Grown on Maui, Home-cooked Meals Contest

Kula Fields Oven Roasted Cherry Tomatoes by Roxanne Tiffin,  featuring all locally grown produce, including cherry tomoatoes, Maui onions and Evonuk Farms herbs, mixed with Hawaiian sea salt and Oils of Aloha Macadamia Nut Oil, on its way to the oven.

Kula Fields Oven Roasted Cherry Tomatoes by Roxanne Tiffin, featuring all locally grown produce, including cherry tomoatoes, Maui onions and Evonuk Farms herbs, mixed with Hawaiian sea salt and Oils of Aloha Macadamia Nut Oil, on its way to the oven.

Grown on Maui, Home-cooked Meals: What do you cook day to day, for your family? With your family? We invite you to tell us your story, and include a photograph. Two families each will win two-nights stay at a Maui resort known for locavore choices, plus a cooking class and a Grown on Maui breakfast or lunch at the hotel. Two winners will be announced on October 3. Runs September 1 – 30.

Contest: “Grown on Maui, Home-cooked Meals Matter” is a contest centered around families who prepare meals together featuring local produce and products. Ingredients may include fresh veggies, fruits, proteins (beef, eggs, pork, fish, tofu and more), and locally produced agricultural products like jams, jellies, honey, salts, cheese, sugar, sauces, ice cream, gelato/sorbets and more. Contest is also open to visitors.

Purpose: To raise awareness of the power Maui families have to support local agriculture through everyday purchases. We want to promote local farmers and food producers, and show that fresh and local matter. We also want to draw attention to the added benefits that come with supporting local agriculture including the cultural values shared and preserved when meals are prepared together.

Prize: One room for up to four people for two nights on a complimentary bases, one-hour cooking class followed by Grown on Maui breakfast or lunch for the winner (up to family of four) with executive chef or sous chef at host property. Photo ops. Valid October 2011 – September 2012. Black out dates apply.

How to enter: Prepare a meal featuring Grown on Maui ingredients and share your experience with us on our Facebook Page. Use produce you grow in your garden or shop at Grown on Maui-friendly grocery stores or buy direct from farmers, ranchers and food producers at farmers markets.

  • Go to and click “Like”
  • Upload a photo of your dish to our Wall, and in the post, describe what you cooked and your experience:
  • Entries should include some verification of local ingredient sources (names of stores, etc.) and at least 100 words in your descriptions.
  • Entries are due by noon every Monday in September and by noon September 30.
  • Five finalists will be selected each week and contacted on Facebook in the comments under your post.
  • All finalists are eligible to win one of the two night-stays.
  • Two winners will be announced on October 3, 2011.

For those who aren’t on Facebook, email submissions to info[at]kauhaneinc[dot]com or by mail to Grown on Maui, Home-cooked Meals, 2099 Wells Street, Wailuku, HI 96793. Remember to include a photo!

Rules/Requirements: Winner agrees to pay $10 per night at host hotel. The $10 fee is part of the new State Bill 1186 which requires a $10 fee per room, per night, to be levied on all rooms furnished on a complimentary basis. The prize cannot be redeemed for its cash value. The winner is responsible for any and all taxes, prize is valid for one year and black out dates apply. Winners must be agree to share ingredients and a photo, and the winner will allow Maui County Farm Bureau and the partner hotels to promote the winning photos, essay and winners’ name(s) and city/town of residence (i.e. John and Mary Smith from Kīhei).

Judging: Based entirely on the photo and essay including originality of dish, use of local products, and explanation of the overall experience.

The Fairmont Kea Lani, MauiThe Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui is Hawaii’s only luxury all-suite and villa resort. Situated on pristine Polo Beach, the 22-acre oceanfront resort features two lagoon-style pools, an adults-only pool, four restaurants, exclusive retail shopping, Keiki Lani for children and a Hawaiian cultural program. In 2010, the resort completed a $16 million renovation to every pool deck, suite and villa.

Following this resort-wide improvement, The Fairmont Kea Lani’s signature restaurant  will be receiving a complete renovation in fall 2011. The new Kō restaurant will feature sweeping curved walls, a floating shaded roof, a dynamic action bar, built in seating banquettes and porcelain tile flooring.

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa Ka‘anapaliThe Westin Maui Resort & Spa, situated on the spectacular Ka‘anapali Beach, The Westin Maui Resort & Spa invites you to a renewing tropical vacation amidst natural elegance. From splashing fun within the magnificent aquatic playground showcasing five pools to watersports, exciting activities, spa relaxation at Heavenly Spa by Westin, golfing and shopping venues, it is the perfect getaway for couples, adventure seekers and families.

Enjoy world-class dining experience with resort Executive Chef Garret Fujieda who has infused his culinary excellence with a sustainable twist, delighting guests with menu selections featuring locally-grown flavors such as “Hawaiian Ahupua’a” at the oceanfront Tropica Restaurant & Bar.