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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 and Ka’u 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

Paradise Meadows in Ka’u (farm stand)

(not a farmers market but a farm stand with locally produced produce, coffee, honey, macnuts, and chocolate)

Paradise meadows is a 75 acre farm close to the most southern point of the USA. Their farm stand is open 7 days a week from 9 AM – 5:30 PM where you can get free samples of the products in sale and also get enjoy a brief tour of the farm.

  • Directions: About 7/10ths of a mile down South Point rd from the turnoff at Hwy 11 (between mile markers 69 and 70)
  • Farm stand days: the stand is open 7 days a week from 9 AM – 5:30 PM
  • More information: on the Paradise Meadows 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

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 (2): Waimea Town Market at Parker School, Kamuela
  • Market days (2): 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.