Successful Taste Education Event at Ali’i Kula Lavender

Posted on Jul 11, 2010 in Events | 4 Comments
Dania Katz serving a customer at Slow Food Maui's Taste Education event, at Ali'i Kula Lavender.

Dania Katz serving a customer at Slow Food Maui's Taste Education event, at Ali'i Kula Lavender.

Yesterday’s Slow Food Maui Taste Education event at Ali’i Kula Lavender during their Family Fun Day was a great success.

We brought awareness to the differences between imported vs. locally grown or raised food, not just in terms of sustainability and the carbon footprint involved, but in the flavors you can only get from food that comes fresh from your local sources.

Kula Fields at the Slow Food Maui Taste Education event, at Ali'i Kula Lavender.

Kula Fields at the Slow Food Maui Taste Education event, at Ali'i Kula Lavender.

Becky Speere, corporate Chef at the Maui Cattle Company, outdid herself with some wonderful burgers that were part of a tasting plate with locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Also on hand were Susan Campbell, Dania Katz and Roxanne Tiffin.

Tasting plate with Maui Cattle Co. burgers and locally grown fruits and vegetables at the Slow Food Maui Taste Education event, at Ali'i Kula Lavender.

Tasting plate with Maui Cattle Co. burgers and locally grown fruits and vegetables at the Slow Food Maui Taste Education event, at Ali'i Kula Lavender.

We sold 30 plates at $5.00 each, had $12.00 in donations and signed up 12 people. We also have 2 mew members who want to be involved. In addition, O’o Farm offered to host Slow Food Maui at our next event.

It’s likely that Taste Education will become a signature event for Slow Food Maui.

4 Comments

  1. sundya ramachandran
    July 11, 2010

    SO glad to hear that the event yesterday was a huge success!! Unfortunately, we were not able to attend, as we would have become members. We are also very much interested in being involved. Please let me know how we can do this…
    thank you :)
    sundya & gary

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    • Dania
      July 12, 2010

      Mahalo Sundya and Gary for your comment. Please go to our website http://www.slowfoodmaui.org and send us your contact information and we will add you to our list of like minded committed folks. We appreciate your interest and look forward to working side by side at our next event.

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  2. Joel
    July 11, 2010

    Great event. The local food comparison was a great idea. The plate was a great value too and delicious. I hope you can do more and spread the word to expand local diverse agriculture.

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    • Dania
      July 12, 2010

      Mahalo Joel for your comments. It was a great event and glad so many people agreed!

      Reply

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