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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
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 COUNTRY FARM TOURS newest adventures and tours: We love sharing Maui's agricultural beauty exploring organic farms, ranches, gardens, farmer's markets, native plant botanical gardens, five hundred year old taro farms, micro green growers, beekeepers and coffee growers.
Hali'imaile Distilling Company hand crafts 12 locally made spirits from farm to bottle (Vodka, Rum and Whiskey). Our flagship PAU Maui Vodka is the only vodka in the world made from the Maui Gold Pineapples and only one distilled from all glass still invented by our Master Distiller Mark Nigbur.
Maui is home to a variety of working farms and local food producers offering tours and unique experiences for visitors.More