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Farmers Markets on the Big Island

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Farmers markets are one of the little-known gems of the Big Island of Hawaii. They are spread over the whole island and with only a little planning you can stop by one for breakfast, lunch or souvenir shopping on your itinerary around the island.

(skip directly to farmers markets near Kona, Hilo, Volcano or Waimea)

Big Island Farmers Market
One of the many farmers markets on the Big Island: the Hilo Farmers Market (Photo credit).

At the farmers markets you can find locally grown healthy produce,  freshly prepared food (breakfast and lunch) and buy handmade souvenirs to take home. Besides, by buying directly from the farmer you cut out the middle man and help to strengthen the local community.

Most farmers markets are only open on one or two days of the week, but there are enough markets on the Big Island to make visiting one easy without compromising your itinerary.

Map of Farmers Markets on the Big Island

Here you find a summary of the largest farmers markets on the Big Island ordered by district. We have also written up more information about the larger farmers markets on the following pages: farmers markets in Hilo, farmers markets in Kona, farmers markets in Volcano, farmers markets in Waimea.

Farmers Markets near Kona

Farmers markets in and around Kailua Kona and Captain Cook (south of Kona)

Kona Sunset Farmers Market

Directions: 74-5465 Kamakaeha Avenue. Makalapua Center – In front of K-Mart, Kailua-Kona 
Market days: Wednesday from 2:00 PM until dark
More information: directions and more info on the Kona farmers market

Kona Village Farmers Market

Directions: At the intersection of Hualalai Rd. and Alii Dr., in the parking lot next to the Kona Public Library (across from Hale Halawai) in Kailua-Kona
Market days: Thursday to Sunday from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
More information: Pictures, directions and more info on the Kona village farmers market.

Alii Garden Market Place

Directions: 75-6129 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona
Market days: Wednesday – Sunday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
More information: directions and pictures of the Alii garden marketplace.

Ho’oulu Community Farmers Market

Directions: Sheraton Kona Resort and spa at Keauhou bay: 78-128 Ehukai Street, Kailua-Kona, HI. 96740
Market days: Every Wednesday between 09:00 AM and 2:00 PM
More information: Directions and pictures of the Ho’oulu community farmers market

Keauhou Farmers Market

Directions: Keauhou Shopping Center, fronting Ace Hardware. 78-6831 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740-2440
Market days: Saturdays between 8:00 AM and 12 PM (noon)
More information: more information, pictures and directions for the Keauhou farmers market

South Kona Fruit Stand

Directions: Near the old Higashi Store, between mile marker 103 &104. 84-4770 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook
Market days: Monday to Saturday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM,  Sunday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
More information: more information, pictures and directions for the South Kona fruit stand

The South Kona Green Market

Directions: Located at the Amy Greenwell Botanical Gardens across from the Manago hotel in Captain Cook
Market days: Sunday between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM
More information: more information and directions for the south Kona green market. 

Farmers Markets near Hilo

Farmers markets in and around Hilo. The Laupahoehoe farmers market is halfway between Hilo and Waimea, the market @ the mill is halfway between Hilo and Volcano

Uncles ‘Awa Bar and Farmers Market

At the end of highway 137 where the 1990 lava flow covered the majority of the Kalapana village and the famous Kaimū Black Sand Beach.

Directions: 12-5038 Kalapana Kapoho Beach Rd, Pāhoa, HI 96778.

Market days: Wednesday between 08:00 and noon for Uncles Kaimū Farmers Market, Saturday between 5:00 PM and 9:00 PM for the night market, also known as “The Kalapana Ho’olaule’a at Uncles ‘Awa Club”.

More information: The venue for the farmers market (Uncles ‘Awa Club) is also opened daily from 7:00 AM on. There is a smoothie shack and ‘Uncles Kitchen’ which serves BBQ plates, local style food plates, burgers, appetizers, and fresh fish burgers or plates from 11 am till 7 pm. Uncles ‘Awa Bar is open 10 am till closing.

The Laupahoehoe Farmer’s Market

(in Laupahoehoe, halfway between Hilo and Waimea)

Directions: Laupahoehoe – next to the Minit Stop on Hwy. 19. 36-2266 Mamaloha Hwy, Laupahoehoe, HI
Market days: Sunday between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM
More information: more information and directions for the Laupahoehoe farmers market

Hilo Coffee Mill “Market @ The Mill”

(between Hilo and Volcano)

Directions: Hilo Coffee Mill Farm, 17-995 Volcano Rd. (Between Mile Markers 12 and 13)
Market days: Saturday between 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM
More information: Directions and photos of the “market @ the Mill”,  Market @ the mill website

Hilo’s Farmer’s Market

Directions: Corner of Kamehameha Avenue and Mamo Street
Market days: Wednesday and Saturday between 6:00 AM and 4:00 PM
More information: Directions and photos of the Hilo Farmers Market

Maku’u Farmers Market

Directions: on the Maku’u Farmer’s lot along the Keaau/Pahoa Hwy. bypass road between Keaau and Pahoa
Market days: Sunday between 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM
More information: Very large farmers market with about 200 vendors selling Hawaiian crafts, plants, produce, jewelry, shells, ethnic and recycled clothing, food, live music, records/cd’s and books. Maku’u farmers market pictures and details

Keaukaha Panaewa Hawaiian Home Lands Farmers Market

Directions: This market is located on land leased from the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands along Railroad Avenue across of Home Depot
Market days: Saturday and Sunday between 7:00 AM and 1:00 PM
More information: Pictures and directions for the Keaukaha Panaewa farmers market

Kinoole Farmers Market

Directions: next to Kuwate Seed Shop, two streets mauka of Puainako Town Center. 1990 Kinoole Street, Hilo, HI
Market days: Saturday between 6:30 AM and 12:00 PM (noon)
More information: Pictures and directions for the Kinoole farmers market

Keaau Village Farmers Market

Directions: 16-0550 Old Volcano Road, Keaau, HI
Market days: Tuesday to Saturday between 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM
More information: Pictures and directions for the Keaau village farmers market

Volcano Farmers Markets

Farmers markets near and in Volcano Village. The Ka’u farmers market is on the road between Kona and Volcano.

Volcano Farmers Market

Directions: 19-4030 Wright Road, Cooper Center, Volcano, HI
Market days: Sunday between 6:30 AM and 10:00 AM
More information: Directions and photos of the Volcano Village Farmers Market

Ka’u  (Na’ahelu) Farmers Market

(between Volcano and Kona)

Directions: The makai (ocean) side of Hwy 11 on the grounds of Shaka Restaurant. 95-5673 Mamalahoa Highway, Naalehu, HI
Market days: Wednesday and Saturday from 8:00 AM to noon (12:00 PM)
More information: Directions and photos of the Ka’u (Na’ahelu) Farmers Market website

Waimea Farmers Markets

Farmers markets in and around Waimea on the Big Island including one in Hawi (north of Waimea) and Waikoloa (between Waimea and Kona).

Waikoloa Village Farmers Market

Directions: Waikoloa Community Church Parking Lot. 68-3625 Paniolo Ave., Waikoloa, HI
Market days: Saturday between 7:15 AM and 10:00 AM
More information: Impression of the waikolua village farmers market

Waimea Town Market

Directions: Parker School Behind the Paniolo Country Inn. 65-1224 Lindsey Road, Kamuela, HI
Market days: Saturday from 8:00 AM to noon
More information: Pictures and directions for the Waimea town farmers market

Mid-week market at the historic Pukalani Stables

Directions: Pukalani Stables. 67-139 Pukalani Road, Kamuela, HI
Market days: Wednesday between 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM
More information: Directions and more info on the mid-week Waimea farmers market

Kekela Farm

Note that this is a *farm* market, not a *farmers* market. This means that you can buy farm-fresh produce from one provider (the Kekela farm) at the following two locations:
Directions: 64-604 Mana Road, Kamuela, HI 96743
Market days: Tuesday between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM at 64-604 Mana Road
Directions: Waimea Town Market at Parker School, Kamuela
Market days: Saturday between 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM
More information: Kekela farm website

Hawaiian Homestead Farmers Market

Directions: At the Waimea Middle and Waimea Elementary School Playground: 67-1229 Mamalahoa Highway, Kamuela, Hawaii  96743
Market days: Saturday from 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM (noon)
More information: Directions and more information on the Hawaiian Homestead farmers market

Kamuela Farmers Market

Directions: Pukalani Stables. 67-139 Pukalani Road, Kamuela, HI
Market days: Saturday from 7:00 AM to noon
More information: Directions and more information on the Kamuela farmers market

Under the Banyan’s Farmers’ Market (Hawi farmers market)

Directions: Under the banyan trees in the heart of Hawi, corner of Akoni Pule (Hwy 270) and Hawi Rd (to Waimea).
Market days: Saturday between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM, Tuesday between 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM
More information: Read more about this farmers market on the Hawai’i homegrown food network.