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Duke’s donates funds to Hawaii Agricultural Foundation

By Staff | Oct 2, 2014

Darren Strand (left) of the Hawaii Agricultural Foundation receives the donation from Greg Gifford, head chef of Duke’s Beach House.

KAANAPALI – Duke’s Beach House recently presented the Hawaii Agricultural Foundation with a donation of $1,968 as part of the Localicious Maui program.

Localicious Maui was created to help support local agriculture by providing scholarships for students pursuing a degree in agriculture and grants to establish the next generation of farmers. A portion of the proceeds from the Farm Salad during the months of April, May and June were donated through the Duke’s Beach House Legacy of Aloha Program.

“Localicious Maui provides funding to the next generation of farmers,” said Duke’s Beach House Head Chef Greg Gifford. “Through the sale of our Farm Salad, we are able to support local farms as well as provide the freshest products for our guests.”

Throughout 2014, Duke’s Beach House will donate a portion of the proceeds on a featured salad, made with Maui grown produce, to Localicious Maui.

The featured salad will be denoted by the Growing Future Farmers logo on the menu. For more information, call 662-2900 or visit www.dukesmaui.com.

The Hawaii Agricultural Foundation is a nonprofit organization created to promote agriculture and farming. Founded in 2007, the mission of HAF is to support and sustain the state’s agricultural industry by addressing critical needs and services of farmers and the agricultural industry in Hawaii, and by connecting the farmers with the community.

This involves educational and outreach programs in the community, as well as direct marketing, technical, educational and in-field support for farmers.

For more information, call (808) 927-9749 or visit www.hawaiiagfoundation.org.