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Save the Date for Taste of the Hawaiian Range

March 16, 2019, 7:32 PM HST (Updated March 17, 2019, 8:36 AM)
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The all-day Taste of the Hawaiian Range is Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Waimea. Courtesy photo

Come to the Mana Christian ‘Ohana (Old Kahilu Town Hall) and the adjacent YMCA Minuke Ole Park in Waimea and enjoy the all-day Taste of the Hawaiian Range from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019.

The 2019 taste will offer daytime agricultural-themed activities before culminating with an evening tasting event showcasing locally produced food.

Outdoor fun is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the YMCA Minuke Ole Park behind Parker Ranch Center. Geared for families, the Taste Agriculture Festival includes educational exhibits under the big top and vendors offering products using locally sourced plants and animals. Attendees can view livestock animals provided by 4-H; horseback rides will be available for a nominal fee.

Taste of the Hawaiian Range is Saturday, Sept. 7 Youth can visit the free Keiki Farm Hands livestock tent sponsored by the Hawai’i Farm Bureau. Courtesy photo

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Youth can visit the free Keiki Farm Hands tent sponsored by the Hawai’i Farm Bureau. Children 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 thriving vegetable plants.

Admission to the daytime agriculture festival is free as well as the annual Cooking Pastured-Raised Beef 101 demonstration with sampling from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the classrooms behind the Old Kahilu Town Hall.

The ticketed taste gala is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. inside and out of the Old Kahilu Town Hall. Enjoy local, pasture-raised meats and produce prepared by Hawai‘i Island chefs and culinary students for $50 presale and $60 at the door.

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Tickets go on sale July 1 both online and at Parker Ranch Store.

Mana Christian ‘Ohana (Old Kahilu Town Hall) is located behind Parker Ranch Center at 67-1182 Lindsey Road. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or a modification of policies and procedures to participate in this event should contact Gina at (808) 322-4892 no later than Aug. 7, 2019.

For more information, go online or contact Gina at (808) 322-4892.

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. Volunteers and sponsors are welcomed; contact Dr. Russell Nagata at [email protected]. For more information go online.

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