When you are on vacation, eating healthy can sometimes be a really tough challenge. Especially in Hawaii where there is ample great tasty food surrounding you 24-7, you have a hard time staying on track of eating healthy. If you are going to eat a lot, why don’t you at least try eating locally and healthy from the farmers market then? There, you will not only find great locally grown food, but you will also meet with the friendly locals who are behind these products. Almost every day there is a farmer’s market happening in Honolulu. Kaka’ako Farmers’ Market is one of these. It is held every Saturday at Ward Warehouse mall in Ward district across the movie theater.
Interact with the local farmers in this intimate market!
Kaka’ako Farmers’ Market is smaller in scale compared to other farmers’ markets in Honolulu. However, because of this more intimate setting, you get to interact face-to-face with those who produce the local food and products. If you are one of those who enjoy having conversations and getting local interactions, this is the farmers’ market to be. You will not only get satisfying experience as a customer, but you may also find interesting connections, which could potentially make your vacation even more exciting, such as finding a surf instructor!
Enjoy fresh local vegetables and fruits!
At Kaka’ako Farmers’ Market, you find plenty of locally grown vegetables and fruits. There are also beautiful local flowers such as sunflowers and many tropical flowers, which will simply brighten your face. The farmers’ market starts at 8:00 a.m. and finishes at 12:00 p.m., so if you are looking for your Saturday breakfast or brunch, you can find your meal there. You can take your food home, or if you prefer, you can also simply sit at one of the chairs while listening to live music being played at the center of the farmers’ market. Whatever you choose to do, you get to enjoy a slow and relaxing Saturday morning.
Beautiful Shell accessories from Sunrise Shells Hawaii
Apart from the food, there are also local crafts, which are specific of Hawaii. Sunrise Shells Hawaii is a good example. This is a shell accessory company ran by a local Hawaiian family: the mother and daughter look after the store while the two sons make the accessories. These are popular among Hawaii locals, and especially among surfers. They are also gaining popularity in other countries, as they have been featured in Japanese magazines. Thus, at Kaka’ako Farmers’ Market, you can also find a souvenir for a friend or a family member who might be jealous of your trip to Hawaii.
Going to a farmer’s market is a great way to experience local culture wherever you travel to. It is definitely the case in Hawaii where you find not only tasty local food, but also meet great locals who could introduce you to things you cannot find in your travel book. Kaka’ako Famers’ Market is great in the sense that its small scale allows you to have a lot more one-on-one interactions with the engaging and friendly vendors, who are naturally willing to make your Saturday more eventful and memorable.
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