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A Taste of the Hawaiian Range Agricultural Festival ~ September 29th!   Leave a comment

The island’s largest agricultural showcase is returning in 2018 with a new twist at a different location in Waimea, Hawai‘i Island!

Taste of the Hawaiian Range will be Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 at Mana Christian ‘Ohana (Old Kahilu Town Hall) and the adjacent YMCA Minuke Ole Park in Waimea. The 2018 Taste will offer all-day agricultural-themed fun and educational activities before culminating with an evening tasting event showcasing locally produced food.

▪️Agriculture Festival:

The 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Agriculture Festival offers livestock displays, educational exhibits, local product sampling and sales, food trucks and beverages.

“Find out how to attract bees to your landscape, visit a “plant doctor” for help on garden questions and taste-test local beef jerky, breadfruit, honey and more,” suggests event co-chair Jeri Moniz.

Keiki can enjoy agricultural-themed activities and games; pony rides will be available for a nominal fee. Hawai‘i Island 4-H youth will offer a display of farm animals and a booth on how youngsters can join the project-based organization 4-H is marking 100 years in Hawai‘i during 2018.

▪️Indoor Classroom Presentations:

Learn how agriculture is the science, art and practice of producing food at agricultural and culinary-themed presentations 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the five-classroom complex behind the Mana Christian ‘Ohana hall. In addition, there will be an all-day exhibit of invasive species.

Open to the public and geared to farmers, ranchers and culinarians, the free presentations will include Q&As. Talks will cover a wide range of topics: the Food Safety Modernization Act, invasive species, federal worker protection standards on proper pesticide use and safety, Hawai‘i tea production, agriculture technology with Smart Yields, best-use practices for beef carcass utilization and the cutting-edge GMO research and technology involving CRISPR-Cas9.

Leading the 2018 installment of Cooking Pasture-Raised Beef 101 is Chef Edwin Goto of Waimea’s Village Burger and Noodle Club. He will demonstrate how to prepare beef flank steak and pork belly 2:30-4 p.m.; the activity offers sampling. Tickets are $10 at the door or online.

▪️Evening Taste:

Featuring 20 culinary stations preparing pasture-raised meats and local produce, the 5:30-7:30p.m. Taste gala is both inside and out of the Mana Christian ‘Ohana hall and is open to 500 attendees.

Gala tickets are $50 online and at Parker Ranch Store; they will sell for $60 at the door if available.


▪️Saturday, September 29, 2018
▪️Mana Christian ʻOhana hall & YMCA Minuke Ole Park, Waimea, Hawaiʻi Island

Hope to see you there!

Warm Aloha~

Karen E. Bail


Fax: 808-883-2263



Dagan Bernstein playing at Big Island Brewhaus on October 6th!    Leave a comment

Dagan Bernstein is playing at Big Island Brewhaus on October 6th! 

An expressive singing voice and rhythmic acoustic guitar playing are at the core of Big Island musician Dagan Bernstein’s “inspired folk music”. With the green hills of Waimea as his muse, Dagan writes songs that invite the listener to be moved, to think, and to be awakened to the world around them. 

The title track from his new EP “Change Something” (2016) was named the Big Island Music Awards Country/Folk Single of the year upon its release.

Date: 10/6/2017 (Friday) 

Time: 6:00 PM

Address: Big Island Brewhaus, Mamalahoa Hwy Kamuela, HI 96743

Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Folk, Hawaiian

Band Members: Dagan Bernstein

Hometown: Kamuela, HI

Photo + Article courtsey of:

Karen E. Bail, RB-16072


Fax: 808-883-2263