Slow Food Maui is hosting a kick-ass fundraiser this Saturday grilling local beef and salmon at Whole Food Market Kahului. Then in July get the whole family together for a weekend trip to Alii Lavender Farms where they will be hosting a sampling of more great food and its totally kid friendly.
Slow Food Maui Presents Taste Education at Family Fun Day at Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm (@aklmaui)
Ever wonder if locally grown lettuce taste fresher or if it’s more flavorful than lettuce imported to Maui? Do varieties of tomatoes taste different? Have you ever had grass-fed, all natural Maui beef? Well, now is the time to learn more about the food you eat and the sheer pleasure found in food Grown on Maui. Join representatives from Slow Food Maui for Taste Education – a tasting event that will allow you to enjoy and learn about food locally grown on Maui. Cost $5.00 for adults and children 10 and older to sample, one time each, from four taste stations. The taste stations are varieties of tomatoes, beef, lettuces, and jams & jellies. All offered at the Family Fun Day at Alii Kula Lavender on Saturday, July 10 from 9a-2pm. Call 808-878-3004 or email [email protected] for directions.
What is Slow Food: Slow Food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment. In the United States, members of Slow Food USA’s 200 conviviums celebrate the amazing bounty of food that is available and work to strengthen the connection between the food on our plates and the health of our planet. Our members are involved in activities such as:
* Raising public awareness, improving access and encouraging the enjoyment of foods that are local, seasonal and sustainably grown
* Caring for the land and protecting biodiversity for today’s communities and future generations
* Performing educational outreach within their communities and working with children in schools and through public programs
* Identifying, promoting and protecting fruits, vegetables, grains, animal breeds, wild foods and cooking traditions at risk of disappearance
* Advocating for farmers and artisans who grow, produce, market, prepare and serve wholesome food
* Promoting the celebration of food as a cornerstone of pleasure, culture and community
About Slow Food Maui: Slow Food Maui aligns with Slow Food USA to support locally grown food and cultural diversity and culinary practices for health, island food security and pleasure. Slow Food Maui is a local convivium (or chapter) of the international Slow Food movement. A convivium is a tool for implementing the Slow Food mission on a local level and therefore the grassroots expression of the movement. Slow Food Maui engages the local community in supporting and promoting local, sustainable food and food traditions and advocating for good, clean and fair food for all people. Slow Food is a nonprofit organization with public and charitable purposes. It is not organized for the private gain of any person. Slow Food Maui Convivium includes Susan Campbell, chair; Jana McMahon, vice chair; Dania Katz, secretary; Charlene Kaʻuhane, treasurer; Becky Speere, membership; and core members – Chris Speere, Tova Callender, Todd Wilson, Roxanne Tiffin and Shannon Wianecki. To become a member email [email protected]