Kauai Farmers Markets
When on Kauai, Eat like the Kauaians
Visiting Kauai farmers markets is one of our top recommendations on any Kauai vacation. This free activity will open your eyes to a culture of people that build their life around growing food for the Garden Island. Hundreds of local farmers grow food that won’t be found in most grocery stores. The only way to see what they have to offer is by attending one of the great Kauai farmers markets.
When visiting island grocery stores like Safeway or Foodland, you will be amazed and perhaps shocked at the prices. Most residents can’t afford to shop at commercial grocery stores. “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”….When on Kauai, eat like the locals and buy organically grown local food. Kauai farmers markets will save you money, provide the freshest ingredients, and give your family a truly local experience.
What You Can Buy at Kauai Farmers Markets
Some Kauai farmers markets favorites are avocados, mushrooms, mangos, lychee, kale, papaya, star fruit and tropical flowers. Other locally grown fruits and vegetables found at most farmers markets include cold coconuts, bananas, mixed greens, dragon fruit, bok choy, cucumbers, tomatoes, sprouts, peppers, sweet potatoes, beets, carrots, etc. If you want to enjoy a beautiful bouquet of exotic tropical flowers during your stay, a farmers market is the best place to go for a large variety and selection of fresh and inexpensive beauties.
Where to Attend Kauai Farmers Markets
|Monday||Anaina Hou in Kilauea-next to the Kilauea Mini Golf||4:00 pm|
|Monday||Koloa Knudsen Ball Park – Maluhia Road in Koloa||12:00 pm (noon)|
|Monday||Lihue Kmart Parking Lot – Pikake Street||3:00 pm|
|Tuesday||Waipa – North of Hanalei Town – Kuhio Hwy||2:00 pm|
|Tuesday||Kalaheo Neighborhood Center – Papalina Road off Kaumalii Hwy||3:30 pm|
|Wednesday||Kapaa Ball Park – Kahau and Olohena Road||3:00 pm|
|Wednesday||Kukuiula Shopping Center – Poipu Road||4:00 pm|
|Thursday||Kilauea Neighborhood Center – Keneke Rd off Kilauea Lighthouse Road||4:30 pm|
|Friday||Vidinha Stadium – Hoolaka Road Lihue||3:00 pm|
|Saturday||Hanalei Community Center – Kuhio Hwy in Hanalei Town||9:30 am|
|Saturday||Kauai Community College – Kuhio Hwy in Puhi||9:00 am|
|Saturday||Coconut Market Place in Kapaa – Kuhio Hwy Kapaa||12:00 pm (noon)|
|Saturday||Kekaha Neighborhood Center – Elepaio Road||9:00 am|
|Saturday||Kilauea –Kilauea Mini Golf -5-2723 Kuhio Hwy, Kilauea||9:00 am|
Other Places With Fresh Local Food
If your vacation schedule does not allow you to attend one of the daily Kauai farmers markets, a few stores on island work hard to carry local or organic foods. These food stores are locally-owned and hold regular business hours:
- Harvest Market in Hanalei
- Healthy Hut in Kilauea
- Hoku Whole Foods in Kapaa
- Papaya Natural Foods in Kapaa
- Living Foods Market in Poipu
Many Kauai Restaurants have taken to the concept of farm-to-table dining. Kauai food writer, Marta Lane, has taken on the task of giving attention to local restaurants that use local Hawaiian food as a base menu item. Eating this way has become more than a fad on Kauai…. It is a lifestyle! Farm-fresh ingredients provide the energy needed to explore Kauai’s natural environments. Support local agriculture, and enjoy the island’s fresh sustainable food resources.