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Jul 29, 2013 01:29 PM

Hawaii Island Farmer's Markets and CSA's

Hawaii Homegrown Food Network has a great website that includes an impressive list of about 30 Big Island farmer's markets and 10 CSA's.

Lots of other interesting info on their website.

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  1. the Hilo Farmer's market is great any time, but on Sunday's its amazing. most of the food stalls are on the north side of the street, same as other days, but the other wares available are extensive. I also like the farmer's market in Volcano Village.

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    1. re: KaimukiMan

      KaimukiMan: that surprises me to read. I always thought Wednesday and Saturday were the best days? The HFM website says 'over 200 Farmers and Crafters' W and S vs 'over 30' on the other days. So, I am curious, from a food perspective which is your favorite day (hey, have to plan my time on that side of the Island for my next trip :-). Mahalo!

      1. re: susancinsf

        Susan, i had to re-read my answer three times to see what you were talking about. My bad, i typed Sunday when I should have typed Saturday for the Hilo Market. Sunday is the market in Volcano. Thanks for catching that.

        1. re: KaimukiMan

          Thanks! I wondered if it was just a typo. the plan next trip is to be sure to be in or around Hilo/Volcano on both Saturday and Sunday, and hit both!

          1. re: susancinsf

            And don't forget that Moonstruck Patisserie is just a short 2-block walk from the Hilo Market, at 15 Furneaux Lane. The desserts and pastries there are much better than those available at the Farmers Market. The coffee served is a real great blend of Puna coffee. Too bad there are only four tables in the place.

      2. re: KaimukiMan

        The Saturday Hilo market is big enough that you can find good stuff all morning, maybe even into the afternoon, but be aware that the Volcano market on Sunday starts quite early (7 or 7:30) and is pretty much winding down by 9am. Definitely worth it if you are an early riser, but liable to disappoint if you are late.