While visiting Kona one of the best things to do is to jump on the Hoku Nui for a snorkel or manta ray tour in the pristine waters off the West Coast of Hawaii. Later you can treat yourself to a visit to a farmer’s market in Kona and explore the freshest produce and enjoy a local experience. Big Island Guide on the Kona farmer’s markets.
Overview of Kona Farmers Markets
With the Kona area climate influencing some of the most productive soil in the world for growers, and a community supportive of local artisans and craftsmen, the region offers a multitude of farmers markets for the consumer to enjoy. By definition a farmers market is intended to connect farmers directly to consumers, so to find the freshest produce and give straight back to the community, come out and enjoy one of Kona’s many bountiful farmers markets.
Keauhou Farmers Market – Keauhou Shopping Center
Saturdays 8am – Noon
Keauhou Shopping Center
78-6831 Alii Drive
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Managed by The Kona County Farm Bureau, their tag line: “Know your Farmer. Know Your Food.” says it all. 100% Big Island grown and produced, this market offers solely local farmers produce: honey, flowers, Kona coffee, macadamia nuts, meats, eggs, handmade breads, jams and more. The Kona County Farm Bureau is “committed to the growth of more community-oriented food systems that serve to advance island prosperity.”
Kailua-Kona Village Farmers Market
Wednesdays through Sundays 7am – 4pm
Located across from Hale Halawai,
Corner of Alii Drive and Hualalai Road
Kailua-Kona HI 96740
Up until the late 1900s, Kailua-Kona was primarily a small fishing village and the main street (Alii Drive) still holds much of that village charm. The Kona area is rich in history, art, and renowned for its fresh produce: coffee, flowers, exotic fruits and vegetables. The Kailua Kona Farmers Market celebrates the history and bounty of the Kona area.
With a mix of everything for the senses, the market offers fresh produce, flowers and leis, carved wooden sculptures and bowls, jewelry and art, as well as artisan and novelty items. For the shopper interested in finding that special something for every member of the family, this is your one-stop shopping destination.
Ho’oulu Community Farmers Market & Artisans Fair
Wednesdays 9am – 2pm
Outrigger Kona Resort
78-128 Ehukai Street
Kailua-Kona HI 96740
In Hawaiian, the word “Ho’oulu” means ‘to grow’ and at the Outrigger Kona Resort at Keauhou Bay every Wednesday you can experience a large resource of growers of local produce and coffee, artisan creations and musical entertainment to serenade you while you shop. The history of this market began when the Cultural Director of the Keauhou Beach Resort, Kumu Keala Ching was asked to bring the community together to seek the wonders of ancient Hawaii and its visitors looking to experience Hawaii’s cultural wealth and plentiful harvest. On November 7, 2012 when the Keauhou Beach Resort closed for a planned cultural center, the Ho’oulu Community Farmer’s Market was relocated to the Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay (the Sheraton at that time). This Kona Farmers Market has the goal of supporting farmers from Hawai’i Island and Made in Hawaii Arts and Crafts.