What to try at a local farmers market in Hawaii

Farmers markets in Hawaii are very popular and fun venues to explore on the islands with different stalls offering fresh produce, snacks and specialty foods including take away foods for you to enjoy on your own or eat on site. Check out what to try at a local farmers market in Hawaii from the obvious to more unusual foods and things you’ll see for sale.

What to try at a local farmers market in Hawaii

Fruits and vegetables at a local Hawaii farmers market

Abundance of tropical fruits and vegetables.

One of the first things you will definitely see a local farmers market in Hawaii are all the amazing tropical fruits and vegetables for sale fresh and harvested that day. When fruits are in season, you’ll find a big range of colorful fruits and vegetables that you maybe haven’t seen from the basic bananas, pineapples, coconuts and papayas. Check out some more of what’s in season now for inspiration and maybe you’ll get a chance to sample some of these exotic seasonal produce before you buy.

Fruits sold at a farmers market in Hilo Hawaii

Tropical fruits grown in Hawaii

Fruit and vegetable vendors tend to congregate in certain spots around the market and you’ll see them easily with all the colorful fruits and veggies for sale and placed in beautiful arrangements.

So, what’s to try beyond the typical bananas, pineapples, papayas and coconuts, check these other exotic fruits below. Be on the lookout for in season lychee, mountain apple, white pineapples, chico or sapote, and yellow mangosteen just to name a few of the more exotic fruits you can buy at the farmers market.

Here’s what’s in season in spring to summer season in Hawaii

Fresh mangoes for sale at the farmers market
Fresh mangoes for sale at the local market




Have you tried any of these before? Make sure you can ask for a sample to see if you really like the fruit. More unusual fruits tend to cost a little more so you can just buy in small amounts to see if you really like it at first

mixed tropical fruits for sale at a Hawaii farmers market

delicious mountain apples at the farmers market in Hawaii
Delicious mountain apples at the farmers market in Hawaii

Mangosteen and guavas for sale at the market
Mangosteen and guavas for sale at the market

Purple mangosteen at the farmers market
Purple mangosteen at the farmers market

Variety of different passion fruits for sale at the farmers market
A variety of different passion fruit for sale at the market

Sweet longan fruit at the Hilo market for sale
Sweet longan fruit at the Hilo market for sale

Veggie food stall at a local farmers market in Hawaii

Check out all the beautiful veggies grown in Hawaii

You’ll see that veggies are also well represented along with some unusual varieties of veggies grown to cater to more local or exotic ingredients to dishes that are made on the islands. Check out all these displays and some of the more unusual greens below

Fresh ulu for sale at a farmers market in Hilo

What else can you find at a local farmers market here

Fresh banana bread for sale at the farmers market

Maybe some breads or desserts might pique your interest?

There’s always someone selling some delicious breads and pastries at a farmers market. Just out of the oven, fresh and delicious to take home or even eat on the spot for those that can’t wait another second. How about some locally made banana or mango bread or some sticky Filipino mochi style desserts for sale below.

Hand made mochi for sale at the farmers market

Made in Hawaii products to eat

There will be some vendors that sell prepared foods, snacks and desserts to go and you will definitely enjoy some of the specialty foods made from the the area. How about some delicious locally made mochi in a variety of flavors?

Specialty food vendors also can sell some finished goods or made in Hawaii products like honey, jams, juices, locally made chocolates from cacao and local nuts like macadamia, cashew or peanuts used into cookies, candies and or snacking items.

Tropical flowers for sale at a farmers market

Some beautiful tropical flowers or tropical plants for sale

As you can see farmers markets are very colorful with all the plant and flower vendors selling beautiful arrangements of tropical flowers and plants. It’s fun to check out all the exotic plants and maybe take home to enjoy or even give as gifts. Fortunately flowers from Hawaii can be mailed or hand carried with you to take home as a souvenir or gift with a simple inspection process from the ag department.

Tropical flowers for sale at the HIlo Farmers market
Tropical flowers for sale at the HIlo Farmers market

food bento boxes for sale at the farmers market in Hawaii

Delicious local food to go at the farmers market

Of course you’ll find some food trucks or local vendors selling some delicious take away foods, bento boxes or plate lunches for sale at the farmers market or if you are craving something to eat right away. Some vendors also might be selling you food made to order and hot.

There’s always variety of take-home foods to go with food trucks, food stalls and other small stands selling a variety of local food favorite dishes from the area. Check out some of these specialties below on what you may find for sale at the local market.

Tasty musubi rolls for sale and cheap
Tasty musubi rolls for sale and cheap

crispy fried bananas for sale at the farmers market in Hawaii
crispy fried bananas for sale at the farmers market

Delicious noodle dishes servings to go
Delicious noodle dishes servings to go

Food trucks and hot foods to go
Food trucks and freshly made hot foods to go

Food courts or little take away places serving meals
Food courts or little take away places serving meals

Where to find a local market in Hawaii

Every island has farmers markets selling at different days and locations on each island. Check out where to find your local market based on the island below.

Makuu market on the BIg Island

Local farmers markets in Oahu

Local farmers markets in Maui

Local farmers markets on the Big Island

Local farmers markets in Kauai

Local farmers markets in Molokai

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