COURTESY HAWAII FARM BUREAU FEDERATION
A new farmers' market begins tomorrow at the Makaha Resort in Waianae.
Farmers’ market visits Waianae twice a month
Beverage options will be available alongside local fresh produce
The new farmers' market operated by the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation opens this morning at the Makaha Resort in Waianae.
Locally grown fruits, vegetables and plants will be sold at the market, held on the first and third Saturday of the month from 7:30 to 11 a.m.
"Makaha Resort is proud to be able to support the community and sustainability," said general manager Randy Lehr. "We welcome the Waianae Farmers' Market to share the bounty of Waianae with locals and visitors alike."
The market brought a few recognized vendors - Ma'o Farms and Fresh From the Farm - but also some new offerings from the Leeward side.
Among the vendors are Ailani Gardens and Kahumana Farms, which will sell organic produce, along with All Hawaiian Honey, Penny's Orchids and Pili Pots, featuring native plants.
Food and beverage options will also be available - from kalua pork sandwiches to fresh fish fillets, cookies, tropical bubble drinks and 100 percent Kona coffee granitas.
The Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, which worked closely with the Farm Bureau to launch the market, will also be offering food demonstrations and nutrition education.
The Waianae Farmers' Market is the bureau's first rural market, and the first on Oahu accepting food stamps through an Electronic Benefits Transfer token system.