No matter where you travel, shopping at a local farmers market is one of the quickest ways to get to know more about a culture. Not only will you learn more about the area you’re visiting, you’ll also have the opportunity to support the local economy by purchasing some tasty fruits, vegetables, and baked goods. You’ll also find floral bouquets and crafts.
So, when you visit Hawaii, I encourage you to visit a farmers market. To help you find a farmers market on Hawaii, I recommend that you visit this Web page that’s operated by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture. From there, you can navigate to the lists of farmers markets on each island.
I’ll add a few notes that the Web page doesn’t highlight or mention:
- On Oahu, the KCC farmers’ market is a very popular and well stocked farmers market that’s also fairly convenient to Waikiki.
- Lanai has a farmers’ market every Saturday morning in Lanai City. The specific location varies, but it’s usually somewhere in or around Dole Park.
- In Honolulu’s Chinatown, there’s a open market that operates most days.
- Though not a farmers’ market, you’ll definitely hand made crafts and snacks at the popular Aloha Stadium Swap Meet.
- If you get a chance to go to the Hawaiian Homestead Farmers’ Market that’s held on Saturday mornings in Waimea on the Big Island, look for fruitsicles. See my post on discovering coconut fruitsicles.
Have you visited a farmers’ market in Hawaii? Where did you go? What did you buy?