Shop Island Fresh Farmers Markets

Food, Fun & After DarkKauai

Fresh produce and fi sh 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 multicultural lifestyles. Alongside ripe and green papayas, hands of bananas, sweet pineapples, fresh-pressed juices, chilled coconuts for sipping, açai bowls, lettuce and cherry tomatoes; you’ll fi nd a wide range of exotic items. And there are always fresh bouquets of fetching tropical fl owers 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. Below is a rundown of markets: MONDAY

3-2600 Kaumuali‘i Hwy. , Līhu‘e 3-5:30 p.m. kukuigrovecenter.com TUESDAY

4-484 Kūhiō Hwy., Kapa‘a 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 808-822-3641 coconutmarketplace.com

Waipā Ahupua‘a Field 3 p.m.-dusk waipafoundation.org WEDNESDAY

Kapa‘a Beach Park 3-4 p.m. kauai.gov/sunshinemarkets

The Shops at Kukui‘ula, Kukui‘ula Village, Kōloa 3:30-6 p.m. kukuiula.com THURSDAY

4-484 Kūhiō Hwy., Kapa‘a 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 808-822-3641 coconutmarketplace.com

Hanapēpē Park, Pulolo Road 3-4 p.m. 808-742-1834 kauai.gov/sunshinemarkets SATURDAY

5-2723 Kūhiō Hwy., Kīlauea 9:30 a.m-noon Special hours for kūpuna and mothers with infants only: 9-9:30 a.m. 808-828-2118 anainahou.org

5299C Kūhiō Hwy., Hanalei noon-2:30 p.m. (temporary hours, check halehalwai.org for updates)

Kaua‘i Community College, Puhi 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. kauaicommunitymarket.org