An Exclusive Look at Oprah's Farm: 11 Beautiful Photos
After more than 20 years of friendship, Oprah and her favorite health expert, Bob Greene
, are taking their love of nourishing foods back to its roots—by rolling up their sleeves, tilling the soil, and sharing one heck of a beautiful bounty.
See the photos of Oprah's farm
"Being on Maui and creating a farm feels like coming home to me." —Oprah
Oprah's farm is situated at almost 4,000 feet elevation on the side of Haleakala, a dormant volcano, where it gets consistent rainfall and plenty of sun.
Despite Hawaii's lush farming conditions, roughly 90 percent of its food is imported from the mainland. Oprah and Bob hope to help change that. Here: freshly picked carrots.
Green Zebra, Black Prince, and Burbank Slicing tomatoes (wrapping in paper speeds ripening) are among the more than 100 species of fruits, vegetables, and herbs growing on the farm.
Planting a diverse crop—like these beets, turnips, Swiss chard, radishes, and radicchio—helps ensure healthy soil and
a healthy diet.
"Rich, fertile soil helps the plants give you the nutrients you need to thrive." —Bob Greene
Oprah's so-called baboon-butt radishes grow large and vibrant in the farm's healthy soil.
A compost heap full of nutrient-rich table scraps and plant clippings will be recycled right back into the earth.
"Any green waste—leaves, plant clippings, and grass clippings—helps feed the land." —Bob Greene
A bumper crop of Osaka Purple mustard and Bright Lights Swiss chard.
Baskets of nutrient-rich eggs laid by Oprah's happy hens.
"Whatever our dreams, ideas, or projects, we plant a seed, nurture it—and then reap the fruits of our labors." —Oprah
Hat: Anne Moore, $245; AnneMoore.com
Next: Oprah shares the story behind her farm