they grow very fast but their root system does not support them so they fall very easily. During the off season one of our side projects has been removing Ablezia's on the outskirts of our orchard so they do not fall onto the mac nut trees.

Soon after Topical Storm Iselle we had a scare with lava flowing towards our town of Pahoa. It is very difficult for scientists to predict the path of lava flows so it was a very stressful time waiting to see where it was going. Our biggest concern was it cutting off our only roadway into town. Fortunately the lava flow stopped on Oct 30th which also happens to be the day we gave birth to our first child Makenzie. We say it stopped that day because she is our good luck charm!

During the offseason in February we had two very strong wind storms that not only caused the loss of a few more mac nut trees but also blew off a large number of our blossoms. On the up side due to a good pruning of all the trees the amount of blossoms we had was just amazing! So we are hopeful to still have a very productive season despite these storms. We also sustained damage to our greenhouse and tents that we harvest under and store or equipment in. A project that we are currently working on is building more permanent structures on the farm so that we are not as vulnerable to these types of wind storms.

As some of you who have already ordered from us this summer know our season has gotten off to a later start with our first harvest being in mid-July. We expect to be all caught up with order though by the end of August. The fresh mac nuts taste amazing and we hope all of you enjoy them too!

Sincerely, Kelly and Scot Davis Owners of Monika's Mac Nuts

The chart below reflects the current pricing. If you have a subscription with us your price will remain the same until your yearly subscription runs out. Mahalo.

Current Pricing Schedule as of August 2015

Quantity (lbs)

Price nuts

Price per lb

Shipping (U.S)

Total

11 WIS (Wet in Shell)
11 DIS (Dry in Shell)
11 WIS small

$ 46.75
$ 50.60
$ 40.70

$ 4.25
$ 4.60
$ 3.70

$ 14.00
$ 14.00
$ 14.00

$ 60.75
$ 64.60
$ 54.70

17 WIS
17 DIS
17 WIS small

$ 69.70
$ 75.65
$ 61.20

$ 4.10
$ 4.45
$ 3.60

$ 18.00
$ 18.00
$ 18.00

$ 87.70
$ 93.65
$ 79.20

51 WIS
51 DIS
51 WIS small

$ 196.35
$ 211.65
$ 170.85

$ 3.85
$ 4.15
$ 3.35

$ 54.00
$ 54.00
$ 54.00

$ 250.35
$ 265.65
$ 224.85

102 WIS
102 DIS
102 WIS small

$ 351.90
$ 382.50
$ 311.10

$ 3.45
$ 3.75
$ 3.05

$ 108.00
$ 108.00
$ 108.00

$ 459.90
$ 490.50
$ 419.10

204 WIS
204 DIS
204 WIS small

$ 642.60
$ 703.80
$ 571.20

$ 3.15
$ 3.45
$ 2.80

$ 216.00
$ 216.00
$ 216.00

$ 858.60
$ 919.80
$ 787.20

510 WIS
510 DIS
510 WIS small

$ 1,530.00
$ 1,632.00
$ 1,326.00

$ 3.00
$ 3.20
$ 2.60

$ 540.00
$ 540.00
$ 540.00

$ 2,070.00
$ 2,172.00
$ 1,866.00

1003 WIS
1003 DIS
1003 small

$ 2,858.55
$ 3,059.15
$ 2,507.50

$ 2.85
$ 3.05
$ 2.50

$ 944.00
$ 944.00
$ 944.00

$ 3,802.55
$ 4,003.15
$ 3,451.50

Shipping: nuts are shipped in USPS flat rate boxes if not otherwise specified
to Canada: Medium Size FRB $ 43 and Large Size FRB $ 55.

Subscriptions

We offer a great way to save time and money by subscribing for one year of regular deliveries. A subscriber gets the price for the quantity that he or she subscribes to for the year (12 months).

Example:
You subscribe for 51 lbs. every 3 months and you receive the 204 lbs price. You subscribe for 11 lbs. once a month and you receive the 102 lbs price. If you choose to subscribe, you are under no obligation to continue and may cancel any time prior to two weeks before your next scheduled shipment.

Your subscription will run for 365 days from the date of your first order. We will automatically charge your credit card every time we ship out your order.

The price of the nuts will be the same for the 365 days of your subscription.

At the end of the 12 month period: If you like your subscription as it is, do nothing and we will automatically continue your subscription with the then current prices. If you do not wish to continue, you may cancel anytime by phone or drop us an email.

To subscribe, choose a quantity and frequency of delivery and credit card for payment. Subscriptions cannot be placed on the webpage so please give us a call or send an email.




June 2014

Aloha to all of our customers,

Welcome to a new season of farm fresh beautiful macadamia nuts. We are very excited to start our new harvest and get our customers the best nuts available on the market. Whether you're a super health conscious individual and are eating them yourselves, or feeding them as loving treats to your beautiful pet birds, (or maybe a little of both). We pride ourselves on the quality of our nuts at the best prices possible. For those of you that know Monika and Roger you will be happy to know that we still talk to and get advice from them from time to time, for those of you that didn't know we are one year old farmers! But fear not, as I said we maintain a relationship with the previous owners and will continue to maintain the Monika's Mac Nut quality. Thank you to all of our customers old and new and let's have a great year!

Sincerely, Scot and Kelly Davis Owners of Monika's Mac Nuts .... And proud one year old farmers.

Below is an updated pricing sheet to reflect the rising cost of doing business from beautiful Hawaii. For subscribers your price will remain the same until your yearly subscription runs out. Thank you.



Current Pricing Schedule as of June 2014

Quantity (lbs)

Price nuts

Price per lb

Shipping (U.S)

Total

11 WIS (Wet in Shell)
11 DIS (Dry in Shell)
11 WIS small

$ 44.55
$ 48.40
$ 38.50

$ 4.05
$ 4.40
$ 3.50

$ 14.00
$ 14.00
$ 14.00

$ 58.55
$ 62.40
$ 52.50

17 WIS
17 DIS
17 WIS small

$ 66.30
$ 72.25
$ 57.80

$ 3.90
$ 4.25
$ 3.40

$ 18.00
$ 18.00
$ 18.00

$ 84.30
$ 90.25
$ 75.80

51 WIS
51 DIS
51 WIS small

$ 186.15
$ 201.45
$ 160.65

$ 3.65
$ 3.95
$ 3.15

$ 54.00
$ 54.00
$ 54.00

$ 240.15
$ 255.45
$ 214.65

102 WIS
102 DIS
102 WIS small

$ 331.50
$ 362.10
$ 290.70

$ 3.25
$ 3.55
$ 2.85

$ 108.00
$ 108.00
$ 108.00

$ 439.50
$ 470.10
$ 398.70

204 WIS
204 DIS
204 WIS small

$ 601.80
$ 663.00
$ 530.40

$ 2.95
$ 3.25
$ 2.60

$ 216.00
$ 216.00
$ 216.00

$ 817.80
$ 879.00
$ 746.40

500 WIS
500 DIS
500 WIS small

$ 1,400.00
$ 1,500.00
$ 1,200.00

$ 2.80
$ 3.00
$ 2.40

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1000 WIS
1000 DIS
1000 small

$ 2,650.00
$ 2,850.00
$ 2,300.00

$ 2.65
$ 2.85
$ 2.30

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Shipping: nuts are shipped in USPS flat rate boxes if not otherwise specified
to Canada: Medium Size FRB $ 43 and Large Size FRB $ 55.

Subscriptions

We offer a great way to save time and money by subscribing for one year of regular deliveries. A subscriber gets the price for the quantity that he or she subscribes to for the year (12 months).

Example:
You subscribe for 51 lbs. every 3 months and you receive the 204 lbs price.
You subscribe for 11 lbs. once a month and you receive the 102 lbs price.
If you choose to subscribe, you are under no obligation to continue and may cancel any time prior to two weeks before your next scheduled shipment.

Your subscription will run for 365 days from the date of your first order. We will automatically charge your credit card every time we ship out your order.

The price of the nuts will be the same for the 365 days of your subscription.

At the end of the 12 month period: If you like your subscription as it is, do nothing and we will automatically continue your subscription with the then current prices. If you do not wish to continue, you may cancel anytime by phone or drop us an email.

To subscribe, choose a quantity and frequency of delivery and credit card for payment. Subscriptions cannot be placed on the webpage so please give us a call or send an email.


August 2013

The New Era

Please Welcome Kelly and Scot

Below is an updated pricing sheet to reflect the rising cost of doing business from beautiful Hawaii. For subscribers your price will remain the same until your yearly subscription runs out. Thank you.

Macadamia Nuts – New season - New owner

Hello and goodbye from Monika and Roger,

Yes, it has happened. This past June we sold the farm to a wonderful young couple and would like to introduce you to them. Their names are Kelly Fisher and Scot Davis. It was our wish to turn the farm over to someone younger, ambitious and honest and we feel that we have found this in them. We want to thank everybody for the business and your loyalty. Some of you have been with us for over 10 years! And some have even visited us on our farm.

Kelly and Scot have taken over the business with our supervision for the past two months and we feel comfortable leaving them now at the helm so we can step back and retire.

We have not moved very far and - if necessary - they can reach us with any problems that may arise. We would appreciate it if you would give them the chance to prove their excellence.

Thank you, Monika and Roger.

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Aloha from Kelly and Scot,

We would like to introduce ourselves to you as the new owners of Monika’s Mac Nuts. We moved from Oahu to the Big Island to escape the 9-5 jobs and live a more relaxed and tranquil way of life. We have been running the farm for the past two months and will continue to maintain the farm with the same degree of excellence as Monika and Roger. We hope this transition has been and will be as seamless as possible. We are very excited about the business and look forward to taking this journey with you.
And now for some business; First of all the phone number and website address will remain the same but if you are a customer that pays by check please make your checks out to either Monika’s Mac Nuts or Kelly Fisher.  Going forward please try and direct questions, comments or concerns to this new email address:

maolimacnuts@gmail.com

and we will try and reply as soon as possible. The prices for the nuts will remain the same for the time being but the shipping cost went up $1.00 for medium flat rate and $2.00 for the large flat rate box.

We want everyone to know that we plan on running Monika’s Mac Nuts as you have become accustomed to. Monika and Roger have provided you excellent macadamia nuts and service over the past years and we plan on maintaining that same level of service for you as well. We look forward to shipping you healthy and delicious macadamia nuts from this beautiful orchard for many years to come.

Thank you,

Kelly Fisher and Scot Davis

August 2013

 

Current Pricing Schedule as of August 2013

Quantity (lbs)

Price nuts

Price per lb

Shipping (U.S)

Total

11 WIS (Wet in Shell)
11 DIS (Dry in Shell)
11 WIS small

$ 42.35
$ 46.20
$ 36.30

$ 3.85
$ 4.20
$ 3.30

$ 14.00
$ 14.00
$ 14.00

$ 56.35
$ 60.20
$ 50.30

17 WIS
17 DIS
17 WIS small

$ 62.90
$ 68.85
$ 54.40

$ 3.70
$ 4.05
$ 3.20

$ 18.00
$ 18.00
$ 18.00

$ 80.90
$ 86.85
$ 72.40

51 WIS
51 DIS
51 WIS small

$ 175.95
$ 191.25
$ 150.45

$ 3.45
$ 3.75
$ 2.95

$ 54.00
$ 54.00
$ 54.00

$ 229.95
$ 245.25
$ 204.45

102 WIS
102 DIS
102 WIS small

$ 311.10
$ 341.70
$ 270.30

$ 3.05
$ 3.35
$ 2.65

$ 108.00
$ 108.00
$ 108.00

$ 419.10
$ 449.70
$ 378.30

204 WIS
204 DIS
204 WIS small

$ 561.00
$ 622.20
$ 489.60

$ 2.75
$ 3.05
$ 2.40

$ 216.00
$ 216.00
$ 216.00

$ 777.00
$ 838.20
$ 705.60

500 WIS
500 DIS
500 WIS small

$ 1,300.00
$ 1,400.00
$ 1,100.00

$ 2.60
$ 2.80
$ 2.20

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1000 WIS
1000 DIS     
1000 small

$ 2,450.00
$ 2,607.80
$ 2,100.00

$ 2.45
$ 2.65
$ 2.10

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Shipping: Nuts are shipped in USPS flat rate boxes if not otherwise specified
Rates for Canada: Medium Size FRB $ 43.00 and Large Size FRB $ 55.00.

Subscriptions

We offer a great way to save time and money by subscribing for one year of regular deliveries. A subscriber gets the price for the quantity that he or she subscribes to for the year (12 months).

Example:

You subscribe for 51 lbs. every 3 months and you receive the 204 lbs price.

You subscribe for 11 lbs. once a month and you receive the 102 lbs price.

If you choose to subscribe, you are under no obligation to continue and may cancel any time prior to two weeks before your next scheduled shipment.

Your subscription will run for 365 days from the date of your first order. We will automatically charge your credit card every time we ship out your order.

The price of the nuts will be the same for the 365 days of your subscription.

At the end of the 12 month period: If you like your subscription as it is, do nothing and we will automatically continue your subscription with the then current prices. If you do not wish to continue, you may cancel anytime by phone or drop us an email.

To subscribe, choose a quantity and frequency of delivery and credit card for payment. Subscriptions cannot be placed on the webpage so please give us a call or send an email.

 

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October 2012

Pricing Schedule

All prices are USD and are effective October 13, 2012

Quantity (lbs)

Price nuts

Price per lb

Shipping (U.S)

Total

11 WIS (Wet in Shell)
11 DIS (Dry in Shell)
11 WIS small

$ 42.35
$ 46.20
$ 36.30

$ 3.85
$ 4.20
$ 3.30

$ 13.00
$ 13.00
$ 13.00

$ 55.35
$ 59.20
$ 49.30

17 WIS
17 DIS
17 WIS small

$ 62.90
$ 68.85
$ 54.40

$ 3.70
$ 4.05
$ 3.20

$ 16.00
$ 16.00
$ 16.00

$ 78.90
$ 84.85
$ 70.40

51 WIS
51 DIS
51 WIS small

$ 175.95
$ 191.25
$ 150.45

$ 3.45
$ 3.75
$ 2.95

$ 48.00
$ 48.00
$ 48.00

$ 223.95
$ 239.25
$ 198.45

102 WIS
102 DIS
102 WIS small

$ 311.10
$ 341.70
$ 270.30

$ 3.05
$ 3.35
$ 2.65

$ 96.00
$ 96.00
$ 96.00

$ 407.10
$ 437.70
$ 366.30

204 WIS
204 DIS
204 WIS small

$ 561.00
$ 622.20
$ 489.60

$ 2.75
$ 3.05
$ 2.40

$ 192.00
$ 192.00
$ 192.00

$ 753.00
$ 814.20
$ 681.60

500 WIS
500 DIS
500 WIS small

$ 1,300.00
$ 1,400.00
$ 1,100.00

$ 2.60
$ 2.80
$ 2.20

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1000 WIS
1000 small

$ 2,450.00
$ 2,100.00

$ 2.45
$ 2.10

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Shipping: nuts are shipped in USPS flat rate boxes if not otherwise specified
Shipping to Canada: Medium Size FRB $ 43 and Large Size FRB $ 55.

Subscriptions
We offer a great way to save time and money by subscribing for one year of regular deliveries. A subscriber gets the price for the quantity that he or she subscribes to for the year (12 months).
Example:
You subscribe for 51 lbs. every 3 months and you receive the 204 lbs price.
You subscribe for 11 lbs. once a month and you receive the 102 lbs price.
If you choose to subscribe, you are under no obligation to continue and may cancel any time prior to two weeks before your next scheduled shipment.

To subscribe, choose a quantity and frequency of delivery and credit card for payment. Subscriptions cannot be placed on the webpage so please give us a call or send an email.

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August 2012 Newsletter

We welcome you to the new Macadamia Nut season

Aloha from Monika and Roger,

We’re off to an early start this season, the beginning of June was our first picking.

We finished our latest project, The Dehumidification Chamber, which allows us to dry 800 pounds of nuts at once with no heat involved. Those nuts lose 10% more moisture, compared to nuts stored outside, in the same time period.

In regards to doing as many things as possible organically in the orchard we have adopted a technique, called layer mulching, where we feed the trees organic matter such as leaves, twigs and husks. Then we top the organic matter with cardboard, which helps keep the weeds down, and finally, add a layer of volcanic cinder soil as a top dressing. After two years of hard labor, 600 out of 1000 trees are done. We feel that we are doing the right thing to keep our trees, land and customers healthy, and we really appreciate all the positive feedback that we‘ve gotten from you during the last season.

As our nut supply increases we will continue to add, as done in previous years, an extra ½ to 1 pound of nuts, free of charge, to cover any spoilage.

Yes, we have new prices and they are effective immediately; see price sheet attached. Our subscribers will not be effected until their subscription expires. For our new customers, there is an explanation of the subscription program on the price page.

Now listen to this: since we were approached by several customers in previous years to let them know when we are getting ready to sell or retire, here it is.

We are working on a one or two year plan to do just this. If your (or anybody you know) childhood dream included being a Macadamia Nut farmer in Hawaii, give us a call. We are putting together a brochure that will give you information about our property, the orchard and the buildings as well as the business. Serious inquiries only, please.

Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter and hello to everybody from the Nuthouse here in the middle of the Pacific.

To show our appreciation we will include a gift with all orders received before the end of September 2012 (one per customer).

 

All prices are USD and are effective August 2012

Quantity (lbs)

Price nuts

Price per lb

Shipping (U.S)

Total

11 WIS (Wet in Shell)
11 DIS (Dry in Shell)
11 WIS small

$ 40.15
$ 44.00
$ 34.10

$ 3.65
$ 4.00
$ 3.10

$ 13.00
$ 13.00
$ 13.00

$ 53.15
$ 57.00
$ 47.10

17 WIS
17 DIS
17 WIS small

$ 59.50
$ 65.45
$ 51.00

$ 3.50
$ 3.85
$ 3.00

$ 16.00
$ 16.00
$ 16.00

$ 75.50
$ 81.45
$ 67.00

51 WIS
51 DIS
51 WIS small

$ 165.75
$ 181.05
$ 140.25

$ 3.25
$ 3.55
$ 2.75

$ 48.00
$ 48.00
$ 48.00

$ 213.75
$ 229.05
$ 188.25

102 WIS
102 DIS
102 WIS small

$ 290.70
$ 321.30
$ 249.90

$ 2.85
$ 3.15
$ 2.45

$ 96.00
$ 96.00
$ 96.00

$ 386.70
$ 417.30
$ 345.90

204 WIS
204 DIS
204 WIS small

$ 520.20
$ 581.40
$ 448.80

$ 2.55
$ 2.85
$ 2.20

$ 192.00
$ 192.00
$ 192.00

$ 712.20
$ 773.40
$ 640.80

500 WIS
500 WIS small

$ 1,200.00
$ 1,000.00

$ 2.40
$ 2.00

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1000 WIS
1000 small

$ 2,250.00
$ 1,900.00

$ 2.25
$ 1.90

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Shipping: nuts are shipped in USPS flat rate boxes if not otherwise specified
Shipping to Canada: Medium Size FRB $ 35 and Large Size FRB $ 42.

 

Subscriptions
We offer a great way to save time and money by subscribing for one year of regular deliveries. A subscriber gets the price for the quantity that he or she subscribes to for the year (12 months).
Example:
You subscribe for 51 lbs. every 3 months and you receive the 204 lbs price.
You subscribe for 11 lbs. once a month and you receive the 102 lbs price.
If you choose to subscribe, you are under no obligation to continue and may cancel any time prior to two weeks before your next scheduled shipment.

To subscribe, choose a quantity and frequency of delivery and credit card for payment. Subscriptions cannot be placed on the webpage so please give us a call or send an email.

Mahalo

Monika Nauen/Roger Wing                                                                            August 2012

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August 2011 Newsletter

Macadamia Nuts – Welcome to the 2011 season

Aloha from Monika and Roger,

The new season has begun and we are off to a great start. As of the end of this month we are already into our third picking. We hope that we can continue to serve you in this year and we want to assure you that we are working hard to supply you with the freshest and healthiest Macadamia Nuts possible.

Due to an increase in our operating expenses we had a 5% price increase (see next page). We also added small nuts to our price chart for our customers who buy these regularly. If you’re interested in small nuts, we’d be happy to send you a sample with your next order. Just drop us an email or give us a call.

The fence is holding up well and a lot of pigs are moving out giving neighbor farmers a headache. The trees look healthy and love the extra organic nutrients that we added to the fertilizer. All in all we are very happy with the results.

A word to our subscribers: Your prices are locked in for 12 months at the prices you started with. Whenever that period ends, we will continue your subscription with the new prices.

Please accept our thanks for letting us provide our Macadamia Nuts to you.

2011 - 2012 Pricing

Quty lb

Price nuts

Price per lb

Shipping (U.S)

Total

11 WIS
11 DIS
11 WIS small

$ 37.40
$ 41.14
$ 31.79

$ 3.40
$ 3.74
$ 2.89

$ 13.00
$ 13.00
$ 13.00

$ 50.40
$ 54.14
$ 44.79

17 WIS
17 DIS
17 WIS small

$ 55.25
$ 60.78
$ 46.92

$ 3.25
$ 3.58
$ 2.76

$ 16.00
$ 16.00
$ 16.00

$ 71.25
$ 76.78
$ 62.92

51 WIS
51 DIS
51 WIS small

$ 153.00
$ 168.30
$ 130.05

$ 3.00
$ 3.30
$ 2.55

$ 48.00
$ 48.00
$ 48.00

$ 201.00
$ 216.30
$ 178.05

102 WIS
102 DIS
102 WIS small

$ 270.30
$ 297.33
$ 229.50

$ 2.65
$ 2.92
$ 2.25

$ 96.00
$ 96.00
$ 96.00

$ 366.30
$ 393.33
$ 325.50

500 WIS
500 WIS small

$ 1,105.00
$ 940.00

$ 2.21
$ 1.88

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1000 WIS
1000 small

$ 2,100.00
$ 1,790.00

$ 2.10
$ 1.79

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Shipping: nuts are shipped in USPS flat rate boxes if not otherwise specified
Shipping to Canada: Medium Size FRB $ 29 and Large Size FRB $ 36.

 

Two Blue Hyacinth Macaws

 

As a thank you we will add a free Lehua* honey with all orders received before September 30, 2011 (one per customer).

CLICK HERE to order some nuts and redeem your FREE HONEY

 


Here on our farm we are surrounded by ōhi`a trees. The ōhi`a lehua belongs to the myrtle family and is endemic to Hawaii. It grows from sea level right up to the tree line and is the most common native tree in the Hawaiian Islands. It can be tall in favorable situations and small when colonizing recent lava fields. Ōhi`a lehua is one of the few honey plants that is native to the Hawaiian Islands. The Lehua flowers come in red, orange, yellow and white (more info to follow with the honey*).

Mahalo, Monika Nauen and Roger Wing

*This enchanting story of young love and jealousy is attached to your free honey

In Hawaiian Mythology, Ōhi`a and Lehua were two young lovers. The volcano goddess Pele fell in love with the handsome Ōhi`a and approached him, but he turned down her advances. In a fit of jealousy, Pele transformed Ōhi`a into a tree. Lehua was devastated by this transformation and out of pity the other gods turned her into a flower and placed her upon the ōhi`a tree. Other versions say that Pele felt guilty but was unable to reverse the change, so she turned Lehua into a flower herself. Separating these united lovers is not encouraged, and it is said that when a lehua flower is plucked from an ōhi`a tree, the sky fills with rain representing the lovers' tears.

 

 

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March 2011 Newsletter

Macadamia Nuts - The 2010 season has come to an end yielding triple the harvest of 2009

Aloha from Monika and Roger,

The harvest season is over and we want to give you an update on what is going on here in our farm.

We are very pleased to say that the fence did its job. The pigs’ diet no longer consists of our Macadamia Nuts.

Our orchard is pesticide free and the supplemental nutrients that we added to the organic fertilizing last year worked great for us. The trees are looking healthier and are producing more and larger nuts.

We're at a critical stage now with the trees in full bloom. Excessive wind, rain and high humidity can damage the flowers. Our bee keeper recently delivered 32 strong bee hives to help pollinate the flowers. We've been lucky so far and have seen many new nuts setting. From this stage, it takes about six months to full maturity.

For a while we worked with natural insect repellents. If you found some remains of garlic or rosemary or if you wondered about a little whitish dust on the nuts that explains it.

It was a very busy season for us and we can’t wait to go on vacation. We are leaving at the end of May and we will be back on June 20th. Please order nuts now and order a big enough quantity that will last you through the off season. We have plenty of nuts at this moment but last year our inventory was gone in no time, so please do not wait.

To our subscribers: Relax and sit back, your supply of nuts is safe and you do not need to do anything. We plan to ship your monthly supply for June and July out by the end of May before we go on vacation. After our return we need about two weeks for cleaning and maintenance and then we are ready to start with the new crop.

We expect the new picking season to begin in July; those nuts will be ready for sale in August.

Thank you all for your continued business.

 

Monika Nauen                                                                                             March 2011
Roger Wing

 

Good to know: Why are nuts shiny or have a dull appearance???
The shiny nuts were harvested during dry weather and the dull nuts while we received heavy rain. The soil sticks to the husks and then dulls the shells as they pass through the de-husking machine.

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September 2010 Newsletter

Macadamia Nuts – The 2010 season is under way

Aloha from Monika and Roger,

As a lot of you know it has been a real challenge for us over these last few months to ship out orders as quickly as we would have liked. We are quite pleased now to let everyone know that the area under the trees is loaded with fresh fallen Macadamia Nuts and that we have tons of nuts available now.

We completed several projects on the farm over the off season and we expect to see the benefits from them soon. We know that we have spoken to you previously about losing nuts on the ground to wild pigs here in the rainforest. Happily, we completed fencing the entire orchard just as the nuts were starting to drop. We now have well over a mile of sturdy fence that is doing its job at keeping the pigs out. We estimate that we lost over a third of our crop last year to them. Now we just see a path beaten down on the outside where they keep looking for a way in.

Also, this last spring, we had both a soil and a leaf analysis done. The trees were looking a bit weak with some yellowing and other signs of stress. The test showed some deficiencies and recommended additional nutrients. We are now using an inorganic fertilizer in addition to our organic fertilizer to keep the trees healthy. Of course, we still do as much organic as we can and we still mulch the husks and the leaves and return them to the orchard. We also want to emphasize that we do not use and never have used any pesticides.

Due in part to the price of these improvements at the farm and in part to the fact that everything costs more, we will have to increase the price of our nuts (see next page). For customers with running subscriptions, the price stays the same until the end of the subscription period.

Our thanks to all of you for your patience, letting us get these small problems worked out. We are now at a point where we are sure we can maintain a steady supply of high quality Macadamia Nuts. This summer there has been a lot of hard work done in the orchard, and by the end of the harvest we expect to have our storage building complete. That will be the last major improvement we need to have in place in order to serve you year round.

Thank you kindly for your patience and understanding.

Monika Nauen - September 2010

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Prices of Macadamia Nuts 2010/2011

 

Qty lb

Packaging

Price nuts

Price per lb

Shipping (U.S.)


Total

11

FRB* USPS

$ 35.75

$ 3.25

$ 12.00

$ 47.75

17

LFRB* USPS

$ 52.70

$ 3.10

$ 15.00

$ 67.70

51

3 LFRB USPS

$ 147.90

$ 2.90

$ 45.00

$ 192.90

102

6 LFRB USPS

$ 255.00

$ 2.50

$ 90.00

$ 345.00

500

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$ 1,050.00

$ 2.10

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1000

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2,000.00

$ 2.00

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*FRB – Medium Size Flat Rate Box (for Canada $ 28)
*LFRB – Large Flat Rate Box (for Canada $ 35)

The 2010/2011 prices are valid until we run out of nuts.

 

Subscriptions

We offer a great way to save time and money by subscribing for one year of regular deliveries.
A subscriber gets the price for the quantity that he subscribes to for the year (12 months).

Example:
You subscribe for 51 lbs every 3 months and you receive the 102 lbs price.
You subscribe for 11 lbs once a month and you receive the 102 lbs price.

If you choose to subscribe, you are under no obligation to continue and may cancel any time prior to two weeks before your next scheduled shipment.

 
To subscribe, choose a quantity and frequency of delivery and credit card for payment.

 

FAQ’s

Q: What means “wet in shell (WIS)?”

A: “Wet in shell” means that the nut is very fresh. We try to pick every couple of weeks and then after husking we spread the nuts out in open bins where they dry naturally for two to four weeks. To us these are the best tasting nuts, but we are not sure what the birds think. The fresher the nut, the higher the moisture content (water) of the kernel. The kernel is also a bit larger and so may stick to the shell. If not handled correctly a fresh nut can spoil faster than a drier nut (see proper storage).

Q: What means “dry in shell (DIS)?”

A: “Dry in shell” nuts start out the same as the wet in shell, but after drying naturally they are low-heat dried at about 100 degrees F for 24 to 48 hours. This process reduces the moisture content of the kernel even more, thereby shrinking it, allowing it to separate from the shell.

Q:  When is Macadamia Nut season?

A:  The season in the Puna District of Hawaii, begins between June and August and ends in January.

Q: When is the best time to buy?

A:  Due to the improvements we have made in our orchard and processing facilities, we should have nuts of premium quality all year around. Barring any damaging acts of nature, you should expect to buy quality nuts throughout the year.

Q: What is an immature nut?

A: An immature nut is one that has fallen off the tree too early. The kernel is smaller but may be sweeter due to the higher sugar content and is fine to eat. Some birds… and people prefer them.


More Information:

Proper Storage:

The nuts are shipped fresh. If you buy WIS or DIS nuts, in either case there are steps you should follow after receiving your order. After receiving your order, take the nuts out of the cardboard box. We ship in Mesh Bags that are perfect to hang in a dry place for storage. If you occasionally squeeze the bag and mix up the nuts you will further the natural drying.
If you want them drier you can also use your home oven to dry the nuts even further. The lower the heat you use, and the better the air circulation, the healthier your Macadamia Nuts will remain.

 

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