I had so much fun today stopping by the farmer’s market in sunny (and windy, a.k.a. “Waiko-blow-a”) Waikoloa Village!
Everyone there was laughing and sharing (talking story) about our community and fun things to do, like Auntie Marjorie’s ukulele classes performing and Danny Akaka’s upcoming Talk Story at the Mauna Lani Resort. Why are Hawaii’s farmer’s markets so cool? Because it is where we gather, share, learn, and find community!
Pictured here front (left to right): Merna Joan Watta, Viki Mann-Hauer, puppy, and Annie; back row: attendees
Besides meeting nice folks, this small farmer’s market is a good place to find flowers, produce, and hand crafted goods! Many locals make the markets a weekly “must do” to stock their pantry and refrigerator.
Two very popular markets with a huge array of the works of art, crafts, edibles, and the freshest flowers and produce can be found 20-25 minutes from Waikoloa Village in Waimea on Saturdays.
Please…you’ve just gotta try breakfast while you’re there! Or head to the markets in Kailua-Kona town, (Hale Halawai, Wed-Sun) or downtown Hilo! Even the resort shops have introduced farmers’ markets – Wednesdays at King’s Shops Waikoloa Beach Resort.
I hope to bump into you at the market! Don’t make me arm wrestle you for that last coconut macaroon. :-)