You know how there certain things that go on all the time where you live, but somehow you never get there? That was us with the Maui Ag Festival, now in its seventh year. We went yesterday because Mike was working a booth there. He is enrolled in the UH Master Gardener program, and was signing people up for the program and selling seeds. (It was also a nice way to run into old friends.)
The event is all about farm to table produce, slow food, flowers, fruits and vegetables. But the main gig is really the “Grand Taste”, a chef’s tasting where twelve of Maui’s top farmers are paired with twelve of Maui’s hottest chefs…then tickets are sold to sample the goods. $35 was a little rich for our blood, plus it was so hot I had sweat running down my neck, and food was about the last thing on my mind. (The heat beat pouring rain, though, which would have been the most likely alternative lately).
There was a centerstage with entertainment, and lots of food trucks for those looking for more reasonable fare.
This is all held at Maui Tropical Plantation http://www.mauitropicalplantation.com/#welcome and they are doing their part with an old-fashioned windmill for energy
Next time you’re on Maui, if you’re looking for a fun day out with your family, check to see if it’s Ag Fest weekend.
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