Hungry For Something Local? Check Out these Farmers Markets For Your Next Meal!

  • Karen E. Bail
  • 07/8/22

Visiting a farmers market is one of the quintessential Big Island experiences to be enjoyed. The island of Hawai’i sports some amazing agricultural wonders, from our world-famous coffee to dozens of local fruits and vegetables, and the local market tradition allows consumers to connect directly with farmers who are hard at work to feed our island residents and keep the Big Island growing strong.

Today Karen Bail and company would like to share a few of our favorite farmers markets for you and yours to visit on your next visit to support local commerce and growth—not to mention purchase some of the finest food, treats, and crafts you’ve ever seen. 

Waimea Town Market, Saturdays from 7:30 AM to noon: Offering over fifty vendors with a sweeping array of foodstuffs and produce, the Waimea Town Market is your official hub for all things grub in paniolo country. We’ve found some unbelievable sandwiches and all manner of pastries here, along with some outstanding fruits & vegetables—not to mention a gorgeous view of Mauna Kea in the distance! Grab a cup of Kona coffee, stop and smell the roses, and enjoy this outstanding local establishment.

Keauhou Farmers Market, Saturdays from 8 AM to noon: This all-local, farm-fresh staple of Big Island living will bring you some of the very best from farmers all around the island of Hawai’i. Long renowned for the quality of its locally-grown fare, the Keauhou Farmers Market operates in partnership with the Kona County Farm Bureau to promote Big Island agriculture, helping travelers and kama’aina alike to buy their food, products, plants, and flowers locally. Swing on by the Keauhou Shopping Center and show them some aloha the next time you’re on the west side of the island!

Kona Farmers Market (Ali’I Garden Marketplace), Wednesday to Saturday from 7 AM to 4 PM: Less of a traditional farmers market and more of an open-air delight, the longstanding Kona Farmers Market is definitely the place to be to check out some very unique crafts and souvenirs, along with some excellent food vendors and snacks. You’ll also be able to take in several cultural events here as well, including free hula and ukulele lessons. With some of Kailua-Kona’s best beaches just across the way, the Kona Farmers Market is a must-see on your next west side excursion.

King’s Shop Farmers Market Tuesdays from 9 AM to 2:30 PM: What list of farmers markets would be complete without something along the beautiful Kohala coast? The King’s Shops Farmers Market is your local jam for locally grown fruits and veggies, all manner of jellies and confectionaries, and so much more. Located in the beautifully curated shopping center in its name, this farmers market provides you and your ‘ohana with the opportunity to support the local economy and also visit the premier shopping and dining destination in Waikoloa. Cheers!

Additional local markets to check out:

Kamuela Farmers Market

Waimea Midweek Farmers Market

Farmers Market at Hamakua Harvest

Kekela Farms

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