Haleâ€˜iwa Farmersâ€™ Market
is celebrating the transformative power of Cacao- from colorful pod to delectable taste sensation- with its Hawaii Cacao Festival on Sunday January 31st!
Enter your favorite original chocolate recipe in the Cacao & Chocolate Recipe Contest.
A chance to win an Escape Club Membership from Turtle Bay Resort for the grown-ups and a private surf lesson from North Shore Surf Girls for the keiki.
Judges will include Vice Speaker Michael Magaoay, radio & tv personality Howard Dicus, freelance food writer Martha Cheng, Cookie-man Wally Amos, and Hawaii chocolatier Melanie Boudar.
Prizes for five categories: Baked Goods, Confections, Savory, Keiki Creation, plus the Hawaiian-Chocolate Grand Prize awarded to the most outstanding recipe in all categories using local Hawaii chocolate.
Sample the delicious creations from Town Restaurant Chef Ed Kenney and 21 Degrees North Chef John Armstrong.
Discover a whole new world as you hop the E Noa shuttle to visit the Waialua Estate Cacao orchard.
Learn about cacaoâ€™s nutritional benefits from Ola Loa Wellness. Visit with Wanda Adams, author of The Island Plate I & II, and Entertaining Island Style, and have her sign your personal copy of her books.
Learn how to make your own chocolate liquor from Skip Bittenbender of CTHAR. ( UH College of Tropical Agriculture) Buy a cacao tree for your yard- sales to benefit the Urban Garden Center.
Fun activities for kids include: decorating Mr. Cacao Heads, face-painting, and crowning yourself king or queen of the festival in your own artistic crown-creation! Everyone can enjoy the live music while relaxing in the 75- seat cafÃ©.
Hawaii Cacao festival At the Haleiwa Farmers MarketRecipe Contest: Drop off: 8-9 a.m.; Awards: 11:30
Recipe Tastings: 11:45 a.m.
Chef Demos: 9a.m.-1 p.m.
Kids Activities: 9 a.m. - 1p.m.
Shuttle to Cacao Orchard leaving throughout the event.
Call Pam Boyer for additional info 388-9696
or visit the Haleiwa Farmers market