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.
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.
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.