Website Last Updated: 9-15-2018 - 11:18am REGULAR MARKET HOURS:
Monday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 4:00 pm BIG MARKET DAY
Thursday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 4:00 pm BIG MARKET DAY
Sunday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
BIG MARKET DAYS - Over 200 local farmers, artisans, crafters, retailers, food vendors.
If your visiting for the first time, we recommend coming on these days.
OTHER DAYS - 10 to 30 farmers, retailers, crafters.
The Hilo Farmers Market Manager's Office is open Wednesday and Saturday 6:00 am - 2:30 pm.
EBT scrip can be purchased and redeemed during these hours. Also, taro, bananas and other produce is available, along with Hilo Farmers Market logo t-shirts, caps and other gift items.
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The Hilo Farmers Market is a must-see experience when you are on the Big Island. Over 200 local farmers and crafters sell their produce, crafts, gift items and tropical flowers in a festive outdoor atmosphere that recalls back to the old "plantation" days of early Hilo. Located at the corner of Mamo Street and Kamehameha Avenue in historic downtown Hilo, it's open all year round.
Time in Hilo:Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program SFMNP
If you are a senior and qualify for SFMNP coupons, be sure to sign up. We have several vendors participating in the program, with delicious and nutritious, fresh produce!
The Hawai'i County Economic Opportunity Council (HCEOC) is partnering with the Hilo Farmers Market to provide Fresh Produce or Honey, grown in Hawaii to Low Income Seniors and Disabled Persons. Stop by the Hilo Farmers Market Manager's Office for more information. The SFMNP will provide qualified participants through Sept. 30, 2018.
The eligibility requirements to receive SFMNP benefits are as follows:
Age Eligibility: Individuals who are at least 60 years old, Native Americans who are at least 55 years old, or disabled individuals less than 60 years old living in housing facilities occupied primarily by older individuals where congregate nutrition services are provided.
Income Eligibility: Maximum household income of 185% or below of the US Federal Poverty Guidelines. Individual Household – $25,826. Two-Person Household – $35,020.50.
Residency: Participants must be a resident of the State of Hawaii and must reside in the county of the service area they apply to.
OCS will issue $50 worth of coupons (10 coupons valued at $5 each) to eligible seniors to obtain eligible foods without charge from vendors that have been approved to accept SFMNP coupons.
Seniors wishing to participate in the SFMNP that meet the above qualifications must submit an application to the Office of Community Services (OCS).
Click here: SFMNP
to download your 2018 SFMNP application. Please submit completed applications to: Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, Office of Community Services, 830 Punchbowl Street, Room 420, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813. Applications must be RECEIVED by OCS no later than Friday, September 21, 2018. Applicants must be certified to participate each year, therefore, those who participated in the program last year must submit a new application this year.
For more information or questions, please contact your respective local agency:
Hawaii County: - (808) 961-2681
"Poke 'n' Sides", with Chef Bose, at the Hilo Farmers Market Kitchen. HILO'S NEWEST POKE EATERY! Using wild caught Ahi, with market fresh local ingredients, for our side dishes. Only $10 for a gourmet meal.
Open Tuesday & Friday 10:00am - 3:00pm; Wednesday & Saturday 9:00am to 3:00pm. Call (808) 238-0336 for questions and to order catering.
The Hilo Farmers Market has a large variety of tropical fruits and vegetables grown right here in the Hawaiian Islands. We have several vendors with certified organic produce too. The list of vendors is always changing, but here are some of the products you can find at the Market this month:
- Jack Fruit - Longan
- Mango - Papaya
- Pineapple - Rambutan
- White Pineapple