KAANAPALI - The public is invited to a free Grown on Maui Farmers' Market at Whalers Village Fine Shops & Restaurants on Aug. 31 from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m., as part of the "Kaanapali Fresh" 2013 series of fine food events.
The Kaanapali Beach Resort Association (KBRA), Maui County Farm Bureau and Whalers Village come together to present this West Maui market.
"Fresh, local and flavorful matter," said Shelley Kekuna, KBRA executive director. "We urge the community to join us for this and other events in the 'Kaanapali Fresh' series."
Whalers Village will host a free Grown on Maui Farmers’ Market on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Showcasing Grown on Maui agricultural products, the market is produced in cooperation with the Maui County Farm Bureau.
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.
This 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 Kaanapali 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."
Chefs from Hula Grill and Leilani's on the Beach will feature farm-fresh breakfast items. Farm participants will include Aina Haumana, Ali'i Kula Lavender, B. Otani Farm, J. Shishido Farm, Hana Fresh, Hana Herbs & Flowers, Hawaii Agritourism Association, Ho'opono Farm, Kula Fields, Maui County Farm Bureau, Napili Aqua Flo, Kula Country Farms, Maui Gold Pineapple Company, Maui Flower Growers Association, Maui Coffee Association, Neighborhood Farm, ONO Organic Farm, Syl's Produce, SimpliFresh, and Traje Farm.
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 "Kaanapali Fresh" events and information on tickets, visit www.kaanapalifresh.com.