1. It’s VERY easy to grow your own food in most places on the island [a few areas are pretty dry and may be more difficult without irrigation; a few other areas/locales are a little too wet].
2. Farmer’s markets are widespread, even in the very rural areas.
3. The warm weather. Year-round, the weather in most places on the Big Island makes it fairly easy to grow many food items. In some areas, such as higher on one of the mountains, it might be harder to grow some items. The warm weather also makes it easier to eat more fruit if one is interested in being a primarily fruitarian.
4. The variety of fruits and vegetables is awesome! One can find some unusual or rare kinds of fruits that are much more difficult to get on the mainland, such as coconuts and durians [not to mention many others; see our photo gallery for additional tropical fruits].