Whether you're a local looking for groceries for a week or a tourist in need of a supremely ripe pineapple, Hawaii farmers markets are a great find. If you're a visitor be warned: farmers markets in Hawaii have a start time and people tend to line up for them. At the drop of a rope or opening of a gate they hurry - even run - to the most sought-after items. It makes them the most entertaining farmers markets I've ever been to!
See a typical visit to the Hilo farmers market on the Big Island, which features over 100 local farmers and craftspeople every Wednesday and Saturday "from dawn 'til it's gone."
Waimea Farmers Markets (Big Island)
Waimea, the small upland town of around 10,000 people, manages to support two weekly farmers markets every Saturday morning. The Waimea Town Farmers Market on the lawn next to the Parker School on Lindsey Road and the Waimea Homestead Farmers Market on the Mamalahoa Highway (mile marker 55).