The Hawaiian Islands have seen a huge boost of farmers markets in the last five years, as locals work towards a sustainable future. And Kauai is home to a high number of them.
On an island that imports over 85% of its food and goods, it's important to buy and eat local. Thankfully, local handmade crafts and locally grown produce can be found island-wide at the various Sunshine Farmers Markets. These events take place every day of the week.
Local and organic produce — Photo courtesy of Natalie Maynor
At Sunshine Farmers Markets, you'll find food to take home and prepare, as well as ready-made meals, clothing, jewelry and other crafts These markets are a perfect place for souvenir and gift shopping; you'll find an abundance of unique and beautiful handmade goods found nowhere else. Be sure to bring a reusable shopping bag when visiting.
The markets also serve as a really great place to socialize.
Below is a listing with locations, days and times of the Sunshine Farmers Markets in Kauai:
- Koloa at Koloa Ball Park (located off of Maluhia Road) - Mondays at 12 noon
- Kalaheo at Kalaheo Neighborhood Center (located on Papalina Road, off Kaumualii Highway) - Tuesdays at 3 p.m.
- Kapaa at Kapaa New Town Park (located on Kahau Street) - Wednesdays at 3 p.m.
- Hanapepe at Hanapepe Park - Thursdays at 3 p.m.
- Kilauea at Kilauea Neighborhood Center - Thursdays at 4:30 p.m.
- Lihu'e at Vidinha Stadium (located on Hoolako Road) - Fridays at 3 p.m.
- Kekaha at Kekaha Neighborhood Center (located on Elepaio Road) - Saturdays at 9 a.m.
Kauai markets offer unique finds. — Photo courtesy of Natalie Maynor