Kakaako Farmers’ Market at Ward Village received top honors at the 2019 Farmers Market Celebration People’s Choice Awards this month! The market was named No. 1 in the Pacific Region and in Hawaii. The weekly market consistently features a diverse offering of produce and other goods, as well the most exciting food vendors. If you decide to eat there, a tent is set up for you to sit and enjoy live music. The whole experience is not to be missed, and is a great way to get to know the neighborhood better while also supporting our local economy! Visit the market every Saturday from 8am to 12pm at 1050 Ala Moana Blvd.
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Kakaako Farmers' Market at Ward Village was named No. 1 in both the Pacific region and in Hawaii, as well as 15th in the nation by American Farmland Trust Inc. in its 2019 Farmers Market Celebration People's Choice Awards last week.
The 11th annual Farmers Market Celebration is a nationwide effort to promote locally grown, fresh food and the farmers that bring it to the farm stand.
This year's winners were chosen through nationwide voting, endorsements from their communities and stories of the market's impact on the community's local food system.
"We are proud to support our hui of local farmers and strive to create a neighborhood where healthy lifestyle opportunities are always readily available to the local community," Todd Apo, senior vice president of community development at The Howard Hughes Corporation, said in a statement. "Whether it's our neighborhood's walkability, multiple farmers' markets, or the selection of weekly fitness classes at Victoria Ward Park, Ward Village is being developed to embody wellness, connectivity, and vibrant placemaking."
Located at the corner of Ala Moana Blvd. and Ward Ave., the Kakaako Farmers' Market features more than 70 booths offering fresh locally-grown produce and artisan foods. The market is held every Wednesday evening from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday morning from 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
The variety at the market goes beyond what grows from the ground — including local, handmade comfort foods like tamales, poke, dim sum, smoothies and baked goods.
"Since 2012, the Kakaako Farmers' Market has served our local community of farmers, foodies, and artisans. We are honored to be named one of the best markets in the country," said Pamela Boyar, market manager of the Kakaako Famers' Market said in a statement.