Hawaii Adventures: Hilo Farmer's Market

Hilo Farmer's Market was one of the places I really wanted to see in Hilo. My Aunt Laura sells salsa there, so I've been hearing about the market for quite some time. (If you're ever in Hilo on a Saturday stop by the One Simple Salsa booth and say hi to her!) I've also read about it being one of the best farmer's market's in the entire United States. 

The market was amazing. It is split into three sections. One full of the fresh and tempting produce and flowers and the other two were filled with arts and souvenirs of all shapes and sizes. 

At the corner of the food tent this vendor would chop open a fresh, young coconut, stick a straw into it and hand you the most delicious coconut water. Then if you managed to actually drink it all he would chop it open again so you could eat the coconut meat. 

The colors and textures throughout the entire market had me happier than a kid in a candy store.  

Something tells me that you won't believe that this was meant to be a small post with only a few photos. 

Now I want to hear from you! What do you enjoy most at farmer's markets and do you have a favorite one that you frequent?