Pigs have a reputation for an indiscriminate palate – but the same can’t be said for Scott Burns’ pigs in Haiku.
Burns is the Maintenance Manager at Mama’s Fish House, which means he keeps the place in good repair (we can only imagine that it’s a big job given the salt air right on the beach). He also takes the restaurant’s table scraps and food waste, pulps it, and uses it to grow vegetables and herbs on his farm upcountry. Yes, that compost turns out glorious produce that Mama’s buys to serve in the restaurant … but it also fed a young pig which gained 200 pounds as a result.
The kalua pork that resulted was typically delicious … no surprise if the pig was “eating Mama’s” every day.
By the way, the gift certificate that Mama’s donated to our Maui Food Bank food drive on March 6th raised a record $185 for the nonprofit. According to the Maui Food Bank, every dollar they get turns into $8 worth of food to give to Maui’s hungry (10,000 served each month). Woo hoo! Thank you, Mama.