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MARKET HOURS: Big Market Days * Recommended days to visit. Wednesday and Saturday 6:00 am - 4:00 pm. Over 200 local farmers and crafters Small Market Days Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Friday and Sunday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm. Over 30 farmers and crafters...more
All reviews fresh produce fruit vendors selling baked goods on wednesdays t shirts local crafts great market tamales green papaya salad food vendors touristy stuff for sale apple bananas beautiful flowers the big island cruise ship
We went there while exploring Hilo a little bit in more detail. There was food and fruits and beverages, but almost 50% were T-shirts (some "made in china") and it was hard to find some Hawaiin stuff. To be honest we were a bit dissapointed.
You can buy all kinds of local fruit and veggies. I discovered quite a few fruits that I have never seen before.they have ready food too. Packaged to grab and eat at the park on the other side of the street..right on the ocean. On...More
This was full of local made items and grown foods. I knew I was not going on a “big” market day but I was a lil let down to see how small it was on a Tuesday. I enjoyed walking through and purchased several things....More
I'm going through some old photos BEFORE the eruption and found I hadn't reviewed this so am taking the time to do so now...
This was the 4th stop on our drive from Waikoloa to Kilauea caldera. It was a nice place to walk around,...More
The Hilo Shopping Center, a quaint shopping plaza with more than 25 local & unique stores, restaurants and salons is making a comeback in popularity.
One of the most popular shops is ‘Lanky's Pastries’ for fresh cookies, cakes and baked goodies. Another popular store for...More
Lots of fruit, mangoes, dragonfruit, papaya, lychees ... yum, yum, yum. Cut dragonfruit in half and freeze overnight. Ice cream like, but it's fruit. Also bought a flower arrangement for $5 and it lasted a week and a half!
I was so excited to visit one of these and was not able to get to them in Waimea. I would have preferred to go there. The food market part was small, and the prices were not posted on most. I am new to a...More
Keith D, Manager at Hilo Farmers Market, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018
Mahalo to all who voted the Hilo Farmers Market Best Outdoor Market 2018 , Hawaii Tribune Herald. We appreciate your patronage and thank you for your patience and understanding for the recent market day closures due to Hurricane force weather and extreme flooding experienced in...More
Yes it is open on Sunday. We went to the Hilo Market on a Saturday and it was ok. But on Sunday we went to the Maku'u Farmers Market near Pahoa and it was much better than Hilo. There were more vendors and prices were... More
Yes it is open on Sunday. We went to the Hilo Market on a Saturday and it was ok. But on Sunday we went to the Maku'u Farmers Market near Pahoa and it was much better than Hilo. There were more vendors and prices were lower to. It is about 30 minutes east of Hilo. We actually went there by accident and didn't plan on it as we were heading to the Tide Pools to go snorkeling. (worth it) The selection of merchandise was so much better and it wasn't nearly as congested at Hilo and much much cleaner and better organized. Hilo's Market smelled funny, and dirty. They also had things there that Hilo didn't have like fresh fish caught that am. So if you don't mind traveling 30 minutes from Hilo I would so go there rather than to Hilo hands down. On a side note they have a cove called the champagne pond 5 miles away that is heated geothermal from volcano and very cool to swim in and snorkel lots of fish and of course as I mentioned before the tide pools right down the road from champagne pond (5 min) Hope this helps