One of the highlights of Kaanapali Fresh weekend, is the Grown on Maui Farmers Market held Saturday morning oceanfront at Whalers Village. The popularity of the market has everything to do with freshness, and there’s no reason to wait until next year to do it again when we’ve got a bounty of island produce to share!
Join us November 16 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for the freshest farmers market under the Maui sun, on the beaches of Kaanapali Resort.
Just tumble out of your hotel room and wake up to fragrant Maui coffee, fresh papaya harvested just hours before you eat it, and colorful displays of Upcountry flowers. Meet the farmers, fishermen and ranchers that make our island a viable, sustainable agricultural mecca. Many of them have been growing food, fishing or ranching for generations.
You’ll have an opportunity to try exotics such as dragon fruit, breadfruit, native taro and more. There are also plenty of familiar and locally grown pineapple, strawberries, greens, vegetables and other staples.
Ever wondered what sugar cane tastes like? Have a sample. Did you know Maui is home to more than 40 coffee farms? Come early for a hot cup of Maui’s finest. Do you love chocolate? You won’t want to miss a special appearance by Melanie Boudar, chocolatier and cacao farmer. (Her companies are Sweet Paradise Chocolates and Manawai Farm). Toss a Grown on Maui salad together for a beach picnic with a burst of flavor and nutrition.
There are also many products made from Maui’s local harvest – some for cooking, some for pampering. Learn about them and take some home for yourself and others.
Home to over 800 farms, Maui grows a stunning variety of nutritious, flavorful foods. With its multiple climates, it can grow foods year-round, and just about any crop. Look for the Grown on Maui seal when you shop for fresh foods and flowers. It’s fresh, and fresh matters!