Ka’anapali Fresh Festival 2014

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. […]

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Kō at The Fairmont Kea Lani Gives You a Taste of Maui’s History

Sugar cane is still being grown on Maui, but it is rather extraordinary to think that now you can dine poolside at Kō under the stars at this fine restaurant enjoying the flavors of meals prepared by those who tended the land not very far from here, over a hundred years ago?

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