Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity. -Voltaire
Monthly Archives: February 2013
10 Shopping Tips for Kinoole Farmers Market Customers
- When you arrive, first take a walk through the entire market…See what’s available and all the yummy bounty on display!
- Bring your shopping bags…Cloth, reusable, net whatever you like but our vendors are now required by law to only sell single use plastic bags.
- Dress for the weather, since we’re in the tropics it might rain or it might sunshine;very likely we will have both!
- Keep your car keys out of your shopping bags, they seem to eat keys.
- Bargaining for big boxes or large amounts is usually acceptable.
- Many vendors will allow you to pre-order your favorite items, just speak to them directly.
- If the farmer is not too busy, do not hesitate to ask questions about recipes or growing methods. You might even get to know each other’s name.
- If you forgot cash, see the market tent and manager we can swipe your debit card and give you food bucks in exchange! Our EBT card system and “Food Bucks” provides convenience for all shoppers.
- Get to know your farmers, have patience with them. Smile at them and appreciate them. If you do, you will find them smiling back and appreciating you in return. After all farmers’ markets are really about the experience and socializing.
- Variety is the spice of life, mix it up and try something new. Adapt an old recipe for local flavors and products sourced from Hawaii Island.
Happy shopping we hope you will enjoy the market as much as we do!
Richard Ha wrote in his blog…Kinoole Farmers Market on Saturday Mornings
The Kino‘ole Street Farmers Market, located on Kino‘ole Street two streets mauka of Puainako Town Center, is growing.
When Richard this in April of 2009 the market had grown to about 16 vendors…Now we regularly have 20+ Vendors!
Slow and steady wins the race for growing agriculture, farmers and markets in our opinion…We’ve built a firm foundation from which to grow and with our new marketing efforts for 2013 were expecting continued growth at the Kinoole Farmers Market!