What a glorious celebration Ka’anapali Fresh Festival is of the relationship between Maui farmers, fishermen, ranchers and chefs. For three days the agriculture, seafood and ranching community ( there are 800 farms on Maui) is brought to the forefront as talented island chefs create an abundance of flavorful, fresh pupu, dishes, deserts and drinks at Ka’anapali Beach Resort.
The mission is simple; to ensure the viability and future of Maui’s farms and ranches. Preservation of the lifestyle is also key. Who in Hawaii and many parts of the world has not heard about the famous Hawaiian cowboys; the “Paniolo?” In Maui they are usually based in the Paniolo town of Makawao on the slopes of Haleakala crater.
The rich volcanic soils of Haleakala are the perfect place to grow, nurture and bloom. The famous Kula strawberries grow year round preferring the cool evenings and dryer elevations. […]