The Hilo Farmers Market is a gourmand’s delight and a photographer’s playground. Don’t miss this! The market is open every day of the year but the two major ‘market days’ for Hilo are Wednesday and Sunday when local farmers come in with produce. Flowers and exotic fruits and vegetables are bursting out of buckets and piled high on tables. Sample jams and hot sauce, try a fruit that you’ve never tasted before or drink a fresh coconut from the ‘coconut man’ on the corner. Across the street in a different section of the market you will find unique items of jewelery, t-shirts, wood carvings and many many many other artisan made treasures that will do as gifts if you are looking for souvenirs of a visit to Hawaii. It is definitely worth spending an hour or two browsing this small but jam-packed market full of treats and treasures.

The market is a bustling hive of commerce on Wednesdays and Saturdays but the pace is still Hilo...

The market is a bustling hive of commerce on Wednesdays and Saturdays but the pace is still Hilo…