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Top 8 agritourism destinations in the world

By: Josh Lew on Nov. 8, 2012, 6:09 p.m.
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People who don't want to dig out their passport but still want their farm adventure to have an exotic edge can head to the island of Hawaii. The 50th state boasts a well-developed farm tourism industry that can accommodate people with a diverse array of interests. The Hawaii Agritourism Association offers resources for tourists who want to have a tropical farm experience or simply want to learn about and taste the state's best farm products. Agritourism options range from visiting coffee plantations in the Big Island's Kona region to exploring the plantations on Maui to staying on organic farms on the easily reachable island of Oahu. There are enough farm tour options that people can enjoy a standard Hawaii beach or adventure vacation and include some agritourism activities on their itinerary without having to focus completely on farms.