Maui Comes Together at Annual Ag Festival

Posted on Mar 23, 2012 in Events, Featured | No Comments
Maui Comes Together at Annual Ag Festival

Maui County Ag Festival Grown on Maui Farmerʻs Market

On April 7, 2012, the annual Maui County Agricultural Festival (MCAF) celebrates once again agriculture’s vital role in the economy, environment, and lifestyle of Maui. In its fifth 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, discover what agriculture means to our communities and ‘āina, taste fresh flavors, and have fun. Taking place on the lū‘au grounds of Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapū, the festival will be larger than ever with more than 7,500 people.

 

Festival Highlights
Ag in the Classroom: Meet Maui’s ag leaders and Maui’s next generation of farmers, ranchers and educators.
Grown on Maui: Visit Maui’s largest farmers market and meet the farmers who grow Maui ag.
Grand Taste Education: Presented in partnership with Slow Food Maui, Taste what our chefs and farmers cook, then listen to the judges’ thoughts.
Education: From careers in ag to hands-on gardening, our ag allies provide answers.
Entertainment: Join Alakaʻi Paleka, Emcee, for a grand celebration of culture and music of Maui. Flowers: Make your own flower arrangement and watch Maui’s pro- fessional flower designers compete in the first annual “Floral Design- ers Competition”.
Keiki Zone: Kids learn when engaged in barnyard games and farm activities. Horseback and tram rides, face painting and Maui’s Grand Easter Egg Hunt! Livestock: Animals that aid in farm management and provide food are on site.
Localicious, Eat Maui: From farm to table, sample hot dishes, fresh salads, cold ice cream, and more.
Nutrition: For keiki, here’s the place to learn about fixing nutritious meals.
Victory Farm: A live farm to learn about Maui’s crops.

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