Ag festival seeks entries for recipe contest

Hawaii Food Products Recipe Contest organizers are currently seeking new, locally made food products that utilize Hawaii-grown and/or -made ingredients.

Sponsored by the Maui Food Technology Center, the contest will be held during next month’s Maui County Ag Festival at the Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu.

For an official contest entry form visit or call 948-6382. Send completed entry forms to or fax (888) 887-4495 no later than April 2.

Six servings of the product must be delivered between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. April 5 to the Grand Taste Education Tent at the Maui County Ag Festival.

Recipes will be judged on taste, appearance, commercial viability of recipe and the best use of Hawaii-grown and/or -made ingredients. The more local ingredients, the more points will be awarded.

Hawaii residents 18 years of age or older are eligible to enter.

Each entry form must include a list of ingredients in the recipe, specify the Hawaii ingredients and include a short story about the product.

Winners will receive assistance from MFTC consultants with nutritional label or food science services to help them take their product from idea to store shelves.

The first-place winner will receive consultation services valued at $1,500, second-place finisher will receive services valued at $500 and the third-place finisher will get services valued at $250.