The first row of vendors had a few farmers with produce, as well as some food vendors. There was even a coconut booth, Hawaii Roots and Branches! This man, Hanz, sells coconut juice in the coconut itself or by the jar. It reminded me of my childhood when my parents bought me coconut juice just like that. If you can see in the picture, you can drink it straight from the coconut. What he does is chop off the top and cuts a hole into the meat, sticks a straw in, and voila! You can drink it!
Since Kevin and I did a lap around before returning to vendors we wanted to speak with, I decided to wait before I bought myself a coconut. But then, I got distracted by a coffee stand and bought coffee, entirely forgetting that I meant to buy a coconut drink! So…no coconut juice for me. ::sad face::
This row had also had the biggest jackfruit I’ve ever seen.
As you read, Kevin opted for tacos for breakfast because he just likes to eat tacos for breakfast, I guess.
Meanwhile, I opted for coffee.
What I liked about KailuaTown Farmers’ Market is how family-friendly it is. I don’t have kids, but I have a lot of friends and family who do. So I thought this was a nice touch to make this a more family-oriented destination.
There was also a Keiki (child/children in Hawaiian) Korner tent set up on the side. Also, since the market was held at the school, many parents brought their kids over to the playground. Family-friendly indeed!
We found a tent that served honey slush, kind of like ice cream, kind of like shave ice. Kevin got a honey pina colada. The owners of this business have a bee farm out in Wai’anae and don’t have an actual storefront. They travel to farmers markets to sell their products, as well as use a bicycle cart and as they explained, “Ride it up and down the North Shore.” Cool to check out. The honey really enhances the flavor!
The first vendor we talked to was Dale of Hippy Chic Designs. She makes belts, wallets, and dog leashes among other things. Her Hippy Chic Design products are on the left of the picture.On the right side of the picture is her HERO designs. These are belts, key chains, and wallets she makes out of recycled fire hoses.
And that’s a wrap for me at the KailuaTown Farmers’ Market. Sorry about my lousy camera work. I’m still trying to get better at it.
If you are interested, here’s a bit more information about the market. Kailua actually has two farmers’ markets. Kailua Farmers’ Market is on Thursday nights in the parking lot of Kailua Town Center, from 5pm to 7pm.
Kailua Elementary School, from 8am to 12pm. Parking for the KailuaTown Farmers’ Market is on the school campus, but there is limited spacing. I think you can also park next door at the Kailua Recreation Center. There’s also street parking that is free on Sundays.