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“Farm fresh.” Just the phrase conjures up images of deep-green leafy vegetables and luscious fruits bursting with flavor. If the thought of all that natural goodness is making you hungry, then Maui’s farmers markets are a must-see—or rather, a must-eat.
If you mosey up the side of Haleakala to Upcountry, the farmers markets there are right in the heart of farm country, so “fresh-picked” can mean just an hour ago. The Upcountry Farmers Market is known for its diversity, boasting everything from homemade banana bread and husked coconuts to fresh fish and lilikoi (passion fruit) butter. As we say in Hawaii, ono (delicious)! This is also the place to try the unusual Hawaiian staple food, breadfruit. It looks like a grapefruit, grows on a tree and tastes like a potato. How’s that for enticing?
Start your Maui farm-to-table adventure at one of these popular farmers markets.
Maui Mall Farmers Market & Craft Fair
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 7 a.m.–4 p.m.
Maui Swap Meet
Saturdays, 6 a.m.–1 p.m.
University of Hawaii, Maui College (lot nearest to Kahului Beach Road)
Maui's Fresh Produce Farmers Market
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center (center stage area) Kaahumanu Avenue, Kahului
Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.– 4 p.m.
1670 Honoapiilani Hwy, Waikapu
Farmers Market of Maui-Honokowai
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 7 a.m.–11 a.m.
Hawaiian Motors parking lot (across from Honokowai Park)
Farmers Market of Maui-Kihei
Mondays, Tuesdays, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Suda Store parking lot on South Kihei Road
Ono Organic Farms Farmers Market
All day Monday, Thursday
Old gas station, Hasegawa General Store
Mondays, 3 p.m.–6 p.m.
Thursdays, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Saturdays, 7:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Hana Medical Center
Maui Kuia Estate Chocolate is a working cacao farm located in beautiful West Maui. From farm to bar, we are dedicated to crafting delicious, high-quality and sustainable chocolate in our Lahaina chocolate factory, set to open in the Spring of 2019. We are passionate about giving back to the local community and as a for-profit company, in conjunction with our Corporate Partners, we are privileged to use 100% of our net profits to benefit local Maui charities and non-profit community organizations.
Educational tour of the native plants, history of the sugarcane plantation and architectural history of the mansion. Conducted by the owner Ms. Leona Wilson.
We provide guided tours of our coffee, protea, & botanical farm on the island of Maui. Protea include orchids, lavendar, and others. If conditions permit, guests can pick the coffee beans and see the pulping process and Kula's "million dollar" view.
On the rugged Hana coast, along the far eastern shores of the Hawaiian Island of Maui, Kahanu Garden grows in splendid isolation, nestled in the one of the largest native hala (Pandanus) forest in the Islands. Plant collections from the Pacific Islands are the focus here, particularly plants of value to the Hawaiian people as well as other cultures of Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia.
Maui is home to a variety of working farms and local food producers offering tours and unique experiences for visitors.More