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Hilo Farmers Market

Kamehameha Avenue and Mamo Street, Hilo, HI 96720

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4.5 out of 5
36 member's reviews
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  • Hilo Farmers Market
    Andi Fisher
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    4 Mar 20, 2014

    Great spot (Wed and Sat) to get local produce and other artisanal goods for great prices. Support local economy.

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    3 Feb 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.

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    Keane
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    5 Dec 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.

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    Sara Benson
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    4 Oct 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.

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  • Hilo Farmers Market
    Brandi N
    5 Oct 10, 2013

    Fun experience and a great place to get fresh fruit, veggies and all sorts of local goodies. Wednesdays and Saturdays are the big market days, but all the days have some stuff.

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  • Hilo Farmers MarketCommunity ManagerPro 2014
    Yen Phan @GogobotOahu
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    5 Sep 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!

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  • Hilo Farmers Market
    Joanie L
    5 Jun 21, 2013

    Right in the heart of downtown Hilo, visit the Farmer's Market on Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays. Taste local fruits and vegetables and gaze at the gorgeous array of flowers and crafts.

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  • Hilo Farmers Market
    Mike G
    4 Apr 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.

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  • Hilo Farmers Market
    Randall D
    5 Jun 03, 2013

    THE PLACE to be on Wednesday or Saturday morning. Fresh produce, locally grown, and LOTS of local crafts, massage, prepared foods, local art and artisan wares.

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  • Hilo Farmers Market
    Marjie H
    5 May 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!

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Discover the delicious taste of produce grown right on the Hawaiian Islands when you visit the Hilo Farmers Market. Run since 1988, the market features more than 200 sellers who provide topical flowers, handmade gift items, fresh fruits and much more every Wednesday and Sunday. Buy organic Hawaiian honey at one stall, then move to the next area to pick up some coconuts or oranges. For even more variety, check out Second Hand Sundays to find miscellaneous household items for sale. Live music emphasizing the Hawaiian style is also presented at the market for free.
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