It was an early start to a beautiful Saturday morning on along Kāʻanapali today, as guests awoke to the first ever Kāʻanapali Fresh “Grown on Maui Farmers Market”; a great opportunity to connect with some of the farms supporting the Maui community and the renowned Chefs of this event.
Local farmers from across the Maui Nui gathered at Whalers village shopping center to share their amazing culinary bounties. From farm fresh organic eggs, to young pohole fern shoots, Chefs and local farmers provided an island showcase, representing a remarkable spread of raw and prepared goods.
Leilani’s on the Beach, one of several signature restaurants in Whalers Village, was on hand and providing some great healthy start options of egg, spinach, and tomato breakfast burritos, green power smoothies, and house made granola bars.
Anuhea Farm came with crisp asparagus, raw and ready for tasting. Farmer Bill Mertens encouraged visitors to sample a spear and sold bundles by the pound. Ho’opono Farms featured green onions, spinach and more. Hana Fresh presented ½ pound baby English cucumbers, bok choy, lettuce and colorful tomatoes just to name a few. Brian Otani Farms brought broccoli crowns, green beans and kale. Maui Gold Pineapple Company with their fresh Maui pineapple tasters, a crowd pleaser. Upcountry Maui also being represented by the well known Alii Kula Lavender Farm with their full spread of most popular lavender infused products. Kula Fields was on hand with a variety of different items various various local farms.
Visitors highly enjoyed perusing the vast selection at the Kāʻanapali Fresh Farmers Market, as witnessed by the handfuls of passion fruit, pineapples, and apple bananas making their way back to neighboring resorts, surely to be shared with friends and Ohana alike.