Tickets are still available for the Taste of the Hawaiian Range gala 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Mana Christian Ohana hall behind Parker Ranch Center. Enjoy cuisine at 20 culinary stations featuring local, pasture-raised meats—beef, pork, goat and lamb—plus produce. Pre-sale tickets are $50at Parker Ranch Store or online at www.tasteofthehawaiianrange.com; ticket sales are limited to 500 and are $60 at the door if still available.
Taste of the Hawaiian Range also offers a full lineup of family fun at the free outdoor agriculture festival 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the adjacent YMCA Minuke Ole Park. Children can learn about the various aspects of farm life in the Keiki Farm Hands tent, sponsored by the Hawaii Farm Bureau. Youth can pedal their own kid-sized tractor, use tiny farm tools, plant a seed to take home and grow, plus “milk” a hand-painted replica of a Holstein cow. In addition, there will be a display of live chicks and growing vegetable plants. Allied Machinery will exhibit a farm tractor.
4-H youth are presenting a livestock exhibit, complete with educational signage, and horse rides will be available for a nominal fee by members of the Hawaii High School Rodeo Association. Also on tap are 30 educational exhibits—find out how to make a bee hotel and what’s ‘bugging’ your garden. Browse among local product vendors and food trucks.
Visit the invasive species exhibit at the Mana Christian Ohana classroom facility, where there will also be free presentations with Q&As on a variety of agricultural and culinary topics from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The full schedule of seminars is posted online. Chef Edwin Goto of The Village Burger and Noodle Club presents Cooking Pasture-Raised Meats 101 from 2:30-4 p.m. with sampling. Tickets for the demo are $10 and available online or at the door.
Mana Christian ‘Ohana is located behind Parker Ranch Center at 67-1182 Lindsey Road. For more event information, visit www.TasteoftheHawaiianRange.comor contact Gina, 808-322-4892. Stay connected via Facebook at TasteoftheHawaiianRange and at @TasteHI on Twitter and Instagram.
Taste of the Hawaiian Range and Agriculture Festival provides a venue for sustainable agricultural education, plus encouragement and support of locally produced ag products. The quality and growth of this event are rooted in business participation, sponsorship and in-kind donations. It is supported by Allied Machinery, the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawai’i at Manoa; County of Hawai’i Department of Research & Development; Hawai’i Community College; UHH College of Agriculture, Foodland Hawaii; Forestry & Natural Resource Management; Hawaii Beef Producers; Hawaii Cattlemen’s Association; Hawai’i Cattlemen’s Council; Hawai’i Farm & Food magazine; Hawaii Farm Bureau; Hawaii Farmers & Ranchers United: Kamehameha Schools Land Asset Division; Kulana Foods; and Pacific Media Group – KBIG, KAPA, The Beat; and Young Brothers. Volunteers and sponsors are welcomed; contact Dr. Russell Nagata at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.TasteoftheHawaiianRange.com.