Mark your calendar for AgFest2015

Maui County Agricultural FestivalMaui County Agricultural Festival 

Saturday, April 4, 2015
Lūʻau Grounds at Maui Tropical Plantation
Maui County Agricultural Festival is scheduled from 9 am – 4 pm with the Grand Taste from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm. Grand Taste is a ticketed event. Tickets purchased, in advance, are $30 each (adults and children) or on-site on the day of the event for $40 (adults and children). Tickets are limited.

As in yearʻs past, Mauiʻs top locavore chefs present Grown on Maui produce, proteins and value-added agricultural products.

Grand Taste – Chefs and farmers will be announced in January 2015
* Schedule is subject to change based on farmers and chefs availability.
* Menu is subject to change based on availability of product due to weather and discretion of chef.  
* Ticket holder should print a receipt after purchasing tickets online and bring it Grand Taste  to redeem the Grand Taste ʻstamp cardʻ. 
* Ticket holders are allowed to get one taste from each farmer / chef station. 
* Ticket holders must arrive no later than 5:30 pm.  
$3.00 fee collected at the main entrance for Maui County Ag Festival; Free for Grand Taste ticket holders.
Free parking
Free entertainment
Free access to Grown on Maui Farmers Market, Grand Taste Education Chef Lecture Series, Value-added Tent, Keiki Zone, LIvestock Exhibit and more.

 

 

Maui Grows Pineapples

Once accounting for 80 percent of worldwide production, Hawai‘i-grown pineapples are increasingly grown on small farms across Maui. This heritage-crop bromeliad is celebrated in many cultures as a symbol of hospitality; it is the islands’ gift of aloha.

Maui Grows Herbs

Ali'i Kula LavenderOften inconspicuous and small, huge with flavor and fragrance, herbs add the finishing touch to Maui’s famed regional cuisine. Maui lavender, lemon grass, basil,
ginger root and cilantro form just a small bouquet in this critical niche industry.

Maui Grows Fruits

MangoesFrom golden-red mangoes to flavorful persimmons and blushing lychees, even raspberries, strawberries, and figs, Maui fruits sweeten the market. Freshly picked, local fruits are healthier and tastier than imported fruits or fruit sodas.

Maui Grows Fish and Seafood

SashimiMaui aquaculture adapts old Hawaiian practices to modern needs and high-tech opportunities. Without depleting wild resources, commercial aquafarms are increasingly important.

Maui Grows Coffee

Coffee from MauiGrown CoffeeHarvested on 40 some farms in Maui County, crimson coffee cherries lend themselves to Maui-origin roasts of exceptionally rich character.

Maui Grows

Waipoli FarmMaui farms produce fragrant coffee, native taro, fresh vegetables, colorful flowers, exotic fruits, sweet Maui Kula® onions, landscape greens, sugar cane, pineapples, seed crops, grass-fed beef, even seafood.