Hamakua Harvest Farmers Market

Big Island Guide Travel Guide

Located just north of Hilo on the northeastern side of the Big Island is the Hamakua Coast. Receiving nearly 85 inches of rainfall annually, the area flourishes in lush tropical rainforests and striking waterfalls. This temperate and sunny climate allows farming communities to grow produce such as kalo (taro), hearts of palm, vegetables and tropical fruits such as, bananas, pineapples, papaya, lilikoi (passion fruit), greens, ulu (breadfruit), camellia sinensis (tea) and cacao.

Hamakua Harvest Farmers Market
Conceived in direct response to the community’s desire to maintain its rural lifestyle based on sustainable family farms, Hamakua Harvest provides an integrated agricultural center for the community. Aside from an abundance of delectable food offerings, the market also supports local workshops from youth-focused activities and farmer education at multiple levels at its Keiki Learning Garden.

At its Annual Farm Festival, over 1800 people attend from over 30 countries to meet the 40 vendors supporting the Hamakua community. The Big Island Resource Conservation and Development helped the community establish Hāmākua Harvest Farmers Market through sponsorship of a USDA Farmer Market Promotion Program Grant. In the market’s future is the planned farm share program, demonstration and working farm, a compost production facility, roadside market for locally grown produce and even a renewable energy house.

Attending the Hamakua Harvest Farmers Market supports the local farmers of this rich area lending support for a community with sustainable growth initiatives.

Sundays 9 am – 2 pm

44-2600 Hawaii Belt Road
Intersection of Mamane St. and Mamalahoa Highway #19


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