When visiting Waikiki, it’s tremendous fun to experience locally produced foods and goods. Just outside of Waikiki there are three weekly farmers markets (“Open” or “Peoples” Markets as the locals say) that you can browse and shop at. Each market is located in a separate spot and they all open on different days, so read on to learn more about what each one has to offer.
1. Honolulu Farmers Market
- Open: Wednesdays from 4:00 – 7:00 PM
- Location: Neal S. Blaisdell Center
With over 30 vendors with products ranging from coffee to boba tea to dog treats, there’s an incredible variety of thing to check out at the Honolulu Farmers Market sponsored by the Hawaii Farm Bureau. Not only is everything found at this farmers market exciting and delicious (minus the dog treats for people), but many of the vendors have superbly charming names to match the appeal of their products. Sweet Revenge, for example, is a vendor that bakes delicious homemade pies from seasonal, locally sourced fruits and vegetables.
Check out the Honolulu Farmers Market website to see more vendors from this delightful market!
2. KCC Farmers Market
- Open: Saturdays from 7:30 – 11:00 AM
- Location: Kapiolani Community College – Parking Lot B
KCC Farmers Market won the KITV4 Best of Hawaii competition for both 2020 and 2021. With over 75 vendors stocking this massive market, it’s easy to see why. You’ll see a lot of familiar faces and displays here as you would at the Honolulu Farmers Market, but also just a ton more options to explore and delicious places to eat at. One great item that’s sold by several different vendors is honey! As many as five separate vendors have this golden goo available for purchase along with jams and jellies made from local fruits. There’s also more than just edible products at KCC, as you can find locally produced skin care products such as sunscreens and lotions at a few booths.
Check out the KCC Farmers Market website to browse all the vendors and discover why this market has earned its many awards!
3. FarmLovers Markets
Last up for our farmers markets near Waikiki are the several markets put on by FarmLovers Markets. That name really does ring true as FarmLovers puts on four separate markets across Oahu, and they take place at different times of the week. Two of their markets, Kaka’ako and Pearlridge, each take place on Saturday from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Their Kailua Town Farmers Market takes place at the same time, but on Sundays. Finally, their Hale’iwa Farmers Market takes place on Thursdays from 2:00 – 6:00 PM. In addition to their vendors, which are similar to the Honolulu and KCC markets, all the FarmLovers Markets put on specialty events such as the June Coffee & Cacao Festival, or the Hula Fundraiser in December. Be sure to keep an eye on their news page so you can visit on one of those exciting event days.
Check out the FarmLovers Market website to learn more about each market as well as stay up-to-date on their news and blogs.
And that’s it for our recommendations of three great farmers markets near Waikiki to check out during your Oahu vacation! Be sure to check out the website for each farmers market to find out which one is best for your shopping needs. Then, go out at have fun mingling and shopping with the welcoming local community!
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