Hawaii’s Simple Gourmet spreads message of sustainability and healthy living

  • For their first product, they resurrected an organic chocolate recipe they’d inherited. (COURTESY PHOTO/HAWAII’s SIMPLE GOURMET)

  • Jesse Fujimoto mans his booth at Waimea Town Market at Parker School on Saturdays. (COURTESY PHOTO/HAWAII’s SIMPLE GOURMET)

  • Jesse Fujimoto and Laura Rieber educate consumers and farmers about the benefits of natural gardening and regenerative agriculture. (COURTESY PHOTO/HAWAII’s SIMPLE GOURMET)

  • Hawaii’s Simply Gourmet grows turmeric in raised beds and harvests it every week. (COURTESY PHOTO/HAWAII’s SIMPLE GOURMET)

HAMAKUA COAST — Hawaii Island farmers Jesse Fujimoto and Laura Rieber produce different forms of garden-fresh turmeric, wild Hawaiian vanilla and an array of edible leafy greens on their small farm between Pepeekeo and Papaikou along the Hamakua Coast.