Ag Fest pancake breakfast to honor Legacy Farmers
WAIKAPU – The ninth annual Maui County Agricultural Festival kicks off on Saturday, April 2, with a festive pancake breakfast honoring three island farmers whose positive impact spans generations.
The Maui Legacy Farmers Pancake Breakfast will honor C. Pardee Erdman of Ulupalakua Ranch, David “Buddy” Nobriga of Maui Soda & Ice Works and Nobriga’s Cattle, and Hanako Hashimoto of Hashimoto Persimmon Farm.
“This is the first year we have named Legacy Farmers as part of Ag Festival,” said Warren Watanabe, executive director of the Maui County Farm Bureau. “These three individuals and their families have made huge contributions to agriculture on our island over the years. We are thrilled to have a chance to honor them in some small way for what they have done for us and for Maui Nui.”
This year’s festival will feature a full day of games and activities, crops and animals, education and talk story, all set against the lush backdrop of Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu. Hosted by Maui County Farm Bureau, the event provides a wonderful means of raising community awareness about local agriculture. The festival runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., but come early to the Maui Legacy Farmers Pancake Breakfast and your festival admission is free!
Tickets for the Maui Legacy Pancake Breakfast are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $5 for children ages five to 18. The breakfast, set for 8 to 9:30 a.m. in an open-air tent on the luau grounds, will feature a delicious buffet of pancakes with syrup, breakfast meat, eggs, fruits as well as juice and hot coffee. Breakfast entertainment includes bingo and a raffle, offering fantastic prizes. The grand prize for bingo is a “stay-cation” at Kaanapali Beach Hotel – two nights, double occupancy, and Sunday Brunch for two (black out dates apply). The grand prize for the raffle is a dinner for four at Roy’s Kaanapali. Other prizes are gift certificates to Maui’s top locavore restaurants, where the chefs are known as Maui’s top supporters of local agriculture. There will also be giveaways of Grown on Maui produce boxes.
In addition, the Grown on Maui Chefs Collaboration Dinner is set for Thursday, March 31, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Pa’ina Room at Maui Culinary Academy.
Tickets are $75 for adults (no minors) or $600 for a table of eight. Order tickets via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information, visit www.mauicountyfarmbureau.org/maui-county-agricultural-festival-2/.