My cousin, Kaori, and I hit the Farmer's Market on a sunny Saturday morning. We left the house at 7 to avoid the crowds, but it didn't really matter. There were still hoards of people by 8. We still had a blast.
My cousin definitely needed her coffee after I woke her up at 6 in the morning. We took the bus there. It's a quick 20 minute ride from Waikiki to the market.The bus line here is so easy to use and you can get around the entire island for $2.50!
I insisted we start with the abalone from the Big Island because there is always a huge line.
Two orders please...
Then we got thirsty for Pacifikool's ginger coolers!
Kaori had the Gingercooler (ginger syrup, lightly crushed fresh sweet basil leaves, ice and carbonated water) and I had the Pineapple Ginger (lots of mint with ginger syrup in a glass, ice, lime, fresh pineapple juice, and carbonated water).
Then my cousin ordered a super spicy sausage...
which was delicious.
There were fresh juices...
And Ono's Pops! They have so many amazing flavors; vegan, water based and dairy based pops. Apparently, Sophia is a big fan.
Caramel Shoyu, Mountain Apple Rose, Guava Chiffon, Pickled Green Mango, Watermelon Hibiscus, and Butter mochi...caught my eye.
I'll be heading to the market again soon and I can't to eat the fried green tomatoes, Kauai shrimp, and grilled Ena corn with lilikoi butter and furikake. Of course, more abalone and will definitely pick up a variety of local produce.
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!