The South Kona Green Market


Each region of the island has a market during the week to allow the farmers of Big Island to share their labors directly with the residents and visitors alike. South Kona's Green Market is a great west Hawaii source for a great variety of locally grown fresh-harvested produce, flowers, and even local breads and crafts. Stock up your rentals' kitchen abundantly with the best fresh local produce available, try some fresh Kona coffee, and enjoy free local music performances.

Highlights: As fresh as it gets, South Kona's Green (Farmer's) Market is a great place to stock up on familiar and unfamiliar fruits, veggies and flowers. This market also features prepared foods such as baked breads, as well as locally made crafts, and Live music!
When: South Kona Green Market- Sundays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Captain Cook, Big Island, Hawaii   
Cost: no entry cost, bring lots of small bills such as $1 and $5s and you will be the favorite of many a vendor. Some vendors, especially crafters, take charge cards these days.

The South Kona Green Market is a newer arrival on the fresh market scene, but has quickly become a staple for west Hawaii residents for easy Sunday morning shopping. The dryer climate makes this market more open air, and there is plenty of close parking as the market occupies the terraces below the Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden in town of Captain Cook. The theme of this market is "From the land, by our hand" and you will find very proud farmers and artisans sharing their products. Live music is also present as local musicians perform during the market hours, and there is plenty of free parking.

Local's Tip:

If you see something curious, ask about it. Ask lots of questions! Seriously, this is one of the best sources for "grass roots" exploration of new foods and nutrition.

Contacts: The South Kona Green Market
Address: 82-6160 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, HI 96704   
Phone: 808.323.3318 (for the host garden)

The South Kona Green Market is in Captain Cook, 12 miles south of Kailua-Kona on Highway 11, about 200 yards south of mile marker 110.  The driveway is on the mauka (uphill) side of the highway, across from the Manago Hotel.

Other Big Island Markets:
Hilo Farmers Market
Ph: 808-933-100
Address: 330 Kamehameha Ave. at the cross street named Mamo in downtown Hilo.

Puna District:
Akebono Farmers' Market
Sunday, 7 a.m. 2 p.m.
Akebono Parking Lot, Pahoa
Ph: 808-965-9205

Hamakua Coast:
Laupahoehoe Farmers' Market
Sunday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Makai (ocean) side of Hwy 19 between mile markers 25 and 26 (next to"Minit Stop")
Ph: 808-443-1679

Kohala District:
Waikoloa Village Farmers' Market
Saturday, 7:30 a.m. 1 p.m.
Waikoloa Community Church Parking Lot
68-3625 Paniolo Ave., Waikoloa


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