Oahu Farmers Markets

By Brandi-Ann Uyemura

oahu farmers market

Rambutan at the KCC Farmers Market on Saturday mornings near Diamond Head. Photo courtesy of Rosa Say via flickr.

Oahu farmers markets are sprouting up everywhere offering fresh produce and homemade treats with local flavor. Here are ten shopping stops worth making.

Kailua, Oahu Farmers Markets

609 Kailua Rd., Located in parking lot by Longs
Thursdays, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Kailua Elementary School
Sundays, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Hawaiian hardwood cutting boards at the Sunday morning market. Photo courtesy of Napua Heen.

Kailua has two farmer’s markets during the week. Whether you decide to visit its larger market on Thursdays in front of Whole Foods or its smaller, but still charming Sunday morning market at Kailua elementary school, both feature some of the best local products the island has to offer.

Pearlridge

corner of Kamehameha Hwy. & Pali Momi St.
Saturdays, 8:00 am – 12:00 noon

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Photo courtesy of Napua Heen.

You’ll find vendors from the West side here who showcase sweet treats like mochi (Japanese sweet rice cakes) and trendy tropical infused lemonades.

KCC, Diamond Head

Kapiolani Community College 4303 Diamond Head Rd.
Saturdays, 7:30 am – 11:00 am

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Photo courtesy of Rosa Say via flickr.

Located in the parking lot of Kapiolani Community College, this large sprawl of local vendors is like an outdoor shopping mall for the foodie and many make this their hotspot for Saturday brunch.

Honolulu

777 Ward Ave.
Wednesdays, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Photo courtesy of Kanu Hawaii via flickr.

If you’re in the area to watch a show at the Neil Blaisdell Center on a Wednesday evening, this is the place to go to grab something fast, fresh and flavorful.

Haleiwa

Beautiful Waimea Valley 59-864 Kamehameha Hwy
Thursdays, 2:00-6:00 pm

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Photo courtesy of Eugene Kim via flickr.

It’s worth the drive to North Shore for the views alone, but you won’t be disappointed by the market’s array of locally grown produce and handmade crafts located at Waimea Valley.

Kakaako Farmers Market

Ward Warehouse
Saturdays, 8:00 am – 12:00 noon

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Photo courtesy of Chie Gondo via flickr.

Conveniently situated in the Ward Warehouse shopping center, you can sample seasonal produce, devour local dishes while listening to live music, and then go shopping after.

King’s Village

131 Kaiulani Ave, Honolulu
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Photo courtesy of The Mitzikin Revolution via flickr.

If you don’t have a lot of time, but are in Waikiki and searching for something delectable before you head to the beach, check out this small, but bountiful market.

Waialua

Waialua Sugar Mill, 67-106 Kealohanui St.
Saturdays 8:30 a.m. to 12 Noon

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Take a North Shore Soap Factory Tour. Photo courtesy of Hidetsugu Tonomura via flickr.

For a casual country experience, head out to the Old Waialua Sugar Mill on a Saturday to pick up North Shore goodies, affordable produce and while you’re here check out the historical mill and North Shore Soap Factory.

Manoa Farmers Market

2851 E Manoa Rd, Honolulu
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays, 7:00 am – 11:00 am

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Pineapples, papayas, and bananas in Manoa. Photo courtesy of Kanaka Menehune via flickr.

If you’re hiking up Manoa Falls, stop by this small community market to peruse an array of tropical fruits and vegetables.

Kekaulike Market

Located in the heart of China Town at Kekaulike St. between N. King St. and N. Hotel Street.
Mondays to Saturdays, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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A variety of veggies at the colorful Kekaulike Market. Photo courtesy of Prayitno via flickr.

This Chinatown location is perfect for bargain hunters and adventurous foodies looking for fresh meats, seafood, and Asian produce.

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