Maui has an abundance of delicious native foods grown and harvested from the island, and many local restaurants
use these ingredients in innovative dishes. To experience fresh island food like a local, visit one of Maui's
farmers markets. They’re a wonderful way to spend a few hours, take in the sights and smells, and learn from
the vendors. So do a little exploration and treat yourself to some of the best food available.
The following are five top farmers markets to visit when you’re in Maui:
1. Upcountry Farmers
The Upcountry Farmers Market has attracted vendors and shoppers for more than 40 years, making it the island's
oldest market. You'll find an abundance of locally grown foods, including coconuts, macadamia nuts, freshly
caught fish, coffee as well as tropical flowers, plants and trees. If you get hungry while you’re there, try
some raw, vegan, Thai, or Indian foods.
Located at Kulamalu Town Center just off state Route 37 near Long’s Drugs, you can find the market next to
the football field. It’s open on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. rain or shine.
2. Maui Nui Farm
This 40-acre farm is owned by a mother and son team that sells bananas, greens, zucchini and squash varieties,
papayas, avocados and more. You can also find local flowers, including water lilies and orchids.
Visit Maui Nui Farm's farmers market every Thursday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It’s located at 151
Pulehunui Road off Lower Kula Road in Kula, Maui.
Ka'ahumanu Center Maui Fresh Farmers Market
You'll find plenty of freshly caught fish and baked goods in the mornings at Maui Fresh Farmers Market. This
market is also the ideal spot to sample gourmet foods or buy Maui honey. Plants and fresh cut flowers are
available, and some vendors will even create a lei for you on the spot.
The market is open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. You'll find it at 275 West Ka'ahumanu
Ave. in Kahului, Maui.
4. Napili Farmers Market
The market offers fresh, locally grown produce in addition to products such as fresh juices, organic bread,
macadamia nut spreads, vegan sushi and more. You'll also find non-food items like handmade jewelry and hair
clips that make great, easy-to-pack souvenirs. As you browse through the market, enjoy live Hawaiian music.
Visit the Napili Farmers Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. You'll find it at 4900
Honoapiilani Highway in West Maui, near Maui Preparatory Academy.
5. Maui Swap Meet
You probably don’t normally associate a farmers market with a swap meet, but Maui Swap Meet will change that.
This unique location features plenty of produce and plants, in addition to jewelry, clothes and other items.
Take home local spices, homemade tropical jams and jellies, bananas, avocado, coconuts, greens, potted plants
and more. You can refresh yourself with some sweet coconut water served with a straw while you browse.
The swap meet is open every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Uh Maui College in Kahului, Maui. Admission is
50 cents for those 13 and up.
To see some of Maui’s lush vegetation as it grows within the Hawaiian Rainforest, take Maverick Helicopters'
Hana Rainforest Experience tour. You’ll see gorgeous sea cliffs and waterfalls and enjoy an exclusive landing
on a former taro plantation.
For more information about the Hana Rainforest
Experience or another Maui helicopter tour, contact Maverick