Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Maui Farmers United One Year Anniversary Spring Equinox Meeting

Maui Farmers United One Year Anniversary Spring Equinox Meeting
Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 6 - 9:00pm

Pukalani, Tavares Center Pool Room

Localvore Potluck, Produce & Seed Swap:
Bring your home/farm grown produce for display.... then swap produce, seeds, cuttings and starts at the end of the meeting!
Enter our Food Contest to win Prizes !!!
There will be Health Food Store Gift Cards (Totaling $180) Mahalo, Hawaiian Moons, Down to Earth and Whole Foods!
1yr. subscription to Edible Hawaiian Islands Magazine (Value $52) Mahalo Dania Katz
Enter your Best Dish, using local grown produce, and/or meat as part of the dish.
Contest Details! Those entering need to register first either by pre-registering with Irene before the 21st, 357-3877 or show up by 5:45 pm. on the 22nd with your dish along with your written recipe.
Judging will begin at 6:15 sharp! One Dish entry per person. Two local Chefs will judge dishes on a point system. 1-10 pts for presentation, 1-10 pts for flavor, and 1-10 pts for creative use of local grown ingredients, for a total of 30 potential pts. Gift Cards and other prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners. Judging will be completed by 6:30 pm.

$1 raffle tickets can win you one of two baskets (value $30 each) of local fruits. Mahalo Mana Foods!
Doors Open to public 6 pm
6:30pm - 7:00 - Farmers Feast "It's all about the food"
All are welcome & encouraged to participate in this festive meal of good will
Be Creative its your event!!!
Grow, prepare and share a local grown dish, if you can't bring anything to share to eat, then either donate $5, or come early and set up or stay after to clean up.
This is a trash free event,
please bring your traveling cup, plate and fork!
7:00-8:30 - General Meeting
8:30-9:00 - Open Dialogue "Talk Story"
Meeting Schedule:
7:00-7:05 - Welcome, Opening- Bill Greenleaf Marta Greenleaf <gleafs@hawaiiantel.net>
7:05-7:15 - Haiku El. School Garden- Lehn Huff & Student MSGN@hawaii.rr.com
7:15-7:25 - Chef's Corner - Justin Pardo Market Fresh Bistro, marketfreshbistro@gmail.com
7:25-7:30 - Produce Scoop- Ryan Eareheart-Mana Foods Produce Manager, vegihead@hotmail.com
7:30-7:35 - Food Contest Awards-
Irene iplunkett@msn.com & Marta Marta Greenleaf gleafs@hawaiiantel.net
7:35-7:45 - Steve Rose- Product Labeling/Marketing (Lipoa Market) mauirose1@mac.com
7:45-8:00 - Harriette Witt- Origin of Agricultural Wisdom (Maui Astrologer)harriet@passengerplanet.com
8:00-8:05 - Wayne Axelson- HFU Update Just Back from the National Convention waxelson@mac.com
8:05-8:15 - Vincent Mina- IMO (Indigenous Micro-Organism) Workshop Schedule April 29, 30 maaevents@hawaii.rr.com
8:15-8:30 -
Body & Soil Conference Video Short- Jerry Brunetti Plant Secondary Metabolites www.mauigrown.com

8:30 - 9:00 Talk Story/Network - Pau!
Meeting Organizers:
Jim Hall
Bill & Marta Greenleaf
Wayne & Lynn Axelson
Vincent & Irene Mina