Thanks to never-ending sunshine, a year-round growing season, and ample rainfall, Kaua‘i is truly the Garden Isle. The fertile soils of our island’s river valleys and gentle rolling hills provide a bounty of exotic fruits and fresh produce, all of which is brought to you direct at Kaua‘i’s daily Sunshine Markets, run by the island’s farmers, ranchers, and craftsmen. There is a different farmers market Kauai open every day of the week across the island, offering everything from organic produce to local coffee, locally produced honey, and sweet pineapples. Be sure to look for the Kaua‘i Grown and Kaua‘i Made stickers for authentic products and Kauai shopping at the market nearest you!
Farmers Market Kauai: The Marketplace
These open-air markets are set against the rugged beauty of the land that made it all possible. Open nearly 365 days a year, rain or shine, you’ll have no doubt you are in paradise as you stroll the colorful booths, interacting with friendly vendors, and sampling island delicacies like macadamia nuts, chocolate covered bananas, fresh-cut fruit, and delicious baked goods. Each market is unique: some feature only fresh produce, while others focus on fresh prepared foods, and still others make it into a gala affair with local crafts, live music, and local craft beer.
The Best of the Best
Varying in size from roadside stands to massive marketplaces with 50+ vendors, farmers market Kauai are never too far from your travels and adventures. The two largest are both held every Saturday, one in scenic Hanalei and the other in the vibrant community of Līhu‘e.
The Hanalei Farmers’ Market at the Community Center (9:30am-noon) has 23 vendors specializing in local organic produce like specialty lettuce and organic greens. Rows of beautiful fresh fruits like mangoes, guava, pineapple, and more dazzle your senses, and you can enjoy them as is or in a fresh-squeezed tropical juice. Local bakers woo you with specialty breads fresh from the oven, and artisans sell fresh goat cheese, gourmet salts, and much more. An additional 25 vendors offer island crafts and artwork ranging from carvings to woven baskets to fine photography. Sip coconut water from a freshly cut coconut and explore the beautiful offerings in this idyllic setting rated one of Hawai‘i’s best farmers’ markets.
On the southern side of the island, one of the largest weekly markets at Kaua‘i Community College (Sat., 9:30am-1pm) is a must see. Fresh island products like kiawe honey, coffee, and macadamia nuts abound, as well as an incredible array of fresh produce, tropical flowers, and decadent fruits. A fleet of island-inspired food trucks is standing by to feed all your cravings.
Some of the larger vegetable markets are open multiple days, while others “pop-up” one day a week for select offerings. Each offers something unique, so be sure to visit as many as you can. For the complete schedule, visit the markets’ website. Fortunately, all of Ahh! Aloha’s luxury vacation homes are conveniently located near one or more of these amazing markets, making it easy to do some Kauai shopping and stock up on fresh produce and fruit. Bring the spoils of your travels home and prepare a sumptuous feast in your gourmet kitchen, then relax with your favorite island snacks on your lanai during yet another perfect Hawaiian sunset. The choice is yours, so browse our amazing properties and reserve yours today!