Meet Hawai‘i’s top chefs and food producers during culinary demonstrations and tastings 9 a.m. every Saturday in September at the KCC Farmers’ Market. The Savor September fun showcases premiere agriculture products from Hawai‘i, the Big Island: grass-fed beef, honey, coffee and shrimp.
The outdoor, bustling marketplace is the state’s largest farmer’s market and is located near the foot of scenic Diamond Head at Kapiolani Community College (KCC)— just minutes from Waikiki. Browse among all Hawai‘i-grown and -produced foods and “talk story” with the people who created them.
The Savor September lineup opens with Chef Ed Kenney of Honolulu’s Town Restaurant teaming up with Michelle Galimba of Ka‘u to prepare her succulent Kuahiwi Ranch Natural Beef on September 3.
Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine Founding Chef Alan Wong takes the stage September 10 when he concocts a sweet dish using honey from his Adopt-A-Beehive Project in partnership with the University of Hawai‘i, Hilo. While detailing the project, Dr. Lorna Tsutsumi of UH will do a honey extraction demonstration.
On September 17, the nation’s reigning barista champion, Pete Licata, joins farmer Lorie Obra to feature her award-winning Rusty’s Hawaiian 100% Ka’u Coffee. For the second consecutive year, Obra’s brew earned top honors as Grand Champion of Hawaiian Coffee from the Hawai‘i Coffee Association.
Chef Eberhard Kintscher, better known as Chef Hardy of Michel’s at the Colony Surf in Waikiki, wows the crowd September 24 when he demonstrates Shrimp in Citrus Coconut Saffron. Using Kona Kea seafood raised at Keahole-Kona, Chef will incorporate island sweet potatoes, freshly roasted macadamia nuts and Hawaiian “Sweet Gold” pineapple in a french “papilotte” presentation.
In addition to the farm-inspired culinary demos, the KCC Farmers’ Market offers a wide range of products: fruits, vegetables, fresh-baked breads, hand-made pastas, tropical jams and jellies, unique snack foods and specialty seasonings.
Come to eat breakfast—a different restaurant prepares hot breakfast plates each week for a local-style treat. Find fresh-baked scones, oatcakes and other baked goodies to enjoy with a cup of Hawai‘i-grown coffee or fresh juice.
The KKC Farmers’ Market is open 7:30-11 a.m. every Saturday in the college’s Parking Lot C at 4303 Diamond Head Road. There’s plenty of parking and public transportation is available via The Bus #3, #22, #58. Savor September is made possible through support by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, the City and County of Honolulu and the Hawai‘i Farm Bureau Federation. For info, phone 808-848-2074 or visit http://hfbf.org/markets/.
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