Skip To Content

    Must Visit Farmer’s Markets Maui

    The Valley Isle’s local food movement is abundant and thriving, and we have our diligent and passionate farmers to thank. To support our local farms is to promote environmental sustainability and health. Savor island-fresh harvests, nourishing juices, all-natural preserves, delicious baked treats and much more at one of these farmers markets.

    CENTRAL MAUI

    Kumu Farms

    Maui Tropical Plantation, Wailuku
    Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

    14847808859_7e5e4f5343_k

    Lilikoi or passion fruit.

    Certified organic, same-day harvests would be all the reasons you need to check out Kumu Farms’ farm stand at the Maui Tropical Plantation. The farms’ 25 acres yield about thirty different crops that include chard, salad mixes, carrots, fennel, beans, beets and kale. Sun-ripened strawberries and non-GMO papayas are big draws, and so are seasonal bounties of lilikois and mangoes.

    Maui Swap Meet

    University of Hawaii, Maui College
    Saturday, 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

    14517726379_05b55d29fa_k

    Swiss chard and other greens.

    Though most visitors beeline to the swap meet for affordable gift-shopping, one will also find about a dozen farm stands at this weekly market in Kahului. Pick up fresh veggies, herbs or try exotic fruits from Shishido Farms, Traje Farms, Rainbow Mushroom and Hong’s Farms to name a few. Not to be missed are gourmet donuts from Donut Dynamite, natural and fructose-free popsicles from Shaka Pops Maui, and a host of food trucks.

    SOUTH MAUI

    Farmers’ Market of Maui-Kihei

    61 South Kihei Road, Kihei
    Monday to Thursday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

    8105040250_301b5570cc_k

    Fresh Maui papayas.

    Near Kihei Canoe Club, this lot is transformed during weekdays into a farmer’s market. Enjoy papayas and pineapples all year, and lilikoi and mangoes during the summer. The organizers also run a commercial kitchen where they prepare and package fresh guacamole, pineapple salsa, and papaya seed dressing.

    UPCOUNTRY

    Kula Country Farms

    Kula Hwy. at Kekaulike Ave, Kula
    Saturday to Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Tuesday to Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

    15036351372_5f018e8a78_k

    A variety of bell peppers.

    The family-run farm’s idyllic setting draws guests for wonderful strawberry picking and its fall annual pumpkin patch. The produce stand is a cornucopia of seasonal vegetables, fruits and flowers, as well as their popular jams (strawberry Hawaiian chili pepper jam, anyone?), syrups and Kula onion barbeque sauce.

    Upcountry Farmers’ Market

    Kula Malu Shopping center
    Saturday, 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

    14850123888_6dad6a8e35_k

    Kula lavender in a bucket.

    Being that Upcountry Maui has one of the most ideal weather and soil to grow crops, this market boasts of prime fruits and produce harvests, as well as lovely flora. Honey, fruit preserves, fresh-baked olive bread, kombucha tea, Thai food, raw and vegan foods, and live music round out this fabulous gathering.

    WEST MAUI

    Napili Farmers Market

    4900 Honoapiilani Hwy., across Napili Plaza
    Wednesday and Saturday, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

    8105011675_7167544dc3_k

    A basket full of avocados.

    From beautiful, organic produce, microgreens and wheatgrass shots from Napiliflo Farm, kombucha tea, fresh juices, fresh eggs and baked goods; this market in Napili highlights some of the best growers and artisans on this side of the Valley Isle.

    Laniupoko Farmers’ Market

    Honoapiilani Hwy. at Launiupoko Beach Park

    Saturday, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

    8105042948_8f1e2bf8d7_k

    Ripe apple bananas.

    Just off of Hwy. 30 and across the beach park, this weekly gathering offers fresh produce and fruits, local eggs, lilikoi butter and honey. There is a also a family-run stand that sells egg salad sandwiches using local ingredients and home-made bread, and green smoothies in mason jars. Baked goodies often include banana bread, haupia purple sweet potato pie with a macadamia nut shortbread crust and ulu (breadfruit) chips.

    Simpli-Fresh Farmers’ Market

    Lahainaluna Rd, just past the bypass
    Tuesday and Thursday, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    5062870934_ff5210aef4_b

    Kadota Figs.

    James “Kimo” Simpliciano, a community-minded farmer and chef, brings fresh, seasonal harvests to the market, and personally tends to this organic farm. Local favorites like lilikoi, papaya, mangoes, kale, beets, tomatoes, herbs, sunflowers and farm-fresh eggs are some of the goodness one might see. The farm also grows beautiful and unexpected crops like white Kadota figs, turmeric, Kabocha squash and Hungarian sweet peppers.

    EAST MAUI

    Hana Fresh Farm Stand

    4590 Hana Hwy, in Hana
    Monday to Friday, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Saturday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Schedule changes seasonally

    8105041558_412119f785_k

    Organic tomatoes.

    This farm stand in heavenly Hana has certified organic tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuces, tropical fruits and herbs, plus baked breads and muffins. Adjacent is a café that serves breakfast and lunch highlighting the farm’s fresh produce and all-natural shave ice.

    Comments are closed.