There are several farmers markets in and near Waimea. The four largest markets in Waimea are:
- The Waimea Town market, open Saturday between 7:30 a.m. and noon.
- The Waimea Homestead farmers market, open Saturday between 7 a.m. and noon.
- The Waimea mid-week market, open Wednesday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 pm.
- The Kamuela Farmers Market, open Saturday between 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
You can also buy farm-fresh produce twice a week at the Kekeha farm market.
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). The Wednesday mid-week farmers market at Pukalani stables in contrast 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.
More info on the Waimea Homestead farmers market website.
Waimea Town famers market
The Waimea Town farmers market is organized every Saturday between 7:30 am 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. You can i.e. buy fresh bread from a wood-fired stone oven, and food prepared by top chefs. One of these chefs was sous chef at Mauna Kea for 12 years, another is the current chef at Merriman’s in Waimea).
More info on the Waimea Town farmers market website
Waimea mid-week market
The midweek farmers market at the Parker ranch pukalani stables is held every Wednesday between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. The address of the Pukalani Stables is 67-139 Pukilani Road.
There are usually between 35 and 40 vendors present at the market selling fresh produce, orchids, coffee, as well as some crafts – jewelry, handmade cards, homemade aprons and chiropractic and massage specialists.
More info on the Waimea Mid-week Farmers Market on facebook.
Kamuela Farmers Market at Pukalani stables
The Kamuela farmers market is at the same location as the Waimea mid-week market, but at a different day. You can find this market at the Parker ranch pukalani stables. Market hours are every Saturday between 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The address of the Pukalani Stables is 67-139 Pukalani Road.
You can find fresh locally grown produce, trees, plants, cut flowers, a variety of prepared foods, coffee, fresh popcorn, hand crafted wood items, gluten free baked goods, hand crafted soaps and scents, and local dried fruit just to name a few.
More info on the Kamuela Farmers Market website
The Kekela -> Farm <- Market
You can buy produce from the Kekela Farm directly from the farmers at the Kekela Farm market. This means that the only thing available is farm-fresh produce.
They are open on two different locations: On Tuesday between 2:00 PM and 5:00 pm at 64-604 Mana Road, and Saturday 7:30 AM and noon at the Waimea Town Market at Parker School.
More info on the Kekela farm website
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: