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Hilo Farmers Market

cnr of Mamo St & Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
808 933 1000
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Ranked #16 of 47 activities in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Traveler Description: The market is offically open on Wednesday and Saturday, but a small subset of vendors are there every day of the week.  There are dozens of produce... more »
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Riverside, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

I work as a cook for a cruise line that visits the main islands in Hawaii every week. If you have friends that like authentic souvenirs and not something from the airport or CVS in Hawaii this is tge place to find it, from macademia nuts to unique jewelry prices, to awesome jelly jars made with 100% local fruits, I... More

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boston
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is the best farmers market I've ever been to. It's huge! They have stalls that sell fruits and veggies, premade food such as tamales, buns, spring rolls, desserts, nuts, hot sauces/jams, honey, sweet bread, and salads. They also have stalls that sell gifts you may want to take home, such as sarongs, bags, jewelry, and photos. Their prices for... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Pick up some authentic thai food for lunch, some exotic fruits (hint - farmers markets will be much cheaper than stores for things like dragonfruit or lychee), and some flowers. Meet some amazing people and try some amazing new foods. I recommend the avocado roll with peanut sauce, a classic, cheap lunch that most Thai vendors sell.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Lots of the locals head to the Farmer's Market. Great selection of fruits, vegetables, flowers, etc. A must see!

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Fresno, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Excellent fresh fruit and flowers on one side of street, and terrific craft fair across the street. All covered by tents, was raining super hard, barely got wet. Great bargains, and many unique items, not just touristy stuff.

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Virginia Beach, VA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The best part of the Hilo Farmers Market was lunch. The four of us all split up to go different places. I chose the Thai Smile food truck and it was delicious. The woman was very accommodating stir fried only the veges I wanted and she was very sweet. We bought a few gifts in the market…great handmade bracelets and... More

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St. John's, Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was an excellent farmers market. We went on a Wednesday which is suppose to be one of the better days but there was an excellent variety of produce and crafts. The mangos and the white sweet pineapple where especially good. My wife also bought a number of sun dresses here for about half the price they would have been... More

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Great Falls, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This small market has all kinds of drinks and foods and ripe fruits and vegetables, and baked goods including gluten free bread, you will not see elsewhere. It's an experience, and reasonably priced. Imagine buying honey from passion fruit flowers, and almond milk flavored with dates and cane sugar. And popsicles of coconut milk, avocado and something sweet - delicious!... More

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Alaska
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

During every visit I stop by the Hilo Farmer's Market - either on a Wednesday or Saturday and spend a few hours there - I like looking at/buying all the fresh produce, juice, food, etc. - some of the craft items are the same "cheap souvenirs" you see everywhere, but some of the items are very unique and handmade by... More

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Falls Church, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Seemed like a good market for locals to buy essentials. However, was not impressed with the breadth or scope of items offered by local artisans.

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