Farmer’s Markets on Hawaii
No one can resist the fresh taste of vine-ripened local fruits hand-picked that same morning, with succulent veggies just waiting to be added to your nightly salad. Couple that with the knowledge you’re helping local communities thrive in their farming efforts, and you can’t go wrong with farmer’s markets in Hawaii. From fresh produce to fresh baked bread and pastries, these local markets are located all over the islands, offering a taste of the local scene.
Several times each week, in any given location on any given island, there are farmer’s markets to partake in. Here are some of the more popular places where you can get anything from Manoa honey to Waialua chocolate.
Ala Moana Farmer’s Market, Honolulu: Open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hawaii Kai Farm Farmer’s Market: Sat 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kaiser High School
Honolulu Farmer’s Market: Wednesdays 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Ward Ave
Hyatt’s Farmer’s Market, Thursdays 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa
Kapiolani Community College Farmers’ Market, Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Mahiku Farmers Market at King’s Village, Fridays and Mondays, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
North Sore Country Market: Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Kamehameha Hwy
Hilo’s Farmers’ Market & Market Place, all week long at varying times, corner of Kamehameha Ave. and Mamo St.
Keaau Village Market, every day from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Old Volcano Rd.
Mamo Street Market parking lot, every day 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hawaiian Homestead Farmers’ Market, Saturdays from 7 a.m. – 12 a.m. at Kuhio Hale Building
Kekela Farm, Tuesdays and Fridays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Mana Road
Under the Banyans Farmers’ Market, every Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Waikoloa Village Farmers’ Market, Waikoloa Community Church Parking Lot, Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Keauhou Shopping Center from 8 a.m. to noon
Kona Farmers’ Market, Kaiwi Square, weekends 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
South Kona Fruit Stand, Mamalahoa Hwy, weekly
Hooulu Community Farmers Market, Sheraton Kona Resort, Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
As a visitor to Hawaii, ask your hotel concierge about any local farmer’s markets taking place near your location. They should be more than willing to divulge that information, since it benefits the local farming community. Your Hoku Hawaii Tours guide can also let you know where markets are being held. Sometimes, the hours and locations can change seasonally, which is why it’s important to get updated information every now and then. Enjoy the fresh fruits, vegetables and baked goods that Hawaii has to offer!