KOKUA AG benefits Maui farmers and ranchers – “Growing our Future Together” theme of family-friendly event

GO Maui and the Maui County Farm Bureau will hold a family-friendly event promoting Maui agriculture on Sunday, May 18, 2014, from 11 am to 1 pm, at the Baldwin High School Gym. KOKUA AG “Growing Our Future Together” will feature local food, entertainment, games and educational displays about Maui’s farmers and ranchers.


Organized by community volunteers as a benefit for the Maui County Farm Bureau, KOKUA AG dovetails the farm bureau’s mission to educate and connect Maui’s ag community with the general public.

“Maui’s agricultural roots are so deeply entwined with our community, from our family connections to agriculture, to our daily connections to the foods we eat and enjoy every single day,” said Alice Lee, event chair and president of GO Maui. “KOKUA AG is a great way for the community to come together and celebrate all that Maui ag is today and all that it will be in the future.”

Event highlights will include taiko drummers, line dancers, games, prize drawings, a fun kendama dance contest, and great local foods by well-known families including Lilia Ross’ pork adobo, Buddy Nobriga’s stew and rice, and Tommy Lau Hee’s chicken hekka. Mary and Manuel Tunta will serve as emcees.

Admission tickets are $5 suggested donation each; children up to 12 years old are free. To obtain tickets, please contact Alice Lee at 808-244-2119. For more information, visit www.KokuaAg.com.

GO Maui is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicating to empowering local residents to obtain housing, educational opportunities and employment in a healthy environment and vibrant economy while respecting our diverse cultures. GO Maui engages and represents local residents on key initiatives and issues that affect Maui’s quality of life and champions for a cohesive community on Maui.