Farmer's Market Kailua Kona HI

Local resource for farmer’s market in Kailua Kona. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to local produce and organic food, as well as advice and content on healthy eating.

Alii Garden Market Place
(808) 334-1381
75-6129 Alii Drive
Kailua-Kona, HI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Wednesday - Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Keauhou Farmers Market
(808) 769-0672
78-6831 Alii Drive
Keauhou, HI
Hours
Saturday, 8 Am - 12 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Fish And Seafood, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Meat Or Poultry, Nuts, Other Processed Foods, Plants, Prepared Food, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 30 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Yes
Year Round?: Yes
Credit/Debit: Yes
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: Yes
Wic Cash?: No

Waikoloa Village Farmers Market
68-3625 Paniolo Avenue; Waikoloa Community Church Parking Lot
Waikoloa, HI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Saturday, 7:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Kona Pacific Farmer's Cooperative Farmers' Market
(808) 328-2412
By The Pink Donkey Sign
Captain Cook, HI
Hours
Friday, 7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: Yes
Year Round?: Yes
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Keaau Village Farmers Market
(808) 966-4853
16-0550 Olld Volcano Road
Keaau, HI
Hours
Daily, 7:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: Yes
Year Round?: Yes
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Village Farmers' Market
Across from Hale Halawai
Kailua-Kona, HI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Thursday - Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Keauhou Farmers Market
(808) 322-3118
Keauhou Shoppping Center, fronting Ace Hardware
Keauhou, HI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon

Kona Pacific Farmer's Cooperative Farmers' Market
(808) 328-2412
By the Pink Donkey sign
Captain Cook, HI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

South Kona Fruit Stand
(808) 328-8547
84-4770 Mamalahoa Hwy., Near old Higashi Store; between mile marker 103 & 1
Captain Cook, HI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Monday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
County
Hawaii

Makiki District Park (People's Open Market)
(808) 522-7088
1527 Keeaumoku Street
Honolulu, HI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
Monday, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
County
Honolulu City & County

Agriculture Shock

The simple act of planting a seed and watching it grow has degraded
into bizarre synthetic agriculture based on chemical pesticides and fertilizers.
More disturbing still are the so-called genetically modified “Frankenfoods” that
further distance fruits and vegetables from nature. But most distressing of all,
chemical agriculture’s crops may contain significantly less nutrition than you think.

By Eric Schneider

November 2007

 When thinking of agriculture, it’s easy to imagine the scene of a farmer in a sunlit field or Johnny Appleseed planting a future orchard. However romantic, these notions touch on the inherent simplicity of farming, which—at its most basic—involves people working with nature to produce food beyond their immediate needs. What doesn’t come to mind are planes dropping clouds of chemicals on an expanse of crops or scientists working to modify plant genes. But, increasingly, these are common aspects of modern agriculture.

 Natural farming methods served the world well for thousands of years. But while the Industrial Revolution brought about exponential innovation and vastly greater yields, in the last half of the 20th century even these strides seemed insufficient in the face of surging population and an insatiable desire for productivity above all else. This quest for ever-higher yields initially focused on deterring crop-eating animals and insects, ultimately leading to many decidedly non-organic tactics.

The elder statesmen of unnatural agricultural practices, chemical pesticides came into prominence during the 1940s. Though pesticides were generally quite effective in exterminating harmful insects, it was discovered that they also left behind compounds that poisoned the environment. This issue was publicly exposed in writer/biologist Rachel Carson’s renowned 1962 book, Silent Spring, which led to the widespread banning of the synthetic DDT and essentially jump-started the environmental movement. But pesticide use has continued (and even increased) since that time, resulting in depletion of nutrients in the soil—which, in turn, means less nutrients in crops—as well as chemical residues that remain in produce. While the Environ­mental Protection Agency (EPA) sets limits on pesticides, the trace amounts allowed in many foods can still be linked directly to illnesses such as cancer and Parkinson’s disease. In a 2005 report published by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), a disturbing 73% of fresh fruit and vegetables tested showed detectable pesticide residues.

Frankenfood Future?
    Concern about pesticides not only brought about increased environmental awareness, it prompted a shift towards organic food, particularly in recent years. Generally overlapping with this period, however, has been the rise of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the result of scientists altering the structure of plants to obtain a specific immunity or trait rather than ach...

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