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 Locally Grown Food Markets when on the island! Enjoy Maui like a resident by engaging in community events, visiting farmer’s markets, and shopping locally. 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 kokau (let’s eat)!
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 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.
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.
La’akea is a 501(c)3 organization with a mission to “provide a residential community where youth and adults with disabilities can work, learn and live as part of a thriving ohana.” They are also a vocational community where autistic and intellectually/developmentally disabled (IDD) persons can live, work and thrive.
If you’re looking for one of the most diverse farmer’s markets in Central Maui, visit the center courtyard of the Queen Ka’ahumanu Shopping Center every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday between 8am-4pm. This is a great place for residents and visitors to find fresh, locally grown produce in Maui; vegetables, fruits, berries, melons, papaya, lychee, many types of banana, and an amazing selection of Maui grown avocados.
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 numerous 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.
The Hana Fresh Farm Stand is open Monday through Friday from 7am-3pm 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.
Farmers’ Market of Maui
61 South Kihei Road in Kihei
Hale Ku’ai Open Market
Tuesday & Thursday, 11am-1pm,
1977 Main Street in Wailuku
Maui Tropical Plantation /
1670 Honoapiilani Highway in Wailuku
Wednesday Farmers Market
17 Omaopio Road
(at Kula Hwy. and Omaopio Rd., Intersection near the Waipuna Chapel)
Feed My Sheep Produce
Every Thursday, 10am-12pm, Corner
of Dickenson and Waine‘e in Lahaina