Whole Foods Market Kahului, Slow Food Maui and Maui Culinary Academy come together to present “World Fair Trade Day Taste Education”, a workshop on May 9, from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm in the Pāʻina Building at the UH-Maui Campus. The Maui event is part of a two-week program called “World Trade Refresh in May” which is organized by a group of World Trade vendors who initiated the program to recognize World Fair Trade Day.
Maui is invited to learn about the mission and goals of Fair Trade, familiarize themselves with Fair Trade products and taste samples of food made with Fair Trade products like Dr. Bronner’s Magic, Maggie’s Organics, Alter Eco, Equal Exchange, Guayaki Yerba Mate and Alaffia. Register online at slowfoodmaui.org. Cost $15 per person. Children six and under are free.
Attendees will receive a free gift bag with Dr. Bronner’s, Alaffia, Equal Exchange, Guayaki product samples, DVD of Fair Trade For A Better World, consumer sweepstake postcards, T-shirts, and stickers. The Maui workshop will be supported nationally with a Whole Story blog to promote a “Fair Trade Adventure” giveaway trip to Sri Lanka on May 12, social media outreach and vendor products featured on the Whole Foods Market website products page.
Maui Culinary Academy student Leann Krickler will lead the Maui Culinary Academy cooking demonstrations. She will prepare Black Quinoa Cakes w/ Spinach & Feta and Coral Rice soup w/ Asparagus, Pancetta & Black Pepper. Whole Foods Market chef will prepare and demonstrate two dishes including Coconut Rice Pudding w/Thai White Jasmine Rice and one vegan dish.
Date: Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 (Always Held on the last Wednesday of each month. Mark your calendars!)
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Place: Maui Culinary Academy, UH Maui College, Pa’ina Building, 310 W. Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului, Maui, Hawai‘i