Kaua’i Farmers Markets
Nicknamed the Garden Isle, Kaua’i is known for its rich flora and fauna. From the cascading waterfalls of Hanalei to the misty cliffs of the Na Pali Coast, Kaua’i is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on earth. Its rich climate is what makes it so ideal for farming.
Throughout the island, you’ll find vendors scattered alongside the roads and small stands in residential areas. Many of these stands will carry flowers, citrus, apple bananas, macadamia nuts, or whatever happens to be growing in their yard at the time.
The larger farmers markets are held Monday-Saturday in high traffic areas and are filled with fresh exotic fruits and vegetables. Specialty items include fresh prawns, macadamia nuts, honey, baked goods, seasonings, and even plant starters.
Here are a few market tips:
- bring reusable bags
- have cash on hand (most of the vendors only accept cash)
- bring an umbrella or jacket in case it rains (the markets operate rain or shine)
- vendors carry seasonal items (specialty fruits like mango are not always available)
Buying locally is a great way to help support the island and to ensure a more sustainable future. The last time Hawai’i grew enough food to sustain itself was in the 1960’s but strong efforts are being made to change this. Progress is seen across all islands heavily in the tourism and agricultural industries. Na Pali Pirates included has joined the efforts and are now recognized as an eco tour with zero single use plastic on our boats.
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