Mauiʻs famed regional cuisine is based on locally grown produce. Meet this yearʻs featured farmers and ranchers and Mauiʻs top locavore chefs who are creating menus that matter at the Grand Taste Education, a festival highlight at the annual Maui County Agricultural Festival.
The Grand Taste Education allows attendees an opportunity to enjoy tastings served at 12 featured farmer and rancher stations and to talk story with the farmers, ranchers and chefs. Attendees may also check out presentations centered around growing and preparing locally sourced fruits, vegetables and proteins at the Taste Education stage.
Advance tickets are available through March 30 at http://www.mauicountyfarmbureau.org/merchandise_tickets.shtml Tickets cost: $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. After March 30, tickets will cost $30 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under. *Ticket price allows attendees one tasting from each of the 12 stations. Attendees may enjoy presentations at the Taste Education stage throughout the day from 11 am – 4 pm.
The Grand Taste Education will be presented in two sessions:
• Session one from 11 am – 1 pm
• Session two from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
The Grand Taste Education is presented in partnership with Slow Food Maui. Slow Food Maui members will be on hand to provide information and assist attendees, farmers, ranchers, and chefs.
Maui County Agricultural Festival is held annually on the first Saturday in April. The annual Ag Festival celebrates agriculture’s vital role in the economy, environment, and lifestyle of Maui. Held on the lū‘au grounds of Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapū and in its fourth year, Maui’s prime event to raise awareness about local agriculture on Maui invites Maui to talk story with the people who grow our food and their industry allies, to discover what agriculture means to our communities and ‘āina, to taste fresh flavors, have fun. Hosted by Maui County Farm Bureau in partnership with Office of Economic Development, supported by generous sponsors, the festival provides the one-stop experience of the wondrous impact of agriculture in day-to-day life. For more information or to become a vendor or sponsor visit www.mauicountyfarmbureau.org
For more information contact, festival organizers at 808-243-2290.
*Announcement of farmers, ranchers and chefs scheduled February 22nd.