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October 21, 2016 - garden totes

HANAPEPE — From sampling to workshops to giveaway entertainment, a second annual Kauai Chocolate and Coffee Festival will take over Hanapepe Town Friday and Saturday.

“It’s a jubilee of a coffee and cacao industries,” pronounced Amy Hammond, a festival’s executive director. “We wanted to yield people with a eventuality to showcase those products in a towns of a internal farmers and chefs and roasters and baristas and manufacturers. We wish to put a spotlight on all those internal products.”

The eventuality is presented by a County of Kauai, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Hanapepe Economic Alliance, Hawaii Coffee Association, Friends and Family of Agriculture, Innovate Hawaii, Hawaii Chocolate and Cacao Association, Buy Local it Matters, The Garden Island and Special Events Hawaii, a organizer of a Hawaii Chocolate Festival and Statewide Hawaii Grown Cacao Initiative, upheld by a Hawaii Department of Agriculture.

Though a festival is free, congregation might squeeze a pass that allows them to accept disdainful chocolate and coffee tastings, discounts and a receptacle bag.

“That costs $12 in allege online during a website, or if they wish to buy them during a fest that goes adult $18 while reserve last,” she said.

Hammond pronounced a festival is a fundraiser for a Hanapepe Economic Alliance.

“We’re perplexing to assistance a businesses in Hanapepe,” she said. “This is one of a ways to try and support internal business and internal industry.”

“Hawaii has unequivocally good chocolate that we are means to grow,” she added. “We’re saying a lot some-more people putting plants into a belligerent and a lot some-more manufacturers and retailers of a product.”

Hammond pronounced it’s critical to concentration on coffee and cacao, and this eventuality is an eventuality to concentration on those rural industries.

“We wish to be (protective) of these industries and they can assistance us be some-more tolerable and emanate jobs,” she said. “We have unequivocally high peculiarity that we can unequivocally garner.”

About 25 business will be participating in a two-day event. Stores and shops in Hanapepe will have special activities and workshops that will prominence a dual crops.

“We set adult a tent in a finish of town, behind a glow station, where we move in vendors and let people travel by and can indeed representation a opposite products that are accessible and purchase,” Hammond said.

Workshops will be widespread via a city as well.

“We have one called Coffee during a Brain, so we get to ambience it and we get a giveaway coffee mug,” she said. “We have another one by a TEDx speaker, Will Lydgate. He runs Joe Grass farms. He’ll be doing ‘Changing a approach we ambience chocolate.’”

Both days will underline live party as good as a wordless auction.

The eventuality runs from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

A convey use will be supposing Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. and will run each 10 minutes. The convey stops during a tennis justice during Puolo Road and heads easterly to Hanapepe Town Park on Kona Road behind a tennis station.

Info: or call Hammond during (808) 223-6040.

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