Big Island - farmers markets and fresh fish?
- firecooked Mar 22, 2009 12:00 PM
We will be visiting the Big Island and renting a house in the Hawi area. I'm looking forward to cooking with locally sourced foods. I have list of farmers markets, but just day's and time -- looking for more recommendations on what to look for where, also wondering where I could find fresh fish, maybe even some lamb or beef.
Suisan in Hilo is your best bet for fresh fish.
93 Lihiwai St
Hilo, HI 96720
Don't worry too much about having a plan of attack for the Hilo market; you're sure to find what you're looking for, and a few surprises too. The Sunday Maku'u market in Puna is worth checking out - not so much for fresh foods, but the prepared foods are outstanding!
I do suggest you talk to the vendors at the market so that you know where your food is coming from; we've seen a few re-selling items from CostCo's bulk packages, unfortunately.
The NELHA Farmer's fish market continues to be held the last Friday of the month. There was one yesterday. It remains a wildly popular event support by both the Locals and visitors.
Beside the fresh fish /seafood ...there are freshly made sausages from Island Thyme Sausages.