As soon as we got off the plane in Hilo, we headed straight to the Hilo Farmer’s Market, a must-stop destination on your next visit to the east side of the Big Island.
Though the market is open daily — on the corner of Mamo Street and Kamehameha Avenue in downtown Hilo — the days to go are Wednesdays and Saturdays, when more than 200 vendors on three corners show up, selling everything from Big Island coffee, locally grown produce, honey, crafts, jams, prepared foods and tropical flowers.
Here’s a peek inside:
Hilo Farmer's Market
Hilo Farmer’s Market, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Phone: (808) 933-1000
Cuz the girl in pic # 13 (in red), i had to do a double take looks alot like Loretta ?? anyway great pics wish we had all that good food here 🙁
Yep, totally! She didn’t look like Loretta in person, though, but I can see the resemblance!
For some reason picture number 16 was the bell ringer for me. Been craving Spam Musubi lately.
Speaking of which, check out https://www.youtube.com/user/KINGSOFKAUKAU later. They’re going to have the world’s biggest Spam musubi.
I wish I could go!! I have a sarong that I bought there a few years ago. It is the most beautiful one I have seen. What amazing vegetables.
I didn’t spend a lot of time at the other tents because I was so mesmerized by all the gorgeous fruits and veggies! Plus, had free samples. 🙂
my favorite city in the world.
I’m actually a big fan of Hilo — even though my mom and boyfriend are both from Kona. Oh, well. Hilo rules 🙂
my dad’s from Hilo and my mom’s family on both sides are from Hilo (even though they met/moved to Honolulu)
Hello Cat, the last time I was at the Farmers Market it was raining, looks like you had good weather.
That was funny!
It was raining off and on, actually, Smart they put up tents!
hi cat.. i just saw a pic that a friend forwarded from one of your blogs.. of the hilo farmers market, the pic of my fiance Jane holding up the plate of dried bananas came out very clear and nice, thank you.. i hope you enjoyed your trip that day..also im trying to get my name out.. if you can maybe do some drop ins to Oahu local candy shops , maybe your fame can help link me up with some business, so i can send out my dried bananas? Bigisland Candies Might make a deal here with me soon.. i hope 🙂
I have another one of her, actually. She was so sweet! Small world!
Love your dried bananas. Where else are you selling them?
Thanks for the nice little feature. Glad to hear you enjoyed the cinnamon rolls. Stop by and see us again when you are in town.
Papa’a Palaoa Bakery
I really want to try those English muffins! Next time, for sure!
Thanks for the plug. Hope you had a chance to try the Ka’u coffee while you were there.
I tried anything with caffeine! 🙂
Great job on The Cat Chat BTW!