Category: Kaua‘i

Kaua‘i Farmers’ Markets & Farm Tours

KAUA‘I FARMERS’ MARKETS

ANAINA HOU FARMERS MARKET
Anaina Hou Community Park
5-2723 Kuhio Hwy, Kilauea
Monday 2:00 pm – Dusk
Tuesday 2:00 pm – Dusk
Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
www.anainahou.org
808-828-2118
info@anainahou.org

COCONUT MARKETPLACE FARMERS MARKET
4-484 Kuhio Hwy, Kapa’a
Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
www.coconutmarketplace.com/events/farmers-market
808-822-3641
Manager: Stephanie Ano

HANALEI FARMERS MARKET
Hanalei Community Center
5-5299 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei
Saturday 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
halehalawai.org/hanalei-farmers-market
808-826-1011
farmersmarket@halehalawai.org
Manager: Amy Johnson Kolb

HANAPEPE FARMERS MARKET
Hanapepe Park
Puolo Rd, Old Hanapepe Town
Thursday 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
www.kauai.gov/sunshinemarkets

KALAHEO FARMERS MARKET
Kalaheo Neighborhood Center
Papalina Rd off of Kaumualii Hwy, Kalaheo
Tuesday 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
www.kauai.gov/sunshinemarkets

KAPA’A FARMERS MARKET
Kapa’a New Town Park
Kahau Rd, Kapa’a
Wednesday 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
www.kauai.gov/sunshinemarkets

KAUAI COMMUNITY MARKET
Kauai Community College
3-1901 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue
Saturday 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
www.kauaicommunitymarket.org
808-977-8677
Manager: Melissa McFerrin Warrack

KAUAI CULINARY MARKET
The Shops at Kukui’ula Village
2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka St, Poipu
Wednesday 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
www.theshopsatkukuiula.com
808-284-5018
Manager: Char Jensen

KEALIA FARM MARKET
2345 Kealia Rd, Kealia
Monday and Friday 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
www.kealiafarm.com
808-635-4100
Email: info@kealiafarm.com
Manager: Adam Asquith

KEKAHA FARMERS MARKET
Kekaha Neighborhood Center
8130 Elepaio Rd, Kekaha
Saturday 9:00 am
www.kauai.gov/sunshinemarkets

KILAUEA FARMERS MARKET
Kilauea Neighborhood Center
3000 Kilauea Road, Kilauea
Thursday 3:30 pm – 5:30pm
kauai.gov/sunshinemarkets.com
808-241-4946
tmhaumea@kauai.gov

KOLOA FARMERS MARKET
Koloa Ball Park
Maluhia Rd, Koloa
Open: Monday 12:00 pm – 1:30pm
www.kauai.gov/sunshinemarkets

KUKUI GROVE SHOPPING CENTER FARMERS MARKET
3-2600 Kaumuali’i Hwy, Lihue
Monday 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
808-245-7784
www.kukuigrovecenter.com

KAUA‘I FARM TOURS

ANAINA HOU COMMUNITY PARK
Botanical Garden Tours
5-2723 Kuhio Hwy
Kilauea, HI 96754
808-828-2118
www.anainahou.org

GRAND HYATT KAUAI
Hydroponic Garden Tour
1571 Poipu Road
Koloa, HI 96756
808-742-7894
www.Hyatt.com

GROVE FARM MUSEUM
Sugar Cane History
4050 Nawiliwili Road
Lihue, HI 96766
808-845-3202
www.grovefarm.org

HAWAIIAN ORGANIC NONI
Noni Farm Tours
P. O. Box 267
Anahola, HI 96703
888-882-6664
www.real-noni.com

HO’OPULAPULA HARAGUCHI RICE MILL
TARO & RICE FARM TOURS
5-5070 Kuhio Hwy #A
Hanalei, HI 96714
808-651-3399
www.haraguchiricemill.org

KAUAI COFFEE PLANTATION
870 Halewilli Road
Kalaheo, HI 96741
808-545-8605
www.kauaicoffee.com

KAUAI FARMACY
4731 G Kuawa Road
Kilauea, HI 96754
808-828-6525
www.kauaifarmacy.com

NANI MOON MEADERY
TASTING ROOM
4-939 D Kuhio Hwy
Kapa’a, HI 96746
808-651-2453
www.nanimoonmead.com

NATIONAL TROPICAL BOTANICAL GARDEN
SPOUTING HORN PARK
4425 Lawa’i Road
Lawa’i, HI 96756
808-742-2623
www.ntbg.org

KILOHANA PLANTATION
3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy
Lihue, HI 96766
808-245-5609
www.kilohanakauai.com

LYDGATE FARM
CACAO TOURS
5730 Olohena Road
Kapa’a, HI 96746
808-821-1857
www.lydgatefarms.com

Robert Kanna’s Kaua’i Clams

Robert Kanna encountered his first shellfish growing up on Kaua‘i’s west side. “My dad would go diving and we’d play in the tide pools and salt ponds,”recalls Kanna. His interest in sea creatures piqued, Kanna attended Oregon State University where he earned a degree in fisheries science.

After returning to Hawai‘i, a stint at O‘ahu’s Oceanic Institute led Kanna to a job in aquaculture on Kaua‘i’s west side where he started farming Pacific white shrimp, sold as Kauai Shrimp.

Today Kanna is the farm manager for Sunrise Capital, owners of Kauai Shrimp. With 40 one-acre and 8 half-acre ponds dotting the hot, dry Mānā coastal plain on Kaua‘i’s west side, the farm now raises Kauai Clams.

Mercenaria mercenaria, known as littleneck clams or simply hard clams, occur naturally along North America’s eastern seaboard. The farm starts with 4 mm clam “seeds” from Florida and New Jersey which are shipped to Kaua‘i planted in upwellers and later cages. Salt water pumped from 500-foot deep wells passes continuously over the clams for 11 months, providing them with oxygen and phytoplankton until they’re big enough for market.

Kanna’s crew currently harvests only about 125 pounds a week, which is quickly bought up by local chefs and two Kaua‘i grocers: Ishihara Market in Waimea and both Foodland stores on the island. Outside of Kaua‘i the only place you’ll find these clams is Mama’s Fish House on Maui.

What are Kauai Clams like? Above all, they’re fresh—reaching market just a day or two after being harvested. Kanna’s favorite way to eat them is raw: “No shoyu, no lemon, no nothing,” he says—just straight from the shell. “The flavor is amazing.”