Keauhou Farmer’s Market is a dynamic open-air marketplace that takes place every Saturday morning on the Big Island of Hawaii. This is a go-to place for both locals and visitors to grab some fresh produce and other amenities.
You will find the Keauhou Farmer’s Market happening in the Keauhou Shopping Center every Saturday morning from around 8 am to noon. So you won’t have long to get there (and you will want to get there earlier in the day as the best of market produce and items goes quickly)! The Keauhou Shopping Center itself is a pretty bustling place; located in Kailua-Kona where Allii drive meets and transitions into Alii HIghway at an intersection with the popular Kona Coast Resort.
The Keauhou Farmers Market has been operating at this location for nearly a decade now. The market is sponsored by the local Kona County Farm Bureau and all of the vendors you will meet are members of this non-profit organization that represents the agricultural community of both the North and South Kona districts. Today, over two dozen vendors, all of the local farmers and culinary artisans, set up their wares at the Keauhou Farmers Market, creating a diverse and exciting shopping atmosphere.
A few of the vendors you can expect to see when you visit the Keauhou Farmers Market at the Keauhou Shopping Center include:
Blue Journey is a small but prolific farm operated by one Stefanie Delmont. She focuses on using organic and natural farming combined with research about human and plant health to grow and sell an assortment of energizing microgreens and other items. The exact items offered at her table will vary by season but include European and Asian greens, sunflower shoots, and other edible flowers and seedlings.
Aloha Bakery LLC
This is a small bakery operation that has been operating out of a private location but with how popular their market products are, it likely won’t be long before you see a physical location. Aloha Bakery LLC got their start making cute and tasty (at least, the pups seem to think so) gourmet dog treats, all of which were made with quality, human-grade ingredients. They quickly expanded their product selection and now also offer plenty of human treats as well, including cinnamon buns, freshly baked pretzels, cheesecakes, and more.
You won’t just find things for you and your furry friends to eat at Keauhou Farmer’s Market! Vendors like J&D Farm have other unique agricultural items, like their fresh flowers and pre-arranged bouquets. If you are visiting Hawaii for an anniversary or another special event, this is just the place to get some beautiful Hawaii flowers to celebrate the occasion.
A local favorite, Rancho Aloha brings a lot to their vendor table at Keauhou Farmer’s Market. They are probably best known for their certified organic and prize-winning Kona coffee, but Rancho Aloha has a pretty diversified farming operation going on. You’ll find a great variety of produce available at their table, including Tahitian limes, Hawaiian apple banns, tree tomatoes, and Sharwil avocados. Go early to grab one of their freshly made tropical fruits popsicles before they run out!
-If Keauhou Farmer’s Market doesn’t quite have all that you were expecting of it, just extend your market shopping trip and head 12 minutes north to the Kona Farmer’s Market. The Kona Farmer’s Market has a much wider selection and is also open Saturday mornings (as well as Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday). You alternatively can take a bus straight there, though it will take a bit longer than driving.
-One thing you won’t find sold by the vendors is any sizable breakfast or lunch meal. In other words, no food trucks here. But there are several great restaurants within the Keauhou Shopping Center worthy of being checked out, including a popular Mexican restaurant on the corner neighboring the movie theater.