Farmers Markets are an authentic and delicious way to get to know Hawaii. You meet the farmers, chefs, and foodies while enjoying live music and trying new things. Indulge in seasonal produce and innovative prepared foods that you can only get here in Hawaii. Many farmers markets have a café where patrons gather with their market-purchased food and beverages, listen to live music, and talk story.
Most food vendors use only bio-compostable utensils and plates. Like many markets, customers are encouraged to bring their own shopping bags, and many vendors are coming up with unique ways to package items that we would usually find in small plastic bags. For example, using banana leaf or palm fronds to wrap up a handful of green beans. These markets do not allow any produce from the mainland, China or elsewhere to be sold — strictly locally grown. They also require that all the people selling produce at the market be the growers themselves. Regardless of what side of the island you’re staying, a farmers market will happen near you!
Haleiwa (in Waimea Valley): Thursdays, 3 – 7 pm
Kakaako: Saturdays, 8 am – noon
Pearlridge: Saturdays, 8:00-12:00 noon
Hawaii Kai: Saturdays, 8:00-12:00 noon
Ala Moana: Saturdays, 8:00 am – 12:00 noon
Kailua Town Farmer’s Market: Sundays, 8:30-12:00 noon
Grinds: The Story of Food in Hawaii – A Musical
Why do we eat what we eat? Where do we grow what we eat? Why does that even matter? This musical romp through Hawaii’s favorite subject mixes humor, history, and science to explore our community’s relationship with food. Built through extensive conversations with local farmers, chefs, and grandmothers, this is essential viewing for anyone who eats.
WHAT: For all of those kids who don’t believe that some food does grow on trees. This musical takes a look at what we eat and where it comes from with Hawaii Theatre for Youth’s signature humor, song and style. Opening night is already sold out so get your seats early.
WHEN: The show opens Friday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m., then continues Saturdays, April 5, 12, 19 and 26, May 3 and May 10 at 4:30 p.m. All shows are at Tenney Theatre. Tickets are $20 for adults (age 18-59), $15 for seniors (age 60+) and $10 for youth (age 2-17), see www.htyweb.org or call 839-9885.
- Audience members are asked to bring a locally grown fruit or vegetable and participate in a pre-show procession that delivers the produce to the stage.
- Some audience members will help with the produce’s actual preparation on stage, churning butter from cream or pounding poi.
- Some will get a chance to sample the dishes that are created onstage.
- Two breadfruit trees will be given away at each show via a drawing, courtesy of the Ulu Project.
- Chef’s aprons with the HTY GRINDS logo and the GRINDS CD will be available for sale.
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