11th Annual Maui County Ag Festival

Maui County Ag Festival
11th Annual Maui County Ag Festival

The 11th Annual Maui County Agricultural Festival, Maui’s prime event to raise awareness about Maui ag while invigorating Maui ag, will take place on Sat., April 7th, 2018. The entire industry, its allies, and supporters come together on the lū‘au grounds of Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapū to share what each group does for the collective good of agriculture in the County, and to showcase ag’s vital role in the economy, environment, and lifestyle of Maui.

Maui Ag Fest 2013

Sat., April 7, 2018
9 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
At Maui Tropical Plantation (map below)
Admission $5 at door or included with other ticket sales.

For more info visit Maui County Ag Fest

 

Family Fun!

Hosted by Maui County Farm Bureau (MCFB) in partnership with County of Maui’s Office of Economic Development, generous sponsors and industry allies, here is the opportunity to learn about agricultural issues and their impact on our day-to-day lives.

 

Event hours are 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; admission is $5 for adults (kupuna 65 and over free and keiki under 18 free as well). Free parking.

Maui County Ag FestivalFamilies won’t want to miss this year’s “Maui Legacy Pancake Breakfast” from 8 am – 11 am. It’s bingo, a raffle and time to honor Maui farmers who have contributed greatly to Maui’s agricultural industry.

One of the big highlights this year is the expanded “Keiki Zone” complete with bouncers, farm games, livestock exhibit, pony and horse rides and family-friendly food. Entertainment stage with an awesome lineup and great giveaways throughout the day.

And Much More!
More hands on activities found in flower tent. The general public is invited to make fresh flower lei.

Farmers Market
It’s good to know who grows our food. The market also shows the importance to ag of value-added products such as taro chips, pickles, and teriyaki beef: They stretch the season, absorb surplus, and provide extra farming revenue. Also check out MauiWine and Maui Gold tent and Maui Coffee Association. Both demonstrate the process of growing an agricultural product and producing a value-added product.

 

Maui Ag Fest 2014

Food Booths
Humble crops transform into satisfying meals when carefully prepared. Sample the best of all natural beef – hamburgers, poke bowls and smoked meat, Fork to Salad, Roselani Ice Cream, Shaka Pops and local favorites chow fun and smoked meat and 100 % Maui beef burgers and fries. Look for Maui Fresh Streatery and Three’s Bar & Grill Food Truck.

 

Maui Ag Fest 2014

Maui County Ag FestivalKeiki Zone
Kids learn about ranching and food production while at play. Join us for barnyard games favored by children around the world and learn about livestock. Horseback and pony rides, bouncers and Livestock Exhibit throughout the day. Keiki entertainment stage with live musical performances, magic show and more.

Center Stage
Music, taiko drummers and much more from 9 am – 4:30 pm.

Farm Visits
Maui Tropical Plantation offers Tram Rides.

Grand Taste
Maui’s famed regional cuisine is based on locally grown produce: Meet local chefs and farmers who are creating menus that matter. Fees apply. NEW time from 2:30 pm – 4;30 pm. Purchased tickets online in advance $30 at the event $40.  (More Info)

Maui Legacy Farmer’s Pancake Breakfast
Tickets on sale for “Legacy Farmers’ Pancake Breakfast” $10 adults / $6 for seniors (kupuna), $6 for children age 5 to 12. (More Info)

Maui Chef’s Collaboration Dinner
Maui Chefs’ Collaboration Dinner limited to 21 years and older $75 per person/$600 table of eight.

 

 

Mark your calendar!

Maui County Agricultural Festival Dates:  
Saturday, April 07, 2018

Maui Ag Fest 2014

Festival Highlights
Farm Animals: Animals that aid in farm management and provide food are on site.

Grown on Maui: Visit the farmers market and meet the farmers who grow your food.

Food Booths: From farm to table, sample hot dishes, cold ice cream, have lunch.

Keiki Activities: Kids learn when at play. Barnyard games and farm activities.

Wellness/Health: Demonstrations and info on fixing nutritious meals with fresh foods.

Contests: Share your Grown-on-Maui recipes and find out how they compare.

Composting: Learn how to make compost with kitchen scraps and garden waste.

 

Bugs up Close: The Good, Bad and the Ugly
Landscaping: Kaahumanu/Wahinepio Avenues” and “Landscaping Q/A.”
Taste Test and Ranking of new kalo hybrids
Ag Business Succession
Water Testing for FSMA and GAP
Pre- and Probiotics and Poi Drink Sampling

Soil Nutrient Management
Differences between grain-finished and grass-finished beef

Maui County Ag FestivalMaster Gardner Program booth will have:

UH Seeds and Maui Master Gardener Apiary Honey for sale
Maui Master Gardener Help Desk providing answers to your gardening questions and offering research-based information.
Information regarding our Maui Master Gardener Program and Training
Information on Fruit Flies and our monthly fruit fly class.

Maui County Ag Festival – Support Continues to Grow
Maui County Agriculture Festival celebrates its 11th anniversary in 2018. Designed to raise awareness and educate the community about Maui’s agriculture industry while offering farmers, ranchers and “Friends of Agriculture” a market to sell their products and produce and to interact with the general public, AgFest is Maui’s largest agricultural event.
 
So Much to Do!
AgFest is a fun, family-friendly, food-enthusists affair presented on the first Saturday in April reduce the disconnect between Maui agriculture and Maui residents through educational displays, interaction with Maui’s farmers and ranchers, cooking demonstrations, and hands-on, interactive displays.
 
More and more, people seek Grown on Maui when they shop and dine on island. However, Maui ag would like the general public to have a better understanding of the important needs required to have a productive and thriving agriculture industry on Maui. We welcome your support.
Join us at Maui County Farm Bureau.
Learn more about our annual programs including AgFest, Agriculture in the Classroom, Growing Future Farmers and Grown on Maui.

Maui County Ag Festival

 

 

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The Ultimate Maui Farmers Market Guide

The Ultimate Maui Farmers Market Guide
The Ultimate Maui Farmers Market Guide

We’ve put together The Ultimate Maui Farmers Market Guide. Your island guide and a map of Maui Farmers Markets to help you find the freshest, locally grown fruits and vegetables while visiting Maui.

 

 

Knowing how to shop like a local will enable you to cook the best island fresh meals made from locally grown and organic produce. And you’ll be supporting the local community and eating the freshest island grown ingredients! Maui is blessed with a year round growing climate and though some fruits and veggies do have seasons, you’ll always find something unique and exciting to try!

One of the reasons our guests stay at a fully equipped condo is to enjoy a few meals in. Our condo is just steps to the two gas BBQ grills available and we’ve just installed a brand new 5-burner gas cooking range and offer every imaginable kitchen gadget to prepare your island style meals.

All Farmers Markets are also listed on our Maui Events Calendar should you wish to see Farmers Markets listed by a particular day of the week.

Download your printable take-along copy of The Ultimate Maui Farmers Market Map here!

Farmers Markets of Kihei (South Side)

Lipoa Street Farmers Market

This little market has some great vendors but it’s still on the small side. Even still, you’ll find a nice variety of goodies.

Days: Saturdays

Times: 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Location: 95 E. Lipoa Street, Kihei, HI 96753

More Info

 

Farmers Market Maui

Located on the north side of Kihei near Sugar Beach. This is an ongoing market open most days and serving up lots of local style fresh produce, baked items, hummus, cheese and more. Most days you can buy a cold, fresh coconut, opened with a machete to order and sip right out of a straw! Best stuff ever! One item not to miss from this and the Lahaina sister farmers market is the Lilikoi Cream Cheese. Lilikoi is passion fruit and supposedly this is the best on the island. Try it on a bagel, fresh banana bread or homemade French Toast!

Days: Monday-Fridays

Times: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: 61 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI 96753

More Info

The Ultimate Maui Farmer's Market Guide

Farmers Market by the Church/Iglesia (aka Rowena’s)

Days: Wednesdays & Saturdays

Times: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: 1794 S Kihei Rd. Kihei, HI 96753

Contact: 808.572.9697

More Info & Yelp link

 

Yee’s Orchard

While you won’t find everything you might find at another Farmers Market, you will find the most diverse selection of fruit at Yee’s Orchard. Yee’s has been selling and growing their own varieties of fruit for over 60 years. Their mango selection can’t be beat! They get my vote for most delicious!

Days: Most days, closed Mondays & Fridays

Times: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: 1165 S Kihei Rd., Kihei, HI 96753

More Info

 

Farmers Markets in Central & North Maui

Kahului/Wailuku area

Queen Ka’ahumanu Center Farmers Market

The center courtyard of this central Maui mall is transformed into a local-style farmers market three days a week. You’ll find an array of locally grown fruits and veggies as well as other farmers market fare. You can also find more information about this farmers market on our Events Calendar

Days: Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

Times: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: Queen Ka’ahumanu Center 275 West Ka’ahumanu Avenue Kahului, HI 96732

More Info

 

Maui Swap Meet

This is the quintessential outdoor Maui market. You’ll find everything here from craft goods to t-shirts to souvenirs and more. Along the back row of vendors you’ll find tons of locally grown food. This is a great market and so much more than a ‘swap meet’. Check out our listing on our Events Calendar

Days: Saturdays

Times: 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location: 310 Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului, HI 96732

Entrance fee is $0.50, a total bargain!

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Lanakila Club Market

I haven’t tried this market yet but will soon. From their website they offer the following description; “Packed with energy and freshness – Hale Ku’ai is a training program that prepares members for employment in the retail of food items and produce. Most of the produce is marketed on the day it is delivered; and priced to be affordable to those who would not normally purchase fresh produce. The Open Market is intended to promote wellness. Come check us out…there is something for everyone.”

Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays

Times: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location: 1977 Main Street Wailuku, Hawaii 96793

More Info

 

Kumu FarmsThe Ultimate Maui Farmer's Market Guide

This small store sells a wide variety of local fresh fruits and veggies at reasonable prices.

Days: Most days, Closed Mondays

Times: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: 1670 Honoapiilani Hwy., Wailuku, HI 96793

More Info

 

 

 

La’akea Farm Stand

This is another market I’ve not yet tried. From their website; “Our Country store vends locally grown organic produce and hand made gifts to the public providing meaningful work for our participants as it creates social integration within the greater Maui community.

The Country Store offers a bounty of fruits and vegetable to the participants, staff, and the local community.”

Days: Tuesday – Saturday

Times: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: 639 Baldwin Ave, Paia, HI 96779

More Info

 

Farmers Markets on the West Side

Napili Farmers Market

From their website; “The Napili Farmers Market offers fresh Maui-grown produce, as well as locally-made, unique products, such as Hawaiian honey, fresh juices, cultured macadamia nut spreads and dressing, along with handmade jewelry, artisan crafted organic kombucha, baked goodies, vegan sushi, hair clips, popsicles, cold pressed juices, essential oils, organic and naturally leavened bread, massage and live Hawaiian music!”

Days: Wednesdays & Saturdays

Times: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Location: 4900 Honoapiilani Hwy, Lahaina, HI 96761

 

 
 

Farmers Market & Deli Maui (Lahaina)

Days: Outdoor Market open Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Times: 7 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Deli/Store Open 7 days

Times: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Location: 3636 Lower Honoapi’ilani Rd Lahaina, HI 96761

More Info

 

Oluwalu Open Air Market & Juice Stand

Nice stop on the way to Lahaina or after a morning of snorkeling at Mile Marker 14 (Oluwalu). Lots of fresh tropical fruit, cold coconut water, smoothies and more.

Days: 7 days

Times: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Location: 820 Oluwalu Village Rd, Lahaina, HI 96761

More Info

The Ultimate Maui Farmer's Market Guide

 
Upcountry Farmers Markets

Upcountry Farmers Market

From the website; “What you will find at our market:“-Fresh locally grown organic produce -Coconut -Macadamia Nuts -Fresh Caught Fish -Tropical Flowers, Plants, & Trees -Maui Grown Coffee -Lilikoi Butter -Raw and Vegan prepared foods -Exotic prepared foods -Thai and Indian, Many new offerings weekly”

Days: Saturday (rain or shine)

Times: 7 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Location: 55 Kiopaa Street (Kulamalu Town Center), Pukalani, HI 96768

More Info

 

Maui Nui Farms Farmers Market

“Maui Nui Farm is a 40 acre farm in Kula, Maui on the slopes of Haleakala. The farm grows such crops as lettuce, zucchini, squash, brocolli, bok choy, bananas, papayas, strawberries, gold potatoes, avocadoes, and also flowers such as protea, tuberroses, gardenias, haliconia, water lilies, and orchids. There is always a selection of fresh produce available.

Days: Thursday-Sunday

Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: 151 Pulehunui Rd, Kula, HI 96790

More Info

The Ultimate Maui Farmer's Market Guide

 

Kula Country Farms

From their website;“Kula Country Farm Stand is a happy place where our community and visitors alike to the island of Maui may enjoy one of the best views on the island, a little bit of conversation, and some of the freshest produce that will keep everyone coming back again and again. Famous for our Annual Fall Pumpkin Patch and our fresh strawberries picked daily and sold all year long, Kula Country Farm stand offers fruits and vegetables that are only locally grown and harvested fresh then stocked on the shelves daily.”

Days: Monday – Saturdays (Closed Sunday)

Times: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Saturdays 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

Location: 6240 Kula Highway, Kula, HI 96790

More Info

The Ultimate Maui Farmer's Market Guide

 

East Side & Hana Farmers Markets

Hana Farms

From their website; “Hana Farms is located on the lush north eastern coast of Maui, Hawaii, on the famous Hana Highway. We grow a large variety of exotic tropical fruits and spices and produce a variety of products made exclusively of local ingredients. We have developed a large local network of small suppliers all growing, harvesting, and processing fruit in our isolated tropical paradise. Our goal is to encourage and support our local agricultural entrepreneurs and the local economy by marketing and exporting locally grown and produced products.”

They are also quite famous for their 6 varieties of Banana Bread.

Days: 7 Days

Times: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Location: 2910 Hana Hwy, Hana, HI 96713

More Info

 

Hana Fresh Farm Stand
From their website; “Freshly picked, certified organic vegetables and fruits from Hāna Fresh Farm are sold at the Farm Stand and are incorporated into our menus. Relax and enjoy your meal in the Farm Stand’s shady picnic area or take it with you to your own special spot.

Your purchases from the Farm Stand support the health and wellness of the Hāna community.”

Days: Monday – Friday (Closed Weekends)

Times: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Location: 4590 Hāna Highway, Hana, HI 96713

More Info

 

Twin Falls Farm Stand

Roadside stand offering refreshments and island grown fruits and more to ‘The Road To Hana’ travelers.

Days: 7 Days

Times: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: 6300 Hana Hwy Haiku, HI 96708

More Info

 

ONO Organic Farms

From their website; “ONO Organic Farms of Maui, Hawaii is a family-owned and operated, certified organic, hand-picked, tropical fruit, coffee and cacao farm located along the world-famous “Road to Hana”, on the southeastern slopes of Haleakala volcano, on the Hawaiian island of Maui.”

Days: 7 Days

Times: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Location: At their roadside market next to the gas station in Hana town.

(tours also available at their farm)

More Info

 

All Farmers Markets are also listed on our Maui Events Calendar should you wish to see Farmers Markets listed by a particular day of the week.

 

Looking for more Maui vacation ideas? Lots of things to see and do,

come on over and visit our Local Maui Guide or Maui Events Calendar!

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