• Lā‘Ulu - vegan ulu and yucca crust pizza

Lā ‘Ulu – ‘Ono Food

Lā 'Ulu Breadfruit Day has been postponed till 2023.

Please check back here for the new date - this is a FUN event!!!

Whether you grew up loving ‘ulu or have never tasted it, the food at Lā ‘Ulu showcases its versatility.

Hawaiian type breadfruit trees, called ‘ulu, produce fruit from mid-summer to late fall. One oral tradition relates that the god Kū saved his family from a famine by disappearing into the ground, reappearing as the first ‘ulu tree.

Breadfruit is high in carbohydrates, a fair to good source of dietary fiber and many nutrients, and low in fat and protein.

Although secondary to kalo (taro) and ‘uala (sweet potato) in traditional Hawaiian diets, large ‘ulu groves were once cultivated on Maui. Hawaiians baked ‘ulu in imu (underground ovens) and broiled the whole fruits over coals for a starchy staple. Fully ripe, soft breadfruit is sweet and edible raw, but most Pacific recipes use the firm, cooked fruit as a savory starch.

Foods that will be for sale on September 4 will appear here; please check back for updates.

Food vendors and menu items for Lā ‘Ulu 2021 will include:

  • Hōkūao Pelligrino, Nohoanu Farm -
    Insalata Italiana di ‘Ulu (Italian ‘ulu salad), ‘ulu flour
  • Gary Johnson, Hana Ranch
    ‘ulu fries
  • John Cadman, Maui Breadfruit Company
    – vegetarian ‘ulu curry, ‘ulu tamales, Pono Pies, ‘ulu hummus
  • Kevin Bell, Farm to Fridge
    ‘ulu ice cream
  • Dana Shapiro, Hawai‘i ‘Ulu Cooperative -
    ‘ulu flour
Lā ‘Ulu - Ripe 'ulu for sale
Lā ‘Ulu - Ripe 'ulu for sale

This project is sponsored by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, working to improve the lives of Native Hawaiians.

Location
The Garden is located at 150 Kanaloa Avenue in Kahului, Maui, right across from the War Memorial Stadium.
(808) 249-2798

Hours of Operation
Tuesday through Saturday,
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Closed occasionally for inclement weather and Hawaii State Holidays.

Admission
Members: Free
General: $10
Kama'āina (with Hawai'i ID) & Keiki Under 12: Free

Upcoming Events

Dec
7
Wed
2022
8:30 am Weed and Pot Club
Weed and Pot Club
Dec 7 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Weed and Pot Club
If you love working with native plants, you will love the Weed & Pot Club! This volunteer gardening group meets every Wednesday morning, from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Spend...
Dec
10
Sat
2022
1:00 pm Class 2: Wreaths, umeke, and wra...
Class 2: Wreaths, umeke, and wra...
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Class 2: Wreaths, umeke, and wrap.  Lau Niu Holiday Crafts with U’i Kahue of Maui Grown 808. @ Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
Lau Niu Holiday Crafts with U’i Kahue of Maui Grown 808. Class 2: Wreaths, umeke, and wrap. Two dates: Sunday, November 27, 2022, 1 pm – 3 pm OR Saturday,...
10:00 pm Class 1: Ornaments, toys, and pa...
Class 1: Ornaments, toys, and pa...
Dec 10 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 11 @ 8:00 am
Class 1: Ornaments, toys, and party favors - Lau Niu Holiday Crafts with U’i Kahue of Maui Grown 808. @ Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
Lau Niu Holiday Crafts with U’i Kahue of Maui Grown 808. Class 1: Ornaments, toys, and party favors. Two dates: Sunday, November 27, 2022, 10 am-12 pm OR Saturday, December...
Dec
14
Wed
2022
8:30 am Weed and Pot Club
Weed and Pot Club
Dec 14 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Weed and Pot Club
If you love working with native plants, you will love the Weed & Pot Club! This volunteer gardening group meets every Wednesday morning, from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Spend...
Dec
21
Wed
2022
8:30 am Weed and Pot Club
Weed and Pot Club
Dec 21 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Weed and Pot Club
If you love working with native plants, you will love the Weed & Pot Club! This volunteer gardening group meets every Wednesday morning, from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Spend...

Random Pictures from our Galleries

P1030212 Lā ‘Ulu - Chef Shirley Kauhaihao Lā ‘Ulu - Hālau Kauluokalā with kūpuna Lā ‘Ulu - Hālau Kauluokalā with pūʻili Lā ‘Ulu - Ho'o'ulu ka 'ulu booth Lā ‘Ulu - Leeward Haleakala Watershed Partnership booth Lā ‘Ulu - Lei making with native plants Lā ‘Ulu - SuiKeala Native Jewelry