This Saturday is the annual Maui County Agricultural Festival at the Maui Tropical Plantation. What do you mean, agriculture isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Maui? You're probably not the only one.
Nonetheless, we do have a lot of agriculture here on our island. Probably the most noticeable farming is the sugar cane fields along the highway. But don't forget all the fruit and vegetables that are grown locally (check out the farmer's markets and swap meet) and the coffee plantations...
This event is being held this Saturday April 4th between 9am-4pm. Admission is $3/adult, children (18 and under are free). There is a keiki (kids) area, petting zoo, live music, food alley, farmer's market, informational tents etc.
There is also the annual 'Grand Taste 2015: A bite of Maui' event. Twelve of Maui's top chefs pair with twelve local farmers to create dishes. For $30 you can sample it all (purchase tickets online or, subject to availability, at the event for $40)! One of these days I'm going to try that.
Labels: animals, farmers market, Hawaiian food, kids, Maui to-do, restaurants