Hawaii Farm Bureau Farmers Market at Kapiolani Community College
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This is just a fraction of the crowd who came out to the Hawaii Farm Bureau Farmers Market today at KCC.
Bright and early at 7:30am, the crowds start pouring in to parking lot C. Ready to indulge in some of the finest Hawaii has to offer. Locally grown and crafted products, as offered by the people themselves.
Now, those of you who already follow me on facebook and twitter, or read my earlier coffee post, know just how much i love a cup of coffee. So naturally, upon entering the market, i was drawn to the nearest coffee tent. Which just happened to be the very first tent.
Koko Crater Coffee Roasters was the first thing i saw walking in, and was the first to get my business. And i was happy to give it to them. They even had my favorite drink on their menu. Iced Thai. And for never having heard of them before (sorry guys. ignorance is bliss), they brew quite a cup of coffee. So after paying for my iced thai, and a bag of beans, i was on my way into the market.
The market was home to many different vendors offering fresh produce, flowers, and products of the islands. As well as lots of hot food, and fresh baked goods. The air was rich with the smells of the islands.
And of course, we are in Hawaii, so it wouldn’t be a farmers market without these golden beauties.
Our good friends at Baja Style were there at the market, with some great dishes for the breakfast/early lunch crowds. Breakfast burritos, “Mexican breakfast” plates, Fire roasted, stuffed peppers, tacos, and sooooo much more.
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They also offered a specialty dish. The Baja Style Mango on a stick. A beautiful blend of sweet, salty, and spicy.
This blew my mind. Im so glad i got one when i did, because shortly after i did, they sold out all they had.
And my Baja Style breakfast shortly followed.
A great big thank you to our friends at Baja Style. The food was delicious as always, and after eating i was almost too full to get back to snapping photos.
After catching my breath, and sitting down for a minute, it was time to say goodbye , and make my way back into the crowd, 10lbs heavier.
Some of the other foods and products offered at the market:
There was even a group making shaved ice.
Did i mention how much i love coffee?
I’m so glad i live in a place where coffee is a major export. there were so many tents offering coffee. I just wish i could have picked up a bag of each.
A few of the other products offered
There was also a tent offering fresh young coconuts. It doesn’t get much more “Hawaii” than that.
Plus all the beautiful local flowers and plants.
For those of you who have never been to one of these events, check out Hawaii Farm Bureau Farmers Markets website for a schedule, and support local business.
Buy local, by locals.
…until next time
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