Farmers Markets and CSA's
Hawai'i Island Directory
There are approximately 25 farmers markets on Hawai'i Island. The number of vendors at each of these markets ranges from 5 to 200. Some serve neighborhoods, others serve whole districts—each is unique. The variety of fresh produce and food products is dazzling. Many food crops and products are grown conventionally, but more vendors are offering certified organic produce and products grown without petroleum-based chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Many markets have plants and flowers. Some markets add arts, crafts, clothing and miscellaneous household items, new and used. One could say that farmers markets are the heart of our island’s local, sustainable food system.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?
Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Here are the basics: a farmer offers a certain number of "shares" to the public. Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm products may be included. Interested consumers purchase a share (aka a "membership" or a "subscription") and in return receive a box (bag, basket) of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season.
- Eat ultra-fresh food, with all the flavor and vitamin benefits
- Get exposed to new vegetables and new ways of cooking
- Usually have an opportunity to visit the farm at least once a season
- Develop a relationship with the farmer who grows your food and learn more about how food is grown
- Can spend time marketing when the demands of farming are low (off-peak season)
- Build a reliable, steady customer base
- Receive payment early in the season, which helps with the farm's cash flow
- Have an opportunity to get to know the people who eat the food they grow
To learn more, see http://www.localharvest.org/csa/
Hawi Farmers Market, Saturday, 8 am – 2 pm. [full article]
Kekela Farm Market, Tuesday 2 - 5 pm, and Friday 3 - 5 pm [full article]
Waikaloa King's Shop Farmers Market, Wednesday 8:30 - 2:00 [full article]
Waimea Homestead Farmers Market, Saturday, 7 am – noon [full article]
Waimea Town Market at Parker School, Saturday, 8 am – 1 pm [full article]
CSA: Ka'Ohi Nani Farm [full article]
We have been farming organically in Hawaii for over 25 years. This is our second season as your CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm. We offer a variety of organic vegetables, eggs, artisan breads, and much more. Weekly newsletters, recipes, complimentary flowers and herbs delivered right to your home or business. We deliver in Waimea and the surrounding areas. Our goals at Ka 'Ohi Nani farm are to produce fresh, healthy foods for our local community, provide a quality of life for the farmers and workers, and sustain economic viability for our farm with care and respect for natures diversity. Steve and Lark Willey (885-1950) Waimea - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ka-Ohi-Nani-Farm/106955612709964
Honoka'a Farmers Market, Saturday, 7:00 am - 1 pm
Fronting Honokaa Trading Company – One of the oldest if not THE oldest farmers’ markets on the island. Organic and non-organic produce, Mama Ella’s famous homemade lilikoi cookies and more - Grace Walker (775-0808)
Laupahoehoe Farmers Market, Sunday, 9 am – 1 pm [full article]
Next to the Minit Mart on the highway. Local produce, baked goods, preserves, hydroponic lettuces and watercress, local arts & crafts - Arlene Hussey (640-4081)
Hilo Farmers Market, Wednesday and Saturday, 7 am - 3 pm
Kino'ole Farmers Market, Saturday, 7 am - noon [full article]
Mamo Street Market, Open 7 days a week 8 am - 5 pm
Mamo parking lot corner of Mamo Street and Kilauea Avenue, Hilo.
CSA: Island Goode's, 27-2365 Hwy 19 Papa‘ikou, CSA season from May to October
We provide fresh picked produce using organic practices. These are some of the items you may find in your box: lettuces, spinach, kale, Swiss chard, beets, radishes, carrots, potatoes, asparagus, sweet white corn, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash, snap peas, snow peas, onions, string beans, wax beans, pac choy, boc choy, daikon radish, basil, oregano, papaya, passion fruit, oranges, lemons, limes, avocados, bananas and more. Everything is grown on our farm. We provide delivery to your home or business in the Downtown/Hilo area on Wednesdays from 9am to 3pm. If you are not in our delivery area, you can pick up at the Island Goode's farm on Tuesday afternoon. Please sign up with payment one month prior to the beginning of your selected CSA season or seasons. Call Laura or Gavin Goode (964-2291).
Farmers Market at The Mill, Saturday, 8 am to 1 pm [full article]
Kea‘au Village Farmers’ Market, Tuesday to Friday, 9 am – 5 pm; Saturday, 8 am - 3 pm; closed Sunday & Monday
16-0550 Old Volcano Rd., Kea’au. Fresh local farm produce featuring super sweet corn, flowers, handmade Hawaiian arts & crafts. For information call Rudy MacAnas (966-4853) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Keaau-Village-Market/252231834901922
Maku‘u Farmers Market, Sunday, 8 am - 2 pm [full article]
Pahoa Farmers Market, Sunday, 6 am – 3 pm
Luquin’s/Akebono Theater parking lot. Large, covered, outdoor market with fresh produce, clothing, jewelry, food, coffee booths, music, kava bar and kava presentations, and more. Call Anthony (965-9292).
Volcano Farmers' Market, Sunday, 6:30 – 10 am [full article]
CSA: Ginger Ridge Farm
Ka'u Farmers' Market, Wednesday and Saturday, 8 am - Noon. "Hawai'i Made"*
The Southernmost Market in the USA. Location: Shaka Restaurant grounds, Naalehu. Vendors may stay until dusk. The market is noted for local made crafts, gifts, art, and clothing. Lamb, eggs, and Kuahiwi Ranch grass fed beef.. Vegetables and fruits. Shave ice. *Hawai'i Made must be grown, crafted, or created in Hawai'i. For information or to reserve space, call market manager Sheri Serreria (339-1032).
Ocean View (939-9701)
Greg and Gail Smith (443-8281)
South Kona Green Market (SKGM), Sunday, 9 am - 1 pm [full 2013 article] [2010 article] .
South Kona Fruit Stand, Monday – Saturday, 9 am - 6 pm; Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm - 84-4770 Mamalahoa Hwy – between MM 103 -104 – Honaunau. Tropical fruits, smoothies, juices, baked good, coffee - (328-8547) Website: http://www.southkonafruitstand.com/
Kailua Village Farmers’ Market, Tuesday thru Sunday, 7 am – 4 pm
Across from Hale Halawai, corner of Alii Drive and Hualalai Rd., Kailua-Kona. Mostly local produce, flowers and leis, , macnuts, honey, coffee, Hawaiian crafts, soaps, etc - http://www.konafarmersmarket.com/
Keauhou Farmers Market, Saturday, 8 am – Noon [full article]
Kona Sunset Farmers Market - Wednesday 2 pm until dark
CSA: Adaptations Inc, 79-7500 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua [full article]