Top 10 Locally Grown Food Markets on Maui
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Aloha and Welcome to Pride of Maui’s Top 10 Locally Grown Food Markets on Maui article! There are so many reasons why the Island of Maui is referred to as No Ka Oi (the best). Not only is the Magic Isle overflowing with an abundance of amazing activities to do and sights to see, but it also has an amazing community of local farmers, ranchers and food events. One of the coolest things about Maui is that it is actually a sustainable island.
It is possible to eat only food grown on Maui when on Maui.
On your next vacation in Hawaii, seek out locally grown foods at Maui farmers’ markets and local grocery stores. There is absolutely nothing in the world that compares to the richness that you will experience when tasting any of the 13+ varieties of avocado that grow on Maui or the locally grown organic fruits and vegetables. There are numerous seafood vendors, six Maui ranches that provide grass-fed meats to the public, and a host of privately owned foodie businesses that offer fresh herbs, jams, jarred delicacies, cheeses and gourmet food products.
Check out any of Maui’s Top 10 Locally Grown Food Markets when on island! Enjoy Maui like a resident by engaging in community events, visiting famers markets, and shopping local. We promise that this is truly one of the most awesome experiences on Maui, and a great way to meet new people while learning all about Maui’s local food culture.
A hui hou (until we meet again), e ‘ai kakau (let’s eat)!
MAUI’S BEST LOCALLY GROWN FOOD MARKETS
#1 Upcountry Farmers’ Market
The Upcountry Farmers’ Market is the oldest living farmers’ market on Maui. For over 40 years, this weekly marketplace has been operating at various Upcountry locations, including St. Joseph’s Church and the Eddie Tam Gym in Makawao. This market is now located off of Highway 37 at the Kulamalu Town Center (near Long’s Drugs) every Saturday from 7am-11am. This is one of Maui’s favorite weekly farmers’ markets, perfectly set Upcountry with a cooler climate and gorgeous panoramic views.
The diverse community of over 50 vendors that frequent this Maui market is what makes it unique to others. Here, you can find a variety of locally grown produce (some organic), fresh chilled coconuts, macadamia nuts, freshly caught seafood and fish, Maui grown coffee, local honey, lilikoi (passionfruit) butter, juices, baked breads, tropical flowers, plants & trees, candles, local gifts, and much more. This market also show cases vendors that sell prepared foods, so market goers also have a chance to taste yummy raw and vegan foods, Thai and Indian selections, and a host of new offerings each week.
For more information, please visit the Upcountry Farmers’ Market.
#2 Maui Nui Farmers’ Market
The Maui Nui Farm in Kula is a 40-acre farm located on the slopes of Mt. Haleakala. Owned by a mother and son duo, this farm is famous for their produce selections, events, catering, and multi-weekly open farmers’ markets.
Guests are invited to visit the Maui Nui Farmers’ Market every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8am-5pm. Seasonal local available produce includes lettuce and greens, zucchini and squash varieties, bananas, papayas, strawberries, gold potatoes, avocados, and more. Maui Nui Farm also offers fresh island flowers such as protea, tuberose, gardenia, heliconia, water lilies, and orchids.
Every first Saturday and Sunday of the month are “Family Days at Maui Nui Farm” from 8am-5pm. Guests can check out the local goods at the open farmers’ market, enjoy live music, taste Nui’s delicious Thai food, take a FREE Farm tour, and enjoy a 10% discount when you bring your own bag.
For more information, please visit Maui Nui Farm.
#3 Kula Country Farms Produce Stand
Kula Country Farms is a fourth generation, locally operated farm in Kula, Maui. At their produce stand, they provide customers with a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers, jams & jellies, and fresh baked goods. They are open Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm, and Saturdays & Sundays 10am-4pm.
Kula Country Farms also has two amazing annual events each year – the Pumpkin Patch and Christmas at the Farm. In late September, the farm opens a really fun ‘Pumpkin Patch’ with a variety of pumpkin and gourd sizes and shapes to choose from, a Maui-famous walk-through corn maze, and a host of great activities for families, kids, school field trips and larger groups. Opening at the beginning of December, guests are also invited to visit during the weekend for ‘Christmas at the Farm.’ For the holidays, Kula Country Farms festively decorates the produce stand and children’s garden, and has a Santa and mini-reindeer for a fun, Hawaiian-style holiday photo opportunity.
Kula Country Farms produce is also available at Costco, Safeway, Times Market, Whole Foods Market, and a variety of restaurants and local retailers throughout the State of Hawaii.
For more information, please visit Kula Country Farms.
#4 Makawao Farmers’ Market
The Makawao Farmers’ Market is a weekly event Up Country, every Wednesday from 9am-1pm at the Po’okela Church (200 Olinda Road). Absolutely wonderful in its own unique way, this Maui farmers’ market only show cases vendors that are 100% Organic and GMO free. The #1 goal of this market is to first, and foremost to promote organic farmers. Even if you see a vendor that sells packaged goods at this market, know that they are also the farmers of the ingredients in their final products.
The Makawao Farmers’ Market offers a wonderful weekly selection of organic Maui produce including a host of exotic tropical fruits, fresh coconuts, taro, juices, jams & jellies, ginger candy, organic grown loofah sponges, and raw food vendors. This event is always oozing with a grassroots vibe; guests can expect to enjoy live music, and conversations with local movers and shakers in the organic GMO Free movement. There is ample parking.
“The purpose of this farmers’ market is to serve the small, organic Maui farmers. We are a consistent place for Maui residents and visitors to acquire safe and healthy, organically grown Maui foods. All proceed’s of this market go to the farmer vendors, and vendor space fees are donated to the Po’okela Church. So, everything goes directly to the community.” (Market Manager and Creator, Debbie May, 2014)
For more information, please visit the Makawao Farmers’ Market.
#5 Maui Mall Farmers’ Market & Craft Fair
This Maui open market is held at the Maui Mall in Kahului every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7am-4pm. The Maui Mall Farmers’ Market and Craft Fair is a great market to check out for visitors because it offers a collection of locally grown foods and packaged goods, and Hawaiian-style craft items such as baskets, candles, body products, and more. Often, guests may also have the chance to hear local musicians or see a hula performance.
The produce selection at the Maui Mall Farmers’ Market & Craft Fair varies by season, but there are always a host of tropical Hawaiian fruits and vegetables, as well as a thorough selection of Japanese, Korean, Filipino, Thai and Vietnamese produce. This is the market to go to if you are looking for Okinawan sweet potatoes, a host of Asian root vegetables, beans, seeds and nuts by weight, kongnamui (soybean sprouts), chwinamul (greens), bracken fern, daikon radishes, plantain, durian, jackfruit, rambutan, mangosteen, langsat (lychee variation), starfruit, and more.
For more information, please visit the Maui Mall Farmers’ Market & Craft Fair.
#6 Farmers’ Market of Maui in Honokowai
The Farmers’ Market of Maui in Honokowai has gained a reputation as being the best farmers’ market in West Maui. Here, residents and visitors can find locally grown organic fruits and vegetables, packaged and canned food items, baked goods, and numerus areas to sample local foods. This market is a vegetarian’s dream, so all non-meat eaters in West Maui should visit at least once in their life, if not once a week.
This locally-owned and family operated food market takes place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7am-11am. It is located at the Farmers’ Market Maui & Deli in Honokowai.
For more information, please visit Farmers’ Market Maui in Honokowai.
#7 Napili Farmers’ Market
Held every Wednesday from 8am-11am, guests are invited to check out the Napili Farmers’ Market in West Maui. It is located at Honoapiilani Highway and Napilihau Street (near the Maui Preparatory Academy).
This is a great West Maui outdoor farmers’ market for those looking for all-local produce, including Maui grown items, fruits and vegetables – mango, pineapple, bananas, Tahitian limes, coffee, locally grown herbs, smoothies, juices and more.
For more information, please visit the Napili Farmers’ Market.
#8 Lipoa Street Farmers’ Market
The Lipoa Street Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday from 8:30am-11:00am at 95 Lipoa Street in Kihei, Maui. This South Maui farmers’ market can be more intimate in selections, so definitely show up early to pick up everything you need and a flower arrangement.
At this Maui market, guests will find a world of unique locally grown items like beets, carrots, dragonfruit, mango, berries, delicious avocado varieties, fresh Wailea eggs, tomatoes, breadfruit, pineapple, corn, REALMaui™ Fruits & Produce, and tons of locally grown foods from other corners of the Island of Maui.
For more information, please visit the Lipoa Street Farmers’ Market.
#9 Hana Fresh Farm Stand
The Hana Fresh Farm Stand is open Monday through Friday from 7am-3pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 7am-1pm in front of the Hana Medical Center in Hana, Maui. On your next Road to Hana adventure, definitely add this to your list of must-see stops.
Here, guests will find a myriad of organic produce and rare herbs, Maui coffee, fresh smoothies and juices, and a breakfast and lunch menu. This is a great Maui market to support for many reasons, including their fabulous organically grown produce, as well as their local community projects.
The Hana Fresh Farm is one of the few farms on Maui that grow gourmet, quality, certified organic Maui produce. They grow over 100 varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs, traditional Hawaiian foods and medicinal crops. They also provide sustainable agri-business training and employment opportunities to East Maui district residents. We appreciate everything they do for the residents of Maui and encourage you to shop (and eat) local on your next trip to Maui.
Hana Fresh Farm produce can also be found at Mana Foods on Maui, Hawaii Whole Foods Market locations, R.Field, select Foodland Stores, and a variety of restaurants on Maui.
For more information, please visit Hana Fresh Farms & Hana Fresh Farm Stand.
#10 Ono Organic Farms Roadside Market
Ono Organic Farms is a locally owned and family operated organic farm in East Maui, Hana. Seven days a week between 10am-6pm, guests are invited to visit their roadside market in Hana (located next to the gas station).
This is a great market for those venturing to Hana and looking to learn more about organic farming on Maui. Ono Organic Farms also offers an organic tropical fruit tasting and farm tour.
For more information, please visit Ono Organic Farms.
MORE LOCALLY GROWN MAUI MARKETS
Farmers’ Market of Maui, Kihei: Monday-Fridays, 8am-4pm, 61 South Kihei Road in Kihei
UHMC Farmers’ Market, Kahului: Every Monday & Thursday, 12pm-1:30pm, University of Hawaii Maui College, 310 Ka‘ahumanu Ave in Kahului
La’a Kea Community Farm, Paia: Monday-Saturday, 8:30-5:30pm, 639 Baldwin Avenue
One Love Farmers’ Market, Paia: Daily, 10am-6pm, Historic Paia Train Station (Baldwin Avenue, next to Maui Yoga Shala)
Maui Tropical Plantation/ Kumu Farms, Wailuku: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm, 1670 Honoapiilani Highway in Wailuku
Wailuku Open Market, Wailuku: Every Wednesday, 11am-2pm, 1977 Main Street in Wailuku
Launiupoko Farmers’ Market: Saturdays, 8am-12pm, Corner of Kai Hele Ku and Honoapiilani Highway before Lahaina (at stoplight).
Queen Ka’ahumanu Center Market, Kahului: Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays, 8am-4pm, 275 West Ka’ahumanu Avenue in Kahului
Feed My Sheep Produce, Lahaina: Every Thursday, 10am-2pm, Corner of Dickenson and Waine‘e in Lahaina
Feed My Sheep Produce, Kahana: Every Thursday, 2-4pm, Lahaina Christian Fellowship Church, 4275 Hine Way in Kahana
Feed My Sheep Produce, Kahului: Every Saturday, 9:30am-12pm, Christ the King Church, Corner of Wakea Ave./ Puunene Ave. in Kahului
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