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National Hamburger Day is Saturday

May 27, 2011 - Carla Tracy

Some trace the origins of hamburger patties back to Genghis Kahn. Others say it all began in the town of Hamburg, Germany.

In America, it’s been a staple since the 1880s with European immigrants starting the trend of grinding meat cuts into patties.

Since Memorial Day weekend is coming right up, many of us will be lighting our barbecues with aromatic kiawe wood and grilling our own. We also know that grass-fed beef is the best to use, and Maui Cattle Co. provides locally grown meat that is “born and grazed.”

“Vitamins E and A, Linoleic and Omega 3 fatty acids are present in higher amounts in Maui Cattle Co. products than in mainland-raised beef,” according to a press release. “Maui Cattle Co. products are lean, tender and flavorful.”

“Ground beef can be found at Long's Drug Stores islandwide, Pukalani Superette, Morihara's in Kula, Mana Foods in Paia and numerous other locations. For store locations go to Maui Cattle Co. Website.

Maui Cattle Co. is a partnership of six ranches spanning over 60,000 acres of prime grazing land; it brings island-grazed all-natural beef of superior quality to island tables.

At Ko restaurant in the Fairmont Kea Lani Maui resort in Wailea, grilled Maui Cattle Co. burgers will tempt you if you are not able to grill your own.

“Hotels in Hawaii are all going green,” says Fairmont’s Executive Chef Tylun Pang. “To be able to create menus from products raised within a 100-mile radius is so important. It reduces the carbon footprint. Plus, it’s good to know the cattlemen, the farmers. That way I’m confident about the quality of the products coming in. We just try to be as sustainable as we can.”

Happy Memorial Day weekend, everyone!

 
 

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Maui Cattle Co. burger served at Ko in Wailea