Ali Minney is the heart of Malolo Farm as our primary farmer and owner/operator. She’s been harvesting, planting, and propagating protea since the 1990’s after she set down roots in Kula, Maui for good. A California Native, Ali set out to sail the world for many, many years until she finally fell in love with Maui and it’s natural beauty and couldn’t resist the chance to settle here with her husband Mark and farm flowers on the beautiful slopes of Haleakala. Ali is now one of the very few successful propagators of protea in the state of Hawaii, which allows us the opportunity to provide you with exceptional flower varieties. Ali has extensive experience with protea and their specific needs and provides warm and helpful customer service daily.
Paige is the oldest daughter of Mark and Ali. She grew up in the heart of the business – hiked around the farm on mom’s back harvesting flowers as an infant, to field clearing, flower packing, and transplanting throughout her early years. She’s spent the past nine years in California near our family on the West Coast, gaining a degree in Environmental Horticulture at Santa Barbara City College, working for the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, and operating her own CA native plant landscaping company for three years before deciding to finally come home to help run the family protea business. Welcome home, Paige!
Ali and Paige run the farm side by side, harvesting, packaging, and producing the fine products you’ll receive when you order from us. They are responsible for all creative arrangement ideas and production, from start to finish and they proudly offer their very best to all of their customers regularly! Mahalo for taking the time to get to know us a little better. Follow our farm’s Instagram account for daily updates on Farm Life with Paige and Ali.