With the increasing amount of Farmer’s Markets rising in the area, it is important to know that no two are alike! There are many things to consider when going to a farmer’s market such as what kind of food do you want? Do you want to eat a meal there? Small market vs. big market, price range, do you want just food, or also flowers, coffee, soaps, etc? Do you want to go on a Weekday, or weekend? Morning or night? We know that going to a Farmer’s Market can provide us with fresh, local, cheap produce, but how do we know which one to go to? If you live in Honolulu, the options are endless! Here is a list of some of the top Farmer’s Markets in the area and what they provide:

1. KCC Farmer's Market

This market is located by Diamond Head, at KCC. 
They are open Tuesdays, 4-7pm, and Saturdays 7:30-11am.

This atmosphere is more exciting and eventful than a normal farmer’s market. In addition to fresh fruits and veggies, they have local vendors with food and treats, and local venders of items such as plants, soaps, coffee, meat, etc. This market is always quite busy with lots of people and lots going on! The prices may be a little more expensive since it is a larger market.

DO go to this market if you:
-  Are looking for a family outing
-  Want to eat dinner/breakfast- depending on the day you go!
-   Want to buy things other than fruits and veggies


DON’T go to this market if you:
Have a strict list of what you want – in and out!
-  Just want fruits and veggies
- Don’t like crowds
- Don’t want to eat
- Want the cheapest prices

2. Honolulu Farmer's Market

This market is located at the Blaisedell Center on Wednesdays from 4-7pm. 

This is a great place for dinner and just hanging out on the lawn. The grass around the market makes room for picnic style eating of the food you buy! It has a friendly atmosphere and even sometimes they will even have someone playing live music! It has a wide variety of venders including restaurants. bakeries, veggies, coffee, and some fruit. It smaller, and more intimate than the KCC market, but still larger than most markets. 

DO go to this market if you:
-  Want a family outing
-  Want to eat dinner
-  Want to buy things other than fruits and veggies
- Have a strict list of what you want
- Want to get to know your local venders


DON’T go to this market if you:
Don’t want to eat
- Want to buy lots of fruit- there isn’t much available
- Want the cheapest prices
-  Don’t like crowds

3. Makiki Farmer's Market

This market is located in Makiki at St. Clement Church every Thursday from 4:30-7:30.

 It is a smaller market, but going early is suggested because there is not much parking. This is a good market if you can walk to it! There are a couple fresh fruit and veggie vendors, but the rest is food. (Delicious food though!) They have Thai, sushi, Ono pops, and much more! The library also has a table selling cheap books!


DO go to this market if you:
-  Live in Makiki and can walk there
-  Want to eat dinner
-  Like small markets


DON’T go to this market if you:
-  Hate finding parking
-  Don’t want to eat dinner
-  Want an abundance of fruits and veggies
-  Want other things such as plants, soaps, etc.

4. Manoa Farmer's Market

This market is located in Manoa Marketplace by Safeway and Longs every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 7-11am. 

This is a very small, traditional market with no food vendors. They have such a wide variety of fruits and vegetables at their market, and it differs depending on the day you go. It is a quiet and friendly atmosphere and perfect if you don't like crowds. It is a convenient location because you can walk next-door and finish your grocery shopping at Safeway!

DO go to this market if you:
-  Like small, traditional markets
-  Want fresh fruits, veggies, and herbs
-  Don’t like crowds
-  Want to do your grocery shopping too

DON’T go to this market if you:
-  Want to eat
-  Want a family outing
- Want things other than fresh fruits, veggies, and herbs
-  Don’t like getting up early

Fort St. Farmer's Market

This market is located downtown on Fort Street Mall by Ross and 24 Hr. Fitness. It is every Tuesday and Friday from 7am-2pm.

 This market is perfect if you go to school or work downtown. The hours are longer than any other market, letting you go before work, or even on your lunch break! It is a smaller market but has a great variety of fresh fruits and veggies, and other small vendors that sell food and products. There are some jewelry vendors, bakery vendors, and much more. You will find something new each week!


DO go to this market if you:
Are already downtown at this time
- Want a variety of choices and products
- Want fresh fruits and veggies
- Don’t like crowds
- Want cheap prices


DON’T go to this market if you:
Are not already downtown at this time (parking!)
- Want a family outing
- Want to eat dinner

Kaka'ako Farmer's Market

This market is located in the Ward Warehouse on Auahi St. across from Starbucks, and diagonal from Ward Movie Theaters. It is open Saturdays from 8am-12pm.

This is the newest Farmer's Market in the area! It is in a convenient location with plenty of parking available in the parking garage. There is a wide variety of venders representing different farms, fisheries, restaurants, and much more. There are plenty of fresh fruits and veggies! This market brings a crowd, but a do-able one. It is more crowded than the Honolulu Farmer's Market, but less crowded than the KCC. 

DO go to this market if you:
Want a family outing
- Want fresh fruits and veggies
- Want other products besides fruits and veggies
- Want to eat breakfast/lunch

-Don't mind crowds


DON'T go to this market if you:
Like small, traditional markets
- Don't like crowds

We hope you find a Farmer's Market that is right for you. It is important to buy food locally and support our farmer's so we can increase the demand for fresh, local foods!
For more information on Farmer's Markets in Honolulu and surrounding areas, follow these links:
 


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