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Oahu farmers markets, fruits & veggies?

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Tatania Jul 30, 2006 02:27 PM

First trip to Oahu, and I would be grateful for any tips about especially good places to get local produce and fruits. So excited about Romy's, Ono's, Helena's, et al!

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    rc50 Aug 8, 2006 06:05 PM

    Hope this post isn't too late. Kapiolani Community College at the base of Diamond Head has a great open market where they sell fruits, veggies and prepared foods and treats. Lots of free parking and you can go hiking in Diamond Head after checking out the open market! The open market is held Saturday mornings from about 8 to 11am. Go early to get the best selection. If you have a sweet tooth there are several bakery type items that you can't get at a store type location.

    Aloha and enjoy!

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      Tatania Aug 1, 2006 12:49 AM

      Thank you, Sambrada! This is just what I was looking for. And thanks for the safety heads-up. Must be extremely easy pickings for muggers with all the poke-dazed tourists.

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        sambrada Jul 31, 2006 07:00 PM

        There are a number of "open markets" sponsored by the city, usually at neighborhood parks in the morning hours.
        The link:
        http://www.co.honolulu.hi.us/parks/programs/pom/

        Chinatown is another colorful place to check out, with the usual caveats about being aware of the people around you, and not venturing too far from the main streets.
        The link:
        http://www.chinatownhi.com/markets.asp

        There are also a number of restaurants in the area:
        http://www.chinatownhi.com/eatchina.asp

        ***Note that this is posted by a homesick Hawaiian (3 years in SoCal so far), so any listings may not be current.
        Good luck, be careful, and enjoy. Aloha!

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