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Address: Maku'u Farmer's Lot, Keaau-Pahoa Bypass Road, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
Phone Number: +1 808-896-5537

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If you are anywhere near Pahoa or Keaau on any given Sunday, then you should go to the Makuu Farmer's Market (or MFM as the locals call it). Diversity of food, crafts, plants... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Pahoa, Hawaii
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Pahoa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are anywhere near Pahoa or Keaau on any given Sunday, then you should go to the Makuu Farmer's Market (or MFM as the locals call it). Diversity of food, crafts, plants, jewelry and music abound and admission is only the $1 parking fee.

Thank Choval
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a wonderful way to get a sense of the community as a tourist! Great people watching, wonderful food, just excellent! We got there at 9:00am and parking was already pretty nuts -- recommended to go early, bring cash, and go with the flow!

Thank TweedleDeej
Pahoa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great Sunday market with great people watching and food vendors Live music too. If you like Reuben's you can find great ones there- as well as green papaya salad.

Thank GaryHauler
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We stopped by the Maku'u Farmer's Market on our way home to Kona after a weekend in HIlo. We had been there about five years ago and remembered that there were great food booths for us to grab some lunch. After wandering around the various food booths, we decided on our favorites: the Peruvian Tamale plate and the Crepe Lady... More 

Thank konagirl96740
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Here on vacation for 1 1/2 weeks. Came with my 11/2 year old daughter and family we bought all our veggies , herbs, and lots of fruits. Had coconut water and lunch here. So much to pick from.

Thank Saelee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

To be honest, this was one of the best parts of our trip. We loved it. It was really fun. Plenty of vendors and lots of locals to chat with. Really good food ordered to eat and groceries for the week. The green papaya salad was the highlight. It was so tasty. Also you can get raw coconuts there as... More 

Thank Avery S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

There is a delicious variety of home made local and international foods from local lilikoi juice and honey to french crepes, Indian,Thai, Hawaiian Plate, Alaskan seafood to name a few. Eat there to the music of local musicians or take away after shopping the huge variety of stalls Buy fresh fruit and vegetables, trees and plants, crafts,jewelry, clothes, second hand... More 

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Early Sunday morning MUST SEE! locals & visitors alike. i bet you could even find a kitchen sink, here! favorites include NY style bagels from Jon, grilled cheese sandwiches from Tara, everything lavender from Debbie, the list goes on! not to mention the fresh picked veggies, ask questions, check out the smaller vendors, altho they sell out early!

Thank lifa527
Oahu's Windward Coast, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

The Big Island of Hawaii (East side) has three Farmer's Markets -- the Hilo Farmer's Markets (Wednesdays and Saturdays), the Kinoole Market on Saturdays (where many locals go to) and the Makuu Market on Sundays. Each is special in its own right. Makuu Market has some excellent food concessions -- the best patelles ever (you can eat them there or... More 

Thank KailuaGranny
Haiku, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

If you plan to visit this market you need to go early......some things start to sell as early as 6:30am.....if you get there about lunch time most of the interesting items would have sold......like many markets there are great local people that sell their own things....but...understand that many just buy and resell things ....like all the orchids are NOT GROWN... More 

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