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Ancient Valley Growers


Andrea and Matt of Ancient Valley Growers

Andrea, Kawelo, Ua, Gordon and Matt



Matt and Andrea Drayer with Ancient Valley Growers are the managers and producers of Wood Valley Ranch and mamaki Tea Farm in Pahala, HI. In addition to farming mamaki, they also grow a variety of other vegetables including delicious rainbow carrots, which were included several times in the DA BOX produce bag.


Matt is the president of Hawaii Farmers Union United. His goals is to inspire the farmers in Ka'u to seek more sustainable ways and to minimize the use of imported goods like fertilizers.

The mamaki produced by Wood Valley Ranch is delivered to Shaka tea which creates naturally caffeine-free, herbal teas from the leaves.


Hawaiian Mamaki is known to support all organs and improve their functions like:

  • Balance hormones

  • Blood pressure

  • Cholesterol

  • Sugar levels in diabetes

  • Improve digestion and metabolism


Ease symptoms of

  • Asthma

  • Allergies

  • Arthritis

  • Depression

  • Irritability

  • PMS



Drying room at Wood Valley Ranch.






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