We are open Saturdays from 8 am to noon. Our market is on the southeast side of the Island of Hawai'i - also called the Big Island because our island has more square miles than all the other seven major Hawaiian islands combined. We are about 40 miles south of Hilo, the 2d biggest town in Hawai'i. Currently, our market houses over 60 vendors with over 1,400 visitors every Saturday.
We are located in the Puna district with most of our vendors coming from this region. The Puna district is very agricultural and our market reflects the diverseness of the district as well as the eclecticism of the area.
Most of our eligible vendors accept EBT/SNAP. Our market uses a "market cash" concept where individuals exchange money from their card into market scrip, which can be used at participating vendors anytime the market is open. The vendors pay a small fee for this service.
Every Saturday morning from 8 am to noon. All Year!
Limited Handicap Parking Available!
Kaimu Beach Park, Pahoa, Hawaii 96778, United States
We want all the vendors to be set up by 8 am. No vehicles will be allowed into the market after 8:45. One vehicle per booth space. No vending live animals. No alcohol or drugs. All vendors must leave the market area by 1:30 pm.
Vendors must be in place by 7:45 am or forfeit their space to other vendors. If a vendor wants their spot held past 7:45, please text Leslie at 808-345-1355 as soon as possible (preferably before 6:30 am) to let her know. Please include your booth space in the text.
All food vendors are expected to follow the food safety protocols issued by the Hawaii Department of Health. These guidelines are outlined in a pamphlet published by UH Manoa and can be downloaded here: https://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/oc/freepubs/pdf/HI_Farmers_Market_and_Agritourism_Venues.pdf
We currently have 17 temporary booth assignments possible. There will be no booth assignments the day of the market. Temporary booth assignments will be done the week before you wish to vend at our market.
Vendors are required to bring their own customer change, small bills, and other money matters. The market managers will no longer be providing change as a service.
Here are the steps that you will need to take to get a booth assignment for the next week. These steps can only be done in person at the market. We currently have no method to be in the running for a booth space except to show up the week prior.
Step 1. Come to market EBT shack the week before. Show up at the market between 7:30 am and 10:30 am the Saturday before and go to the EBT/SNAP shack and declare that you wish to be a vendor for the next week.
Step 2. Put name into raffle before 10:30 am. Fill out a slip with your name to be registered for the raffle.
Step 3. Check back at 11:00 am to noon and if assigned a space, pay $10. After 11:00 am and before 12:00 pm, go to the EBT/SNAP shack booth and find out if you got a booth for the next Saturday. If you were assigned a booth, the EBT/SNAP shack will have your booth assignment. You must pay a $10 deposit for your booth number. This deposit will be refunded to you the next Saturday when you return your booth number.
Step 4. Be in assigned spot by 7:45 am. Vendors must be in assigned space by 7:45 am unless arrangements are made by texting Leslie at 345-1355. We will reassign your booth to someone one else at 7:45 unless prior arrangements have been made.
Note: Lose $10 if number not returned. No deposits will be returned without the return of the booth assignment number.
Prices for booths are as follows payable prior to end of market:
Non-food items - $10 per booth per week.
Non-prepared food - $15 per booth per week.
Prepared food - $20 per booth per week.
Starting 1 January 2023, the booth prices will be:
Non-food items - $15 per booth per week.
Non-prepared food - $25 per booth per week.
Prepared food - $30 per booth per week.