There are several farmers markets in and near Waimea: The largest markets in Waimea are the Waimea Town market (open Saturday between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.), the Waimea Homestead farmers market (open Saturday between 7 a.m. and noon) and since April 2012 the Waimea mid-week market at the Pukalani stables (open Wednesday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. You can find information on and directions to each farmers market below.
For all farmers markets in and near Waimea (Hawi, Waikoloa) see our list of farmers markets near Waimea.
the Waimea Town and Waimea Homestead farmers markets are comparable in size (between 20 and 30 vendors), while the Wednesday mid-week farmers market at Pukalani stables is a bit smaller with 20-30 vendors. Both Saturday farmers markets are a great early breakfast location to start your Saturday!
Information, directions, a map and opening hours
Waimea Homestead farmers market
The Waimea Homestead farmers market is open every Saturday between 7 a.m. and noon. You can find them on the Waimea Middle and Waimea Elementary School Playground, at 67-1229 Mamalahoa Highway, Kamuela, Hawaii 96743 (call (808) 333-2165 for information). They sell produce, eggs, preserves, flowers, meats, fresh bread, plants, goat cheese, massages, and, best of all, breakfast prepared at the spot.
Waimea Town famers market
The Waimea Town farmers market is organized every Saturday between 8 a.m. and noon in front of the Parker School in the center of Waimea. The vendor’s stalls surround a grassy area with picnic tables where you can sit down and enjoy your just purchased fresh food.
The Waimea Town farmers market is your best choice of for freshly prepared (hot) food. there is amongst others fresh bread from a wood-fired stone oven and food prepared by top chefs (one was exec sous chef at Mauna Kea for 12 years, another is the current chef at Merriman’s in Waimea).
Waimea mid-week market at Pukalani stables
The new (since April 2012) midweek farmers market at the Parker ranch pukalani stables is held every Wednesday between 9:00 and 4:00 p.m. at the Pukalani Stables (67-139 Pukilani Road). You can find veggies, fruits, herbs, eggs, meat, orchids and coffee at this market, as well as some crafts – jewelry, handmade cards, homemade aprons and chiropractic and massage specialists.
More large farmers markets on the Big Island
You can find farmers markets all over the island. Because most markets are only open one or two days of the week visiting them requires some preparation. You can find more information directions and opening days on the larger farmers markets here: