Every Wednesday afternoon Brett and I get ourselves down to the Kapaa Farmers’ Market, located in the parking lot near the New Town Park. The market begins at 3:00 sharp with the blowing of a whistle (with no buying or selling allowed before the whistle), but we always like to be there a little bit early so we can scope out what’s available and how much it we can afford. We always go with a list, but are open to buying other things if we see something we like and can eat in the coming week, and if the price is right.
The last few weeks at the market have been frankly amazing. We’ve been going to the market for over three years now, and I can’t remember seeing such an abundance of fruits and vegetables, all of them freshly picked that morning. There really is something for everyone.
Here is just a fraction of what was available yesterday:
Our favorite produce stall is Dang’s Anahola Fresh Farm – we head there first every week, and buy most of our produce from them because of their great selection and prices. Although many farmers sell to restaurants and stores on the island, this family makes a good living selling at just three island markets during the week. Otherwise, they’re working on their farm.
Finally, here’s what we bought yesterday. Can you guess how much we paid for all of this beautiful produce?
- 1o navel oranges
- 3 tangelos
- 2 papaya
- 1 bunch of bananas (7)
- 1 giant head of broccoli
- 1 small head of cauliflower
- bag of ripe, medium tomatoes (9)
- 1 large bunch Swiss chard
- 1 large bunch bok choy
- 1 bunch cilantro
- 1 large zucchini
- 1 cucumber
- 1 small jar honey with comb as a treat for Brett
Prices will be revealed on Sunday!