Pahoa Farmer's Market
||The Big Island, HI|
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NEWS: Pahoa town is currently threatened by a lava flow which is within 300ft of homes.
Pahoa is a tiny town favored by crystal-lovers, dreamers, and alternative farmers. Instead of being a tourist, you can check out local culture at the Pahoa Farmer's market on Sunday mornings. When we went it was pouring buckets of rain, as it usually does on the Hilo side of the island. There were stalls displaying crystals, beaded jewelry, unusual knickknacks, and my favorite: exotic tropical fruits. We bought a pound of lychees for only two dollars, and then drove along in glee peeling and delighting in each one.
We were told that many locals from the market head out to Kahena Black Sand Beach in the afternoon on Sunday and play in a drum circle that hypnotically continues until dark.
While in the area, check out the lush forest and giant monkeypod trees at Lava Tree State Park.
The Pahoa Farmer's Market is located on the left side of Hwy 130 as you head south from Kea'au to Pahoa. It's before you get to Pahoa.
Open Sunday mornings, 8am-2pm.
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Overall Visitor Rating:
|this market is our favorite!|
|Due to the rain, Pahoa is not as good for swimming and being outdoors as other areas on the Big Island; however, the island atmosphere make this area a true pocket of paradise!|