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Inside Oprah's Maui farm: Green-thumbed billionaire offers a first-ever glimpse of her vast Hawaii estate


The media mogul, 59, who is worth $2.7billion, currently owns approximately 780 acres on the Hawaii island, and produce grown on her land is donated locally.


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By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 13:40 EST, 14 May 2013 | Updated: 13:40 EST, 14 May 2013 var twitterVia = 'Femail'; DM.later('bundle', function(){ DM.has('shareLinkTop', 'shareLinks', { 'id': '2324481', 'title': 'Inside Oprah\'s Maui farm: Green-thumbed billionaire offers a first-ever glimpse of her vast Hawaii estate', 'url': 'http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2324481/Inside-Oprahs-Maui-farm-Green-thumbed-billionaire-offers-glimpse-vast-Hawaii-estate.html', 'eTwitterStatus': ' http://bit.ly/10VNxu1 via @' + twitterVia, 'articleChannelFollowButton': 'Femail', 'isChannel': false, 'hideEmail': true, 'placement': 'top', 'anchor': 'tl'}); }); 60 View comments DM.later('bundle', function(){ DMS.Article.init('top'); }); Oprah Winfrey has allowed her Maui farm to be photographed for the first time, in the new edition of O, The Oprah Magazine, which hits newsstands today.The media mogul, 59, who is worth $2.8billion, currently owns approximately 780 acres on the Hawaii island, and produce grown on her land is donated locally.In an accompanying video, she says having space for a farm is a 'full-circle moment because I grew up with a grandmother who was growing things.Scroll down for video Green-thumbed: Oprah Winfrey has allowed her vast Maui farm to be photographed for the first time 'Everything that we ate came from our own little one acre,' she said'To be able to have a full circle moment with that, not in Mississippi, but in Maui, is fantasticIt's like ..jewelry that comes from the earthI love it, just love it.' The video also sees the star and friend and fitness expert Bob Greene describe how the idea for the farm came about. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Oh No! Oprah takes financial hit as she sells property that... Share this article Share DM.later('bundle', function(){ DM.has('p-16', 'Rotator', { pageSize: 1, pageCount: 1.0, activeClass: 'active', rotate: false }); $('#p-16 .share').on('click', function() { DMS.Facebook.postToFB('related'); }); }); 'We looked up on this hill and saw all these tiers,' Bob said'And both of us just love things that [in unison] come from the ground.'Oprah continued: 'It felt like we were not using the land to its ultimate potential and purpose and giving back to the people of the land, so right now, we're growing all these vegetables Shared perspective: The media mogul and and her friend and fitness expert Bob Greene describe how they were both keen to use the land's rich soil to its full potential Organic empire: Currently all produce from the farm is donated, but Oprah and Bob say they expect to start selling it at some point in the near future too 'We tested our soil and enriched our soil and we have have some of the richest..I mean our soil is like chocolate around here.'Bob added that they had noticed a 'disconnect' as 90per cent of produce that is consumed in the Hawaiian islands is actually imported.'It felt like we were not using the land to its ultimate potential and purpose and giving back to the people of the land' He said that currently all produce is donated, but they expect to start selling it at some point in the near future too.Indeed, late last year, it emerged that Oprah had trademarked 'Oprah's Organics,' for bath soaps, sunscreen, massage oils, hair products, as well as organic salad dressings, frozen vegetables, soups, beverages and snack dips. A representative for Ms Winfrey told The New York Post at the time: 'The trademarks were filed for Oprah’s farm on Maui to enable the farm to grow and distribute produce on Maui and throughout the Hawaiian Islands.' Roots in nature: Oprah says having space for a farm is a 'full-circle moment' because she grew up with a grandmother who was growing the family's produce on a one-acre plot in Mississippi According to the U.SPatent and Trademark Organization, applications for an 'Oprah’s Farm' trademark for a beverage and catering service, as well as 'Oprah’s Harvest' were also submitted - the addresses of which include the Wilshire Boulevard location of Ms Winfrey’s business and the Chicago offices of Winfrey’s Harpo Inc.The Oprah Winfrey empire suffered a blow recently after it emerged that she had suffered a string of real estate investment losses. The latest hit came as her company sold the Chicago retail space that once contained her Oprah Store for only $875,000 - a loss of more than $1million. The sale comes after the company’s closing of the store itself, which was shuttered just after Oprah signed off the daytime airwaves for good in 2011. And last summer, Oprah sold an eight-bedroom co-op in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood for $2.75million, a loss of a staggering $3million. Ranch life: The TV star's Maui property also includes a bed and breakfast On the plus side, The Oprah Winfrey Network has been gaining steam since landing an exclusive first interview with shamed cyclist Lance Armstrong. And Discovery Channel, which partnered with Oprah on the OWN venture, confidently believes that the cable network could be in the black by the end of 2013. Oprah, who is set to appear in The Butler alongside Forest Whittaker later this year, is currently the only African American billionaire, with a reported worth of $2.8 billion.Her main home is a vast estate in Montecito, California, though she also has properties in New Jersey, Colorado, Georgia, Chicago and Antigua, as well as a private jet to travel between them all.Between 2004 and 2010 she ranked among the 50 most generous Americans, and according to Forbes, her lifetime giving is estimated at $400million.O, The Oprah Magazine is offering one reader and a guest the chance to win an all-expenses-paid, four-night trip to Maui to meet Oprah and wellness expert Bob Greene for a hike and lunch at Oprah's farmFor more details, click here.   First glimpse of Oprah's Maui farm DM.later('bundle', function(){ DM.has('v-2381518531001','BC', {'renderConfig' : { 'css' : "videoplayer-large", 'autoplay' : false, 'muted' : false, 'title' : "First glimpse of Oprah's Maui farm", 'videoId' : 1008098, 'adsEnabled' : false, 'playerId' : "1989148206001", 'playerKey' : "AQ~~,AAAAAFSL1bg~,CmS1EFtcMWELN_eSE9A7gpcGWF5XAVmI", 'objId' : "v-2381518531001", 'videoPlayer' : "2381518531001", 'width' : 636, 'height' : 358, 'source' : "US TV", 'rsi' : typeof(adverts) != 'undefined' && typeof (adverts.getRsiValues) != 'undefined' ? 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