We are a 501(c), and our purpose is to promote cacao growing and supporting the small farmers through monthly educational meetings and guest speakers. We meet every 4th Friday of the month at the Mokupa pa pa discovery center. This is the only state in the nation that can grow cacao and is already a multi-million dollar industry.
Being held on April 14th at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel in downtown Hilo
All about Cacao. Free to the public! Hosted by the East Hawaii Cacao Association. See how chocolate is made- tree to bar. Lots of information and handouts. 500 free cacao seedlings! Silent auction. Many local Chocolate makers selling their chocolate and cacao related items. Farm tours. 'Chocolate Passports' (gets you many samples-25$) prizes! Every one welcome!
Many thanks to our Sponsors! Sponsors include: County of Hawaii, B.I.G. build it green solar, Friends of Liliʻuokalani gardens, Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, Paradise Helicopters, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, BEI Hawaii, Discover Float Hawaii, HPM, Kai Ikena Farms, Cats Cacao Service and more!
Vendors include: Royal Crown Chocolate, Hilo Sharks Chocolate, Talking House Chocolate, Puna Chocolate, Aloha Bean Coffee, Red Water Cafe, 4 da Love of Chocolate, Big Island Chocolate, Wild Things Hawaii, Mahalani Chocolate, The Chocolate Wave and more!
Educational tables include: East Hawaii Cacao Association, Kona Cacao Association, Master Gardeners, Farmers Union United, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Hawaiian Cacao and Chocolate Association, Big Island Cacao Co-op, Cats Cacao Studio, Big Island Invasive Species, CTAHR, Little Fire Ant Lab and more!
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