Shop Island Fresh Farmers’ MarketsKaua‘i

Fresh produce and fish are readily available on the island—if you know where to look. SHOPPING for produce in LOCAL FARMERS’ MARKETS is a lesson both in tropical agriculture and multi-cultural lifestyles. Alongside ripe and green papayas, hands of bananas, sweet pineapples, lettuce and cherry tomatoes, you’ll find a wide range of exotic items. And there are always fresh bouquets of fetching tropical flowers in bloom.

Farmers’ markets tend to sell out quickly, so don’t be late. To save time and hassle, bring your own bag, and plenty of $1 bills.

Here’s a rundown of markets:

MONDAY

KOLOA BALL PARK, MALUHIA ROAD, NOON
KUKUI GROVE CENTER, 3 P.M.
NAMAHANA FARMERS’ MARKET AT ANAINA HOU, KILAUEA, 4 P.M.-DUSK

TUESDAY

COCONUT MARKETPLACE, KAPA‘A, 9 A.M.-NOON
KALAHEO NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER, PAPALINA ROAD OFF KAUMUALI‘I HIGHWAY, 3-4 P.M.
WAIPA FARMERS’ MARKET, WAIPA AHUPUA‘A FIELD, 2 P.M.

WEDNESDAY

KAPA‘A BALL PARK, NEAR THE KAPA‘A BYPASS ROAD, 3 P.M.
KAUA‘I CULINARY MARKET, KUKUI‘ULA VILLAGE IN KOLOA, 4 P.M.

THURSDAY

COCONUT MARKETPLACE, KAPA‘A, 9 A.M.-NOON
KILAUEA NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER BALL PARK, KILAUEA ROAD, 4:30 P.M.

FRIDAY

VIDINHA STADIUM PARKING LOT, HO‘OLAKO STREET IN LIHU‘E, 3 P.M.

SATURDAY

KEKAHA NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER, ELEPAIO ROAD, 9 A.M.
KAUA‘I COMMUNITY MARKET, KAUA‘I COMMUNITY COLLEGE, PUHI, 10 A.M.-1 P.M.
HANALEI COMMUNITY CENTER, NEXT TO WAI‘OLI PARK OFF KUHI‘O HIGHWAY, 9:30 A.M.
NAMAHANA FARMERS’ MARKET AT ANAINA HOU, KILAUEA, 9A.M.-1 P.M.
ANAHOLA HAWAIIAN LAND FARMER’S MARKET, HOKUALELE ROAD OFF KUHI‘O HIGHWAY, JUST PAST ANAHOLA, 10 A.M.-5 P.M.

In addition to farmers’ markets, which occur six days a week at locations throughout the island, there are excellent FISH MARKETS in Lihu‘e, Kapa‘a, Koloa, Hanama‘ulu and Hanalei. The folks who have been serving great fish for years at the Hanalei Dolphin Restaurant run the HANALEI FISH MARKET.

Natural and organic produce also can be found at HOKU FOODS NATURAL MARKET, 4585 Lehua St. in Kapa‘a, and at Papaya’s, also in Kapa‘a.

In Waimea, AUNTY LILIKO‘I produces an award-winning line of passion fruit products, including scrumptious jellies and butters, savory-sweet mustards and dressings, satisfying syrups and juices and gifts for bath, body and home.

Find Salty Wahine’s awardwinning Hawaiian salts at Kauai Community Market and Kauai Culinary Market.

• AUNTY LILIKO‘I (808) 338-1296 OR (866) 545-4564
SALTY WAHINE (808) 378-4089