Drifting through a farmer's market has always been one of my favorite activities. It's stirring with life, stimulating to the senses, and simply irresistible. Musical tunes humming in the background and a plethora of appealing arts and crafts to browse through. My weak spot is for handmade jewelry! Of course, we must not forget about the delectable food, and the abundance of fresh, locally grown, fruits and vegetables.
Supporting small businesses like our local farmers and artisans, strengthens our communities. Itʻs a healthy, affordable, and environmentally friendly choice. It's healthier because it's fresh from the farm and therefore retains much more of its nutrients. Many times it's more affordable than purchasing produce from the grocery store. It is also more environmentally friendly because the route from the farm to your table is much shorter and requires less resources to get it from point A to point B.
Be sure to visit a local farmers market near you, and support local!
KONA VILLAGE FARMERS MARKET
Location: 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
When: Wednesday to Sunday from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
ALIʻI GARDEN MARKET PLACE
Location: 75-6129 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona
When: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Sheraton Kona Resort 78-128 Ehukai Street, Kailua-Kona, HI. 96740
When: Wednesday 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM
Youʻll find a nice variety of local artisans creating one of a kind jewelry, up-cycled products, boutique coffee, and yummy baked goods. There's always funky good music to listen to as you stroll.
Location: Keauhou Shopping Center 78-6831 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
When: Saturday 8:00 AM to 12 PM
This market is perfect for picking up the produce you need for the week. They also have the option to purchase online and pick-up.
Location: Kona Medical Office 74-517 Honokohau St. Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
When: Monday 10:00 to 2:00 PM