Oprah’s Maui farm appears to be a gardener’s dream, with the massive farm boasting beautiful green vegetables — all organic, of course.
Along with close friend and fitness expert Bob Greene, Oprah showed off her little farm in Maui in the June issue of O magazine. This is the first time the media mogul has allowed the farm to be photographed.
“Everything that we ate came from our own little one acre. To be able to have a full circle moment with that, not in Mississippi, but in Maui, is fantastic. It’s like … jewelry that comes from the earth. I love it, just love it.”
While we might not consider our veggies and fruits to be earth jewelry, we do enjoy eating fresh produce that’s locally grown. However, we have to note that Oprah’s Maui farm is certainly more than one acre. The $2.8 billion media mogul’s farm is about 780 acres.
Produce from the large farm is donated locally. In a video about the farm, Oprah and Bob Green talk about how the idea for the farm came to be. Bob explained, “We looked up on this hill and saw all these tiers. And both of us just love things that [in unison] come from the ground.”
Oprah added, “It felt like we were not using the land to its ultimate potential and purpose.” So, they tested the soil, enriched it, and started planting. All of the produce grown on Oprah’s Maui farm is currently donated, though the expect to start selling it at some point.
It was revealed last year that Oprah had trademarked “Oprah’s Organics” to be used for bath soaps, sunscreen, massage oils, hair products, and more.” Applications for “Oprah’s Farm” and “Oprah’s Harvest” have also been submitted.
What do you think of Oprah’s Maui farm?