Kauai Farmers Markets

Taste The Local Foods of Kauai


“Lucky we live Kauai” is a saying here. It’s flecked with pidgin, which makes it fun, but I think it every day. Kauai’s blessings are many, and one of them is our farmers markets, which are open 365 days a year.

All markets are outdoors, and some are against dreamy backdrops of mountains, valleys or oceans. Farmers markets are the easiest way to buy super fresh and tasty produce.

Even though market managers are vigilant about only offering locally grown and made products, foreigners can turn up on the market table. Look for the Kauai Grown and Kauai Made logos to insure you’re getting the real thing.

The most popular farmers market in Kauai is on the North Shore in Hanalei. In fact, the Hanalei farmers market was voted one of the Top 5 farmers markets in Hawaii magazine’s Readers Choice Awards.

On the East Side, the Kapaa farmers market is very popular. The market is filled with only farmers, nearly 100 of them, and residents flock to buy produce that was harvested that morning.

On the South Shore, the Koloa farmers market is popular for residents and visitors. Like the Kapaa farmers market, this market’s vendors are only farmers, so only hyper0fresh produce is available.

Kilauea, on Kauai’s North Shore, hosts several markets. Kilauea farmers market is held every Thursday and is sponsored by the County of Kauai. Namahana farmers market is located near Kauai Mini Golf and runs two days a week.

The best Lihue farmers market is every Saturday at the Kauai Community College. This privately run market hosts more than 100 vendors that offer fruit, vegetables, plants, a variety of hot foods and dog biscuits made with Kauai grown produce! If you’d like an insiders tour of this farmers market, checkout our Lihue food tour!

Most Popular Farmers Markets


Farmers Market Locations