Elite Pacific's Favorite Farmers Markets in Hawaii

Posted Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by Liana Mayer

According to the Elite Pacific ohana, these are the best Farmers Markets in Hawaii. Did your favorite make the list?


Ka Makana Ali'i Mall  | Wednesday, 4 - 8pm & Sunday, 11am - 3pm

"Ka Makana Ali'i Mall has some of the best selection of local produce at their farmers market that also features small businesses, in a serene walk-able environment with live music and shops galore!" - Jennifer Haole

Photo courtesy of: https://www.kamakanaalii.com/event/Ka-Makana-Ali-i-Farmers-Market/2145493750/

Kailua Town | Thursday, 5 - 7:30pm

"This market has all the local produce, foods, and goods you'd expect at a Farmers Market plus a bunch of delicious local dinner plates available for purchase. There is also live music! It's a great place to spend a Thursday evening." - Liana Mayer

Photo courtesy of: https://hfbf.org/about/

Lōkahi Kailua Market | Sunday, 8:30am - 12:30pm (opening 9/1/19)

"Health, wellness, and quality family fun. I met Michelle, the creator, and her vision is awesome. It will be in Kailua on Uluniu St." - Chandra Miars

Photo courtesy of: https://lokahikailuamarket.com/


Pukalani Farmers Market | Saturday, 7 - 11am (located by the Long's Drugs shopping center)

"Pukalani has such a nice variety of fresh locally grown produce, flowers, home made delights from baked goods to hot meals, plants, jams, and more!" - Debbie Arakaki

Photo courtesy of: https://www.prideofmaui.com/blog/activities/local-food-markets-maui

Swap Meet | Saturday, 7am - 1pm (in Kahului at the UH Maui Campus)

"The Swap Meet has everything you want to find! Local produce, various foods ranging from Korean sushi, samosa, empanadas, spam musubi, and so many other food trucks. Lots of locally made pearls and jewelry, clothing, hats, toys, and trinkets too." - Debbie Arakaki

Photo courtesy of: https://www.mauihawaii.org/maui-shopping/swap-meet/

Big Island:

"This is a hard one because we have so many! Just in the little historic town of Waimea we have 6 per week with 4 on Saturday. Travel to Hilo side and we have the state's largest Farmers Market on Sundays at Maku'u -- an absolute must see when you are here. Maku'u is huge -- thousands of people per week from every walk of life. Tatted and pierced, dreadlocks, "off the grid" folks and everything in between. The now famous Uncle Robert's Wednesday nights and Saturday morning market takes place in Kalapana. Huge article in the Hawaiian Air Magazine this month with photos of my own family members. And it goes on: weekly markets in Hawi, Kona, Captain Cook, Waikoloa, Mauna Lani, Honokaa, Honomu, and more. We are very blessed here on the Big Island which is why I am so excited and pleased to share this info with all clients and friends." - Rebecca Keliihoomalu

Waimea Town Market | Saturday, 7:30am - 12pm

"Excellent variety of locally grown vegetables, wonderful baked goods, unique food vendors -- and even an Elite Pacific Properties Town Market booth!" - Forrest Arnold

Photo courtesy of: Forrest Arnold

Maku'u Market | Sunday, 8am - 2pm (Pahoa)

"Unquestionably the most diverse market on the island. One can enjoy multiple food vendors and live entertainment while shopping for a variety of fruits, vegetables, arts & crafts, as well as plants, flowers, and knickknacks. Fun for the whole family!" - Zana Baker

"The Maku'u Sunday Market is an expansive market with loads of unique vendors and music." -Gwen Herrington

Photos courtesy of: Zana Baker

Waimea Midweek Market | Wednesday, 9am - 2pm (Paniolo Stables)

"Fresh local fruits and veggies, gifts, jewelry, and bikinis. Fresh made food to order too!" - Stephanie Stewart

Photo courtesy of: https://waimeamidweekfarmersmarket.com/about

Hilo Farmers Market | Wednesday & Saturday, 6am - 4pm

"Hilo Farmers Market is the hub of bright activity on Saturdays." - Gwen Herrington

Photo courtesy of: https://www.gohawaii.com/islands/hawaii-big-island/regions/hilo/hilo-farmers-market


Link to all Kauai Farmers Markets

Mahalo to our contributors: Chandra Miars, Debbie Arakaki, Forrest Arnold, Gwen Herrington, Jennifer Haole, Laurel Kenney, Liana Mayer, Rebecca Keliihoomalu, Stephanie Stewart, and Zana Baker.