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One of our favorite things to do is to attend one of the many farmers markets on the island.  Farmers markets are one of the little known gems of the Big Island of Hawaii. They are spread over the whole island and with only a little planning you can stop by one for breakfast, lunch or souvenir shopping on your itinerary around the island.

At the farmers markets you can find locally grown healthy produce,  freshly prepared food (breakfast and lunch) and buy handmade souvenirs to take home. Besides, by buying directly from the farmer you cut out the middle man and help strengthening the local community which is one of our favorite things to do.

Most farmers markets are only open on one or two days of the week, but there are enough markets on the Big Island to make visiting one without compromising your itinerary.

farmers market locations

Farmers Markets near Kona

Farmers markets in and around Kailua Kona and Captain Cook (south of Kona)

Kona Farmers Market

Directions: 74-5465 Kamakaeha Avenue. Makapua Center – In front of K-Mart, Kailua-Kona 
Market days: Thursday to Sunday from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Kona Village Farmers Market

Directions: At the intersection of Hualalai Rd. and Alii Dr., in the parking lot next to the Kona Public Library (across from Hale Halawai) in Kailua-Kona
Market days: Thursday to Sunday from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Alii Garden Market Place

Directions: 75-6129 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona
Market days: Wednesday – Sunday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Ho’oulu Community Farmers Market

Directions: Sheraton Kona Resort and spa at Keauhou bay: 78-128 Ehukai Street, Kailua-Kona, HI. 96740
Market days: Every Wednesday between 09:00 AM and 2:00 PM

Keauhou Farmers Market

Directions: Keauhou Shopping Center, fronting Ace Hardware. 78-6831 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740-2440
Market days: Saturdays between 8:00 AM and 12 PM (noon)

South Kona Fruit Stand

Directions: Near the old Higashi Store, between mile marker 103 &104. 84-4770 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook
Market days: Monday to Saturday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM,  Sunday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

The South Kona Green Market

Directions: at the Kealakekua Ranch Center Behind ChoiceMart and Ace Hardware. 82-6066 Mamalahoa Highway (about MM 109.5), Captain Cook, HI 96704-8204
Market days: Sunday between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM

Farmers Markets near Hilo

Farmers markets in and around Hilo. The Laupahoehoe farmers market is halfway between Hilo and Waimea, the market @ the mill is halfway between Hilo and Volcano

The Laupahoehoe Farmer’s Market

(in Laupahoehoe, halfway between Hilo and Waimea)

Directions: Laupahoehoe – next to the Minit Stop on Hwy. 19. 36-2266 Mamaloha Hwy, Laupahoehoe, HI
Market days: Sunday between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM

Hilo Coffee Mill “Market @ The Mill”

(between Hilo and Volcano)

Directions: Hilo Coffee Mill Farm, 17-995 Volcano Rd. (Between Mile Markers 12 and 13)
Market days: Saturday between 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM

Hilo’s Farmer’s Market

Directions: Corner of Kamehameha Avenue and Mamo Street
Market days: Wednesday and Saturday between 6:00 AM and 4:00 PM

Maku’u Farmers Market

Directions: on the Maku’u Farmer’s lot along the Keaau/Pahoa Hwy. bypass road between Keaau and Pahoa
Market days: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday between 6:00 AM and 1:30 PM

Very large farmers market with about 150 vendors with Hawaiian crafts, plants, produce, jewelry, shells, ethnic and recycled clothing, food, live music, records/cds and books.

Keaukaha Panaewa Hawaiian Home Lands Farmers Market

Directions: This market is located on land leased from the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands along Railroad Avenue across of Home Depot
Market days: Saturday and Sunday between 7:00 AM and 1:00 PM

Kinoole Farmers Market

Directions: next to Kuwate Seed Shop, two streets mauka of Puainako Town Center. 1990 Kinoole Street, Hilo, HI
Market days: Saturday between 6:30 AM and 12:00 PM (noon)

Keaau Village Farmers Market

Directions: 16-0550 Old Volcano Road, Keaau, HI
Market days: Tuesday to Saturday between 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM

Volcano Farmers Markets

Farmers markets near and in Volcano village. The Ka’u farmers market is on the road between Kona and Volcano.

Volcano Farmers Market

Directions: 19-4030 Wright Road, Cooper Center, Volcano, HI
Market days: Sunday between 6:30 AM and 10:00 AM

Ka’u  (Na’ahelu) Farmers Market

(between Volcano and Kona)

Directions: The makai (ocean) side of Hwy 11 on the grounds of Shaka Restaurant. 95-5673 Mamalahoa Highway, Naalehu, HI
Market days: Wednesday and Saturday from 8:00 AM to noon (12:00 PM)

Waimea Farmers Markets

Farmers markets in and around Waimea on the Big Island including one in Hawi (north of Waimea) and Waikoloa (between Waimea and Kona).

Waikoloa Village Farmers Market

Directions: Waikoloa Community Church Parking Lot. 68-3625 Paniolo Ave., Waikoloa, HI
Market days: Saturday between 7:15 AM and 10:00 AM

Waimea Town Market

Directions: Parker School Behind the Paniolo Country Inn. 65-1224 Lindsey Road, Kamuela, HI
Market days: Saturday from 8:00 AM to noon

Mid-week market at the historic Pukalani Stables

Directions: Pukalani Stables. 67-139 Pukilani Road, Kamuela, HI
Market days: Wednesday between 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM

Kekela Farm

Directions: 64-604 Mana Road, Kamuela, HI 96743
Market days: Tuesday and Friday between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM

Hawaiian Homestead Farmers Market

Directions: In the Kuhio Hale Building. 64-759 Kahilu Road, Waimea
Market days: Saturday from 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM (noon)

Under the Banyan’s Farmers’ Market (Hawi farmers market)

Directions: Under the banyan trees in the heart of Hawi, corner of Akoni Pule (Hwy 270) and Hawi Rd (to Waimea).
Market days: Saturday between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM, Tuesday between 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM

Attending the farmers market is a great way to spend a day or two to find some special bargains and also helps the local Hawaiian economy.
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