INTEREST IN LOCAL FARMERS’ MARKET GROWS
There are quite a few reasons why people love a Hawaiian getaway – the mesmerizing scenery, year-round warm weather, the exotic mixture of cultures and the delicious local delicacies.
On your next Hawaii vacation take a bite into the best the islands have to offer at one of many farmers’ markets across Oahu. One of our favorite markets to sip on fresh Hawaii-grown coffee while indulging in a selection of freshly baked goods is the Kapiolani Community College (KCC) Farmers’ Market – the island’s largest farmer’s market.
Borrow a free straw mat and relax in the shade of a tree while savoring your foodie finds. Nestled right next to Oahu’s famous Diamond Head, the view from atop KCC’s campus is spectacular. Grab some ready-made treats to take back to your hotel room or produce from Oahu’s top farms to cook up a meal at your condo.
Held every Saturday morning from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., the KCC Farmer’s Market is well known as a fun family activity with goodies that are sure to satisfy everyone’s taste. No reservations are needed to access their rows of delightful products made by local vendors like Kukui Sausage Company, Pacifikool Island Ginger Ale, ‘Nalo Farms, and much more!
Keep Your Cool
The sun is not shy here in Hawaii, and one of our favorite ways to keep cool is by picking up a cup of freshly made juice! You will have no problem finding a juice stand ready to squeeze and serve fresh fruit juices. And if the heat gets to you, don’t go nuts – have a coconut! Vendors here will offer to cut open a large coconut so you can enjoy coconut water straight from the source.
And nothing beats the heat like an ice-cold lemonade. One of our fave lemonade stands is ‘Nalo Made Lemonade, ladling up cups of the sweet stuff in their iconic souvenir mason jars.
If all that walking is making you hungry you’ve come to the right place! The North Shore Cattle Company offers organic, grass fed beef served a variety of ways including fresh burgers and lunch plates. Kukui Sausage Company is another booth that won’t disappoint, with their homemade sausages featured in hot-off-the-grill hot dogs and chorizo.
Funky and Fresh
And what would a farmer’s market be without farm-fresh produce? Some of the best local produce can be found at this farmers’ market from produce basics – like zucchini, tomatoes, lettuce – to more exotic fare like dragon fruit, star fruit, and mountain apples.
Is your mouth watering yet? To learn more about the KCC Farmers’ Market and other farmers markets across Oahu click here.