The public is invited to a free Grown on Maui Farmers' Market on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Whalers Village Fine Shops & Restaurants in Ka'anapali Beach Resort.
The market is part of the Ka'anapali Fresh 2013 series of fine food events. The West Maui market is a joint event presented by Ka'anapali Beach Resort Association in cooperation with the Maui County Farm Bureau and Whalers Village Fine Shops & Restaurants.
"Fresh, local and flavorful matter," said Shelley Kekuna, executive director of Ka'anapali Beach Resort Association. "We urge the community to join us for this and other events in the Ka'anapali Fresh series."
Whalers Village will be the site of a free Grown on Maui Farmers Market on Sat., Aug. 31, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. The event, which showcases Grown on Maui agricultural products, is part of the second annual Kā‘anapali Fresh culinary series.
Photo: Dave Horsman of Hoopono Farm and Chauncy and Teena Monden of Kula Country Farm
All products offered for sale at the market are "Grown on Maui." Local farmers, food producers and chefs will be on-hand to demonstrate uses for their wares and answer questions. The event brings together the resort and agricultural communities and highlights the important role both play in Maui's economy.
"We're proud to collaborate with Ka'anapali Beach Resort to present the Grown on Maui Market," said Warren Watanabe, executive director of the Maui County Farm Bureau. "The market is the best way to meet farmers, learn about Maui agriculture, and buy produce, flowers and value-added agricultural products."
Two market highlights include chefs from Hula Grill and Leilani's on the Beach with farm-fresh breakfast items featuring quality, flavor and freshness.
Whalers Village will offer free parking from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. with validation obtained at the market.
For a full schedule of Ka'anapali Fresh events and information on tickets, visit www.kaanapalifresh.com.