- Kaua’i papaya farmers shipped 3,000 pounds of fruit off the
island for consumption elsewhere in the state, though the total
fresh harvest was down to 25,000 pounds on Kaua’i last month,
compared to 30,000 pounds in January of last year, according to
statistics from the state Department of Agriculture. The farm price
of fresh papaya statewide was 34 cents per pound last month, down
from 38 cents per pound in December.