Taste of the Hawaiian Range is an agricultural festival that originated in the Big Island ranching town of Waimea (Kamuela). It began as a humble companion event to the Cooperate Extension Services’ Mealani Forage Field Day, which featured the research being done at the Mealani Research Station.
In partnership with the local community and the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) the festival brings together food producers and processors, chefs and consumers to celebrate the bounty of the Big Island.
Mealani’s Taste of the Hawaiian Range has become one of Hawaii’s premier ag-tourism events.
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 premiere ag-tourism event is a partnership between CTAHR, Hawaii Cattlemen’s Association, Hawaii Cattlemen’s Council, Kulana Foods, Hawaii Beef Producers, UH-Hilo CAFNRM, County of Hawaii Dept. on Environmental Management and community volunteers. Sponsorship also includes Hawaii County Research and Development, Hawaii Community College Food Service & Culinary Program, Kamehameha Schools, KTA SuperStores, West Hawaii Today and Pacific Radio Group. The quality and growth of this event are rooted in business participation, sponsorship and in-kind donations. For more information, visit www.TasteoftheHawaiianRange.com.