Kauai Farmers Markets

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 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.

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Star Fruit!

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.

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Avocado All Year

 


 

Where to Attend Kauai Farmers Markets

Day

Market Location

Time

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

 

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Try A Local Favorite. Lawai Valley Mushrooms Are Delicious!

 


 

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:

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.

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Banana’s On The Rack

 

 

Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) Member