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Kapiolani Community College Farmers Market

Oahu, HI
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Kapiolani Community College Farmers Market, Oahu Hawaii

Description

Kapiolani Community College Farmers Market is a heavenly spot! Here, under the jagged peaks of Diamond Head are three rows of stands selling all manner of tropical fruits, coconut drinks, hot meals, plants, and flowers. Some of the fruits are truly beautiful such as the almost fluorescent purple dragonfruit. There are mangos, papayas, guavas, oranges, breadfruit, giant avocados, passionfruit, starfruit, pineapple, apple bananas, ginger, and vegetables, depending on the season. You can pick up hot Korean food, pesto pizza, fresh-cooked corn, and more. Other treats are scones, banana bread, and fresh whole-grain breads.
This farmers market is very popular, including with tourists from Japan.
To add to the delight, next to the parking area is Kapiolani Community College's world-class cactus garden! What a delight to see the incredible varieties of cactus planted on a slope. You can walk up stairs to see more. Enjoy the wonderful Hawaii breezes, the trees, and the mountains in the distance.
Afterward, go for a swim at Waikiki Beach!

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Dragonfruit, a delight to eat when you get home from the market.
Dragonfruit, a delight to eat when you get home from the market.
The exquisite colors of dragonfruit.
The exquisite colors of dragonfruit.
Dark pink flowers.
Dark pink flowers.
Avocados and lemons.
Avocados and lemons.
Coconut and pineapples.
Coconut and pineapples.
Dragonfruit and guavas.
Dragonfruit and guavas.
Squash and papaya.
Squash and papaya.
Mangoes!
Mangoes!
Cacti, red flowering tree, and blue sky.
Cacti, red flowering tree, and blue sky.
Flowers up high.
Flowers up high.
Shoppers enjoying the farmer's market.
Shoppers enjoying the farmer's market.
Plantings at the top of the stairs.
Plantings at the top of the stairs.
Visitors check out the cactus garden.
Visitors check out the cactus garden.
Fuzzy-looking cactus.
Fuzzy-looking cactus.
Teddy bear cholla.
Teddy bear cholla.
Barrel cactus with Diamond Head behind.
Barrel cactus with Diamond Head behind.
Cacti on the hillside and plants catching the light.
Cacti on the hillside and plants catching the light.
Cacti in all shapes and sizes!
Cacti in all shapes and sizes!
Thin cactus reaching up to the sky.
Thin cactus reaching up to the sky.
Tall cacti.
Tall cacti.
Flowers and Diamond Head in the background.
Flowers and Diamond Head in the background.
Orchid stand.
Orchid stand.
   

Directions

Kapiolani Community College Farmers Market is located in the lowest parking lot of the college. The address is 4303 Diamond Head Rd, Honolulu HI 96816.
Diamond Head Rd is a circle in shape, which can be confusing. The farmers market is on Diamond Head Rd, just north of 18th Ave. You will pass a chapel on your right, and then you can pull into the driveway on your right. The parking area is then on your left. There are policemen directing traffic. Parking is free and you can find a spot if you circle around for a few minutes.

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Last Updated Tue, 01 Mar 2016 23:06:22 GMT