The public is invited to a free Grown on Maui Farmers Market at Whalers Village Fine Shops & Restaurants in Ka'anapali Resort from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
Presented by Ka'anapali Beach Resort Association in cooperation with the Maui County Farm Bureau and Whalers Village, the community has a opportunity to meet farmers, food producers and chefs.
"It's important to present this market," said Shelley Kekuna, executive director, Ka'anapali Beach Resort Association. "As the local food movement grows nationwide, our farmers market grows too."
The Grown on Maui Farmers Market takes place quarterly at Whalers Village Fine Shops & Restaurants in Ka‘anapali Resort.
The market features West Maui farms including Ho'opono Farm, SimpliFresh, NapiliFlo, The Neighborhood Farm and MauiGrown Coffee as well as farms from Hana, Kula, Haiku and Waikapu.
While the market is quarterly, residents and visitors have an opportunity to learn about buying local everyday with produce box delivery services offered by participating vendors such as Kula Fields.
All products offered for sale at the market are grown on Maui. Local farmers, food producers and chefs will demonstrate uses for their wares and answer questions. The market brings together the resort and agricultural communities and highlights the important role both play in Maui's economy,
"Home to over 800 farms, Maui grows a stunning variety of nutritious, flavorful foods, plants and flowers," said Warren K. Watanabe, executive director of the Maui County Farm Bureau. "With its multiple climates, Maui can grow foods year-round, and just about any crop. We encourage the community to come to the market to meet the farmers who grow the food for Maui's restaurants and grocery stores."
Whalers Village extends free parking from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m., with validation obtained at the market.