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Waimea Town Market

25 Reviews

Waimea Town Market

25 Reviews
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Deb W wrote a review Jan 7
Reno, Nevada2,008 contributions645 helpful votes
The market is smaller than in years past due to COVID. The vendors that are there have very good quality produce and products.
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Date of experience: December 2020
2 Helpful votes
Jeff C wrote a review Feb 2020
Sandy, Utah275 contributions183 helpful votes
My wife love’s to go to Farmer’s Markets and I find a vast majority of them to be so-so. Primarily because I find them to be littered with vendors selling cheap souvenirs and very little in the way of locally grown produce and fruit. This farmer’s market was a pleasant surprise for several reasons. A good mixture of locally grown food and unique goods produced and made locally. The vendors aren’t packed in like sardines and there is a nice feel to the market with plenty of room to take in the surroundings and talk with others without feeling like you’re obstructing traffic. There was a real good vibe as vendors were friendly and welcoming. We didn’t feel pressed for time and yet easily wandered by all the vendors in an hour - maybe less, and that was taking time to make a few nice purchases. I really liked this place.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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James S wrote a review Oct 2019
Sugarcreek Township, Ohio1,192 contributions270 helpful votes
Excellent Saturday morning trip to Waimea. Start with a BIG breakfast down the street at Hawaiian Style Cafe for plate sized pancakes. There are several vegetable booths with excellent fresh food, but the real interest are coffee, tea, and honey/jam tastings. The honey was especially good. With all the different flowers and trees in Hawaii there were so many different wonderful flavors. Baked goods. I bought a macadamia nut tart that was very good and rich but 3-berry pie crust was terrible maybe because it was wrapped in plastic but the crust was tuff and not "crisp." There was a crepe booth that did breakfast, lunch and desert crepes that looked really good and large for a reasonable price but we were still full from breakfast. Well worth the trip. If you're looking for fruits, vegetables, coffee, and especially souvenirs the Kona Farmer's Market is a better place to go. It is open more days also - W thru S.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from docv99, Manager at Waimea Town Market
Responded Oct 14, 2019
Thank you for your nice review. There’s quite a bit in your review, and I’d like to respond to all. I will certainly relay the crust issue to the pie vendor. Beyond that, the market has at least 10 booths where a variety of great breakfasts are available. Please consider checking them out on your next visit. Generally speaking, souvenir vendors are not admitted to this market, since there are other venues in town for them to set up at but we do have a number of fine artisanal wares available. We also have three coffee vendors, including one from Kona. Please note, however, that the Hamakua coffee sold by the other two is very highly rated, and comparable to Kona, although Kona has marketed itself well. Finally, with regard to fruits and vegetables, Waimea is much cooler than Kona, so very little fruit is grown here. Since the vendors are the farmers, they therefore won’t have much fruit. However, note that many of the vegetables you see beign sold at warmer locations come from the Waimea area, and sometimes from off island. Buyer beware! Again, thanks for the review. We hope to see again, and hope you will have a chance to check out all of our 50-plus vendors! Paul
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Nicole C wrote a review Jul 2019
Bend, Oregon67 contributions10 helpful votes
Definitely worth the drive from Kona, beautiful! We spent a couple of hours here chatting and hanging out.
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Date of experience: March 2019
Luv2travel wrote a review Mar 2019
Ontario533 contributions103 helpful votes
We live in an area with a spectacular farmer's market and when we saw the Trip Advisor reviews for this one (80% of people giving 5 stars), we thought we couldn't miss. Alas. There were only 12-16 vendors, some of whom sold food (tea, tarts, honey, cookies). A small pottery mug cost $40 U.S. We didn't buy anything. We are apparently spoiled by our market near home.
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Date of experience: September 2018
Response from Dreamer30123736083, Owner at Waimea Town Market
Responded Sep 23, 2019
I think you must be reviewing the wrong market. We have over 50 vendors and are located at Parker School. There is a smaller market at Waimea Elementary School.
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