Local Farmer’s Markets
Pahoa Village Farmer’s Market
This small farmers market is opened on Sunday from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Friendly locals selling their produce, fruit, flowers, crafts and homemade baked goods. Due to the recent fire at the Akebono Theater, the Pahoa Farmers Market has moved from downtown Pahoa to Nanawale Estates. Located off RT 132 just look for the signs.
Maku’u Farmer’s Market
This is the largest farmers market in the Puna district. It is located on route 130 just 8 miles from Pahoa. Open Sundays from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. and parking is $1. Whether you are a local or a tourist this is a great place to come people watch and experience “community”. Come hungry as there is a huge array of great local food vendors. Lots of picnic tables to eat your lunch at and enjoy the sounds of local music. In addition to prepared food, you will also find booths with an assortment of vendors selling fresh vegetables & fruits, flowers, crafts, art and so much more. Bring plenty of $1 bills.
Kea’au Village (Farmers) Market
Located in nearby Kea’au at 16-0550 Old Volcano Village Road. Hours Tuesday – Saturday from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. This market is small and has a very local feel and reasonable prices. The market boasts fresh fruit, produce, flowers and a bakery. In the market area there are some unique shops to explore.
Hilo Farmers Market
Located in historic downtown Hilo at the corner of Mamo St. & Kamehameah Ave. Opened Wednesday and Saturday from 6 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Hilo Farmers Market is a must see experience when you are on the Big Island. In a festive outdoor atmosphere you will find over 200 local farmers and crafters selling their vegetables, exotic fruits, herbs, island jams & jellies, macadamia nuts, flowers, crafts and baked goods. When we are on the island, this is our favorite market to buy beautiful fresh cut exotic flowers for Hale a Kimo Kali. We are sure it is safe to say you will probably spot things here you have never seen before.