Expo brings food folks together

(First photo) Monica Miller of Kumu Farms hands two loaves of bread to customer Betty Schneider during Wednesday’s Supply and Service Expo presented by the Maui Food Technology Center at the Hannibal Tavares Community Center in Pukalani. The event focused on connecting students, food producers and farmers through the practice of food science, while also expanding Hawaii’s food industry.

Organizers said the event drew more than 50 exhibitors and 400 participants.

(Second photo) Marta Greenleaf of Greenleaf Farms speaks with Frank Parada of Donut Dynamite on Wednesday. Parada said he was researching ways to incorporate more locally grown ingredients in his products.