Mahalo to all who attended the World Fair Trade Day event on Wednesday, May 9th at the Maui Culinary Academy. A grand mahalo to Whole Foods Market for partnering with UH Maui Culinary Academy and Slow Food Maui to present the delightful presentation in celebration of tomorrow’s World Fair Trade Day, May 12th. For full details visit www.fairworldproject.org
The evening was a huge success with a turnout of approximately 25 people which also served as a fundraiser and membership drive for Slow Food Maui. We raised nearly $400 dollars as many donated an additional $15 dollars for a second Fair Trade Goody Bag provided by our World Fair Trade partners.
Each Fair Trade Goody Bag included:
- Yerba Mate Tea
- Dr. Bronner’s Coconut Oil
- Maggie’s Organic Socks
- Alter Eco Rainbow Quinoa
- Equal Exchange Organic Chocolate Caramel Crunch bar
- Alter Eco Mini Organic Dark Velvet Chocolate bar
Maui Culinary Academy student Leann Krickler prepared three dishes showcasing the Fair Trade products alongside fresh and local Grown on Maui ingredients. To start, Chef Leann served Coral Rice Soup with Asparagus, Pancetta & Black Pepper with Fair Trade Volcano Rice and local Anuhea Asparagus. In addition, she prepared Rainbow Quinoa Cakes with Spinach & Feta using Alter Eco Quinoa and local Shaka Moa Eggs, and Surfing Goat Dairy feta. And last but by no means least, Chef Leann provided a sweet Vegan No Bake Cookies using Dr. Bronner’s Coconut Oil and Fair Trade Cane Sugar.