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“Eat The Street” Parks Itself At The Hawaii State Farm Fair

A Dozen Popular Food Trucks Will Be Offering Dishes At The Event

A dozen restaurants on wheels, all part of Oahu’s hugely popular Eat The Street food truck scene, will be tempting visitors to the 50th Hawaii State Farm Fair at Kualoa Ranch on July 7 and 8. The Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation (HFBF), in partnership with the Hawaii 4-H Livestock Council, is putting on the event.

Fancy a plate of Baja-style kiawe smoked ahi? How about Turkish-style meats roasted on a spit for hours, and then sliced thin and placed in wraps or sandwiches? Handcrafted gelato or sorbetto, made from locally grown fruits, served on a stick? A spicy ahi poke bowl? Or perhaps banana pudding with chocolate-infused whipped cream?

These are among the many dishes that will be offered by the Eat The Street vendors at the Hawaii State Farm Fair. And to make sure that you will have room to enjoy the delicious food at the Farm Fair, the Eat The Street trucks will be offering smaller-sized “tasting” portions.

The Eat The Street food trucks participating in this year’s Hawaii State Farm Fair include Aloha Ice Cream Tricycle; Baja Style Mexican Food; Bobalicious (bubble drinks and baked goods); Doner Shack (Turkish meats); Kona Ice Aloha (shave ice); Leonard’s Malasadas; Michi’s Cooking Fresh For You (made to order healthy plates); Ronnie’s Express (Hawaiian); Simply Ono (Hawaiian); and Soul Patrol (Southern barbecue).

This is the first year that the HFBF Hawaii State Farm Fair will be held at Kualoa Ranch, a 4,000-acre working cattle ranch on Oahu’s northeastern shore. The fair will feature a wide array of activities, demonstrations, horse rides, live animals, Country Market and Plant Sale, and much more. As in the past, the Hawaii 4-H Livestock Council and the State 4-H Program are partnering with the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation to educate young people about the various aspects of agriculture.

Farm Fair tickets are $5. The fee is waived for children and full-time students with proper identification. Transportation to the event from Waikiki is available via shuttle buses for $15 round-trip, or visitors may ride on the city bus. For more information on the shuttle, please contact the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation at (808) 848-2074 or visit www.hfbf.org.

About the Hawaii State Farm Fair and Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation

The Hawaii State Farm Fair is an annual event started in 1962 by the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation (HFBF) as a way to promote awareness of Hawaii’s agricultural and ranching industries. The HFBF was founded in 1948 and is the largest non-profit general agriculture organization representing approximately 1,800 farm and ranch family members statewide. The HFBF serves as Hawaii’s voice of agriculture, protects, advocates and advances the interests of our diverse agricultural community.

About Hawaii State 4-H

Hawaii State 4-H is one of the oldest and most effective programs of non-formal education in Hawaii. The program assists young people in developing life skills and in forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive, and contributing members of society though pride in workmanship and accomplishments, personal interaction with peers, and respect for the environment. 4-H touches approximately 35,000 young people annually throughout the State of Hawaii.

About Kualoa Ranch

Established in 1850, Kualoa Ranch is a 4,000-acre working cattle ranch. Family-owned and operated, Kualoa’s mission is to be a role model as stewards of the land by preserving, protecting and enhancing Hawaii’s natural beauty and culture, while developing recreational and agricultural enterprises compatible with the environment. For more information, call (808) 237- 8515 or visit www.kualoa.com.


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