PO Box 125, Ho'olehua, HI 96729
The Decoite family has been growing sweet potatoes on Molokai for three generations. Grandmother Becky Mokuau began raising these wonderful tubers in the early 1960s on the family homestead and passed the growing secrets on to her son George Mokuau.
Carrying on the family traditions, George's daughter, Lynn and her husband Russell Decoite founded L&R Farms in 2001 and with their children started producing three sweet potato varieties, Molokai Purple, Molokai Gold and the more universally common orange.
Developed by the family in 1978 and grown only on Molokai, the Molokai Purple variety has acquired recent fame through introductions by famous chefs including Emeril Lagasse, Perry Bateman and Sam Choy.
While the purple variety has long been a traditional part of any Molokai luau, it is now being served at commercial luaus on the other islands and on island style plates at many famous restaurants in Hawaii.