Hilo Farmers Market
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Member Reviews (36)
- Hilo Farmers MarketMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Feb 01, 2014
I'm a fan of farmers markets and the one in Hilo is small, though it is on of the biggest in Eastern Hawaii. The market is okay, if your a tourist or backpacker planning to cook your own food during your time in Hilo it is a great place to get good prices on produce. Unfortunately, most of the vendors have all the same items available and from what I can tell most of those items are imported and not locally grown.Recommended for:
- Hilo Farmers MarketCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Dec 09, 2013
The Hilo Farmers Market is an unpretentious market with fresh local produce and great prices. I purchased nine papayas for only $2 (about as much as one arm could carry). Service was really friendly and there are plenty of produce to buy. It's not very large, so I wouldn't imagine anyone spending longer than thirty minutes here if they already know what they want.Recommended for:
- Hilo Farmers MarketMember ofWellnessGreen TravelersStudents+ 1Oct 20, 2013
You've got to choose your tropical fruit carefully and haggle a little over prices at this popular downtown farmers market. Avoid the GMO produce and look for island-raised mangos, papayas, apple bananas and more. The market usually happens twice weekly, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, year-round. Show up early for the best selection, of course.Recommended for:
- Hilo Farmers MarketCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Sep 10, 2013
One of the largest farmers' market on da island! Come here for fresh local organic and cheap fruits and vegetables. You can also find vendors selling honey, drinks, food, and craft items. Bring your reusable bags and containers to help reduce waste!Recommended for:
- Hilo Farmers MarketApr 02, 2014
While open every day, this market is really great on Saturday. This is the place to purchase fresh flowers for your stay on the Big Island (usually $5.00 for a huge bunch). This is also the place to buy a large variety of fresh tropical fruits (papayas, mangos, pineapples, rambutan, durian, avocados, passion fruit, soursop, lychee, coconuts, apple bananas, etc.) and vegetables (lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, strawberries). Ask for samples before buying and negotiate for the best deal. There is also a tourist and handmade craft market across the street for souvenirs to take home.
- Hilo Farmers MarketMay 25, 2013
A fantastic Farmer's Market, having every kind of fresh tropical fruit imaginable! Vendors sell everything from hand-crafted t-shirts and beautiful teak bowls to great goat cheese, fresh salsa, and of course, almost every vegetable you can think of. We have gone on Saturday; check to find out other days that it may be open. Well worth a visit on a trip down to the volcanoes!