Fresh, Fruitful, and Flourishing: 8 Maui Farmers Markets

Posted by Staff Writer on Friday, January 22nd, 2021 at 2:21pm

Believe it or not, there are parts of Maui’s beauty that are still undiscovered gems. Beyond the towering waterfalls, sweeping cliffsides, and warm shorelines lies even more than meets the eye. You might be surprised to discover that one of the most abundant communities of local farmers lies right in our backyard! From vibrant green vegetables, tropical fruits that are dripping in flavor, and grass-fed rich in flavor meats, Maui farms have it all. Today, we’ve gathered our most favored way to experience all of this fresh farm goodness in one place. Maui farmers markets. What better way to feed your ohana, take back the freshest souvenirs, or maybe just experience something new on the island? Experience farm fresh food and goodies that were probably grown and prepped less than 20 miles from where you can purchase it for your kitchen. 

Maui’s farmers market scene is famous for its diversity, boasting everything from homemade mango bread, cheeses, jams and jellies, roasted meats to fresh seafood, and guava butter. There is nothing more delicious than indulging in the rich and ripe dishes that keep Maui’s farms sustainable. With farmer's markets all over the island to choose from, you are destined to find yourself becoming a “regular” at one soon.

 

Right across Kahului harbor, Maui Swap Meet is decorated with beautiful crafts and local artwork that complement the ono produce you’ll find along the way. Tucked in Wailuku, Kumu Farms is famous for their sweet and tender papayas that make any weekend trip completely worth it. Queen Ka’ahumanu is a one-stop-shop for all your weekend shopping needs including locally grown produce like melons, lychee, countless avocados, and rich berries. On the south side, Kihei farmer’s market has their show-stopping lilikoi's, freshly made pineapple salsa, guacamole, and “Maui famous” papaya seed dressing. Even all the way in East Maui lies Hana Fresh Farm Stand that has people from all over the world stopping for their locally made breakfast menu, fresh fruit smoothies, plethora of herbs, Maui coffee, and more.

Needless to say, Maui has more to see and taste than we can experience in a lifetime. On your next trip to Maui, check out these booming farmer's markets and experience Maui’s fresh local produce at the tip of your fingers. 

*Please be sure to visit the farmers market’s website for updated hours and COVID safety protocols. 

 

Maui Swap Meet

Saturdays, 6 a.m.–1 p.m.

University of Hawaii, Maui College

 

Maui's Fresh Produce Farmers Market

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center

 

Kumu Farms

Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.– 4 p.m.

Maui Tropical Plantation

Upcountry Farmers Market

Saturdays, 7 a.m.–noon

Pukalani Longs Drugs at Kulamalu

 

Napili Farmers Market

Wednesday and Saturday, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

4900 Honoapiilani Hwy.

 

Farmers Market of Maui-Kihei

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Suda Store

 

Ono Organic Farms Farmers Market

All day Monday, Thursday

Hasegawa General Store

 

Hana Fresh

Mondays, 3 p.m.–6 p.m.

Thursdays, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Saturdays, 7:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Hana Medical Center

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