On the first Saturday in April, Maui County Farm Bureau along with the farmers, ranchers and agricultural allies present the annual Maui County Agricultural Festival to share agriculture’s vital role in the economy, environment, and lifestyle of Maui. Held on the lū‘au grounds of Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapū, this is Maui’s prime event to raise awareness about local agriculture on Maui.
Here’s an event to talk story with the people who grow our food and their industry allies, to discover what agriculture means to our communities and ‘aina, to taste fresh flavors, have fun. Hosted by Maui County Farm Bureau in partnership with Office of Economic Development, and supported by generous sponsors, the festival provides the one-stop experience of the wondrous impact of agriculture in day-to-day life.
Mark your calendar!
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Grand Taste Education: Presented in partnership with Slow Food Maui, Maui’s farmers and chefs come together to showcase all that Maui has to offer. Talk story sessions take place under a tent allowing the community to learn about the food grown and raised on Maui. Chefs are on hand to offer cooking tips and techniques.
Victory Farm: A live farm to learn about Maui’s crops.
Farm Animals: Animals that aid in farm management and provide food are on site.
Grown on Maui: Visit the farmers market and meet the farmers who grow your food.
Food Booths: From farm to table, sample hot dishes, cold ice cream, have lunch.
Keiki Activities: Kids learn when at play. Barnyard games and farm activities.
Wellness/Health: Demonstrations and info on fixing nutritious meals with fresh foods.
Ask the Farm Doctor: Agricultural experts provide hands-on answers.
Contests: Share your Grown-on-Maui recipes and find out how they compare.
Composting: Learn how to make compost with kitchen scraps and garden waste.
Story Telling: Learn Hawaiian agriculture words and phrases.
Interested in becoming a vendor?
We have openings in our Grown on Maui Farmers Market tent, in our Education and Information tent, and for Food Booths. Click on the highlighted text for a vendor form. Complete and submit the appropirate vendor form by faxing to (808) 243-2211 or mailing to 2099 Wells St., Wailuku, HI 96793. If you have any questions, you can reach us at (808) 243-2290 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.