Taste the Rainbow StateO‘ahu

O‘ahu has seen a surge in OPEN-AIR MARKETS in recent years, with new locations cropping up nearly every weekend.

The trend toward sustainability and living off the ‘aina (land) isn’t new—native Hawaiians developed a system of land management known as an ahupua‘a where an entire village utilized resources found from mauka (the mountains) to makai (the ocean).

Today, more people are returning to this way of life, and FARMERS’ MARKETS are the place to find fresh, homegrown produce and handmade crafts at bargain prices. Think locally grown food, like Kahuku corn, Manoa honey and Waimanalo greens. There are also plenty of ready-made treats to munch on as you roam from booth to booth—think liliko‘i mochi, Waialua chocolate, gourmet plate lunches and even HAWAI‘I REGIONAL CUISINE. Some markets even provide live entertainment and demos!

All farmers’ markets sell out fast, so plan to arrive early. To save time and to avoid hassles, bring your own bags and plenty of $1 bills.

Below is just a sampling of some of O‘ahu’s many farmers’ markets:

HONOLULU:
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KAI FARMERS’ MARKET(Makeke O Maunalua)
Kaiser High school,
511 Lunalilo Home Road
Tuesday 4-7 p.m.
gohawaii.com

HONOLULU FARMERS’ MARKET
777 Ward Ave.
Wednesday, 4–7 p.m.
hfbf.org

KAKA‘AKO FARMERS’ MARKET
Ward Warehouse
saturday, 8 a.m. to noon
farmloversmarkets.com

PEARLRIDGE FARMERS’ MARKET
pearlridge Center/
Downtown
saturday, 8 a.m. to noon
farmloversmarkets.com

WAIKIKI:
FARMERS’ MARKET AT PUALEILANI ATRIUM SHOPS
2424 Kalakaua Ave.
Tuesday and Thursday, 4–8 p.m.�
pualeilanishops.com

KAPI‘OLANI COMMUNITY COLLEGE FARMERS’ MARKET
4303 Diamond Head Road
saturday, 7:30–11 a.m.
hfbf.org

MAHIKU FARMERS’ MARKET AT KING’S VILLAGE
131 Ka‘iulani Ave.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
and saturday 4–9 p.m.
mahikufarmersmarket.com

NORTH SHORE:
NORTH SHORE COUNTRY MARKET
59-360 Kamehameha Hwy.
saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
northshorecountrymarket.org

WINDWARD O‘AHU:
KAILUA FARMERS’ MARKET
609 Kailua Road
Thursday, 5–7:30 p.m.
hfbf.org
KAILUA TOWN FARMERS’ MARKET
Kailua Elementary school,
315 Ku‘ulei Road
sunday, 8:30 a.m. to noon
farmloversmarkets.com

WINDWARD FARMERS’ MARKET
46-056 Kamehameha Hwy.
Wednesday, 2:30–7:30 p.m.
sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
windwardmall.com