Monday, May 12, 2008

Princeville Ranch Tour & BBQ

On the 21st of June, the members and guests of Slow Food Kaua'i will be given the wonderful opportunity of touring Princeville Ranch, home of Princeville Pride, Kaua'i's natural grass-fed beef. Ranchers Donn Carswell and daughter, Karin Carswell Guest will be leading the tour and will give us a rare look at the inside workings of this vast piece of living Kaua'i heritage. A barbeque will follow at the picnic gazebo out on the spectacular bluff over-looking Anini Beach, where Princeville Pride Filet Mignon and New York cuts will be grilled for our sunset enjoyment.

Princeville Ranch was one of the first established cattle ranches in Hawai'i, created during the reign of Kamehameha III. A.S. Wilcox, the Carswell’s ancestor, purchased the ranch in 1895 and ran cattle on it. The Carswell family started Pooku Stables, a trail riding operation, in 1978. The rides led across the Princeville Ranch lands, giving riders a glimpse of the grazing cattle. Then in 1994, the family also took over the cattle operation. They began proudly marketing Princeville Pride beef locally in 1996, utilizing no antibiotics or hormones. Their ranch continues to be a stellar example of sustainability.

Come and join us for this unique opportunity to see a truly local endeavor of the highest quality and to taste some delicious clean beef. For more information or reservations contact: