Last week we attended a fundraiser at The Whole Foods Market Maui in support of Slow Food Maui. An amazing organization, Slow Food Maui, whose mission is to support locally grown food and cultural diversity, culinary pratices for health, Island food security and pleasure, is committed to educating the Maui community about the local food movement going on. Over 85% of the food consumed in Hawaii is flown or shipped in, despite the fact that its soil is rich and verdant here, and capable of supplying its people with healthy locally grown produce.
They offered a delicious locally sourced lunch under 10$ with all proceeds going to further the work of Slow Foods Maui. It was a lovely afternoon and we got a chance to meet more lovely foodie peeps here in Maui. Look through the photos of the day and at the end, be sure to click on all the resource links provided. The Slow Food movement here in Maui is thriving, and its awesome to meet the community that is at the foundation of all this.
Slow Food is international and there are groups all over the United States. I encourage you to look for the group in your city or nearest to you and see what you can do to get involved, and participate in events. Its an amazing way to educate yourself on the local sustainable food scene around you.
My guy getting his Salmon burger.
The lunch was delicious and the fact that it was grilled up outside and served community style made it a perfect Summer day.
Dania of Edible Hawaiian Islands Magazine helped organize the event. She wore this great shirt, and… well… I went a bit crazy snapping pictures of every angle. Check it out.
Dania and Sanam.
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