New to Maui

 Whether you are visiting, a fledgling resident, or new to the environmental scene here, there are countless ways to explore and participate in the island’s sustainability movement.

Food

For the best of Maui Foodie Events from Maui Time go to: http://www.mauitime.com/CalendarCategory-all-pc15612.113117_MAUI_FOODIE_EVENTS.html

One of the most convenient ways to buy fresh, local food directly from farmers is through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). With a paid share (membership) of a farmer’s harvest, you receive a box consisting usually of produce though some include meat, dairy, bread, added value products, etc. Boxes typically are picked up weekly or twice a month. It’s also a great way to get to know the farmer you’re buying from when picking up the box. Below is a list of available CSA’s for tourists and residents, alike.

http://kulafieldsmaui.com/

Another means of visiting farms and supporting local farmers is agritourism. A growing trend on the island, it ranges from farmers allowing you to roam their grounds and gift shops, paid tours and tasting at individual farms, to charter buses making multiple stops. Below you can find some of Maui’s most popular offerings.

Ono Organic Farms; http://www.onofarms.com/tour.html; Located along the beautiful road to Hana, this farm offers 90 minute tours including a fruit and coffee tasting. $35 for adults, free for kids.

Surfing Goat Dairy; Down a backroad of Kula, this festive goat dairy farm hosts three types of tours. Enjoy a quick 15 minute “casual” tour of the grounds ($7 for kids, $10 for adults). With the “evening chores & milking tours,”  http://www.surfinggoatdairy.com/

Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm;  http://www.aklmaui.com/default.aspx

O’o Farm; This upcountry farm provides gourmet lunch tours consisting of pastries, a tour of the biodynamic crops, and lunch. $50 per person.  http://www.oofarm.com/

 

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