Visiting Local Farmers’ Markets in Search of Authentic Taste of Hawaii
Pineapple . . . mango . . . coconut . . . papaya . . . macadamia nuts! The fresh native foods of Hawaii are endless!
And all of these wonderful tropical foods were found displayed in roadside stands and farmers’ markets during our time on the islands.
Some people find beauty and inspiration through capturing images of fellow humans. Yet others photograph buildings or shoot scenery. And even though I do capture those memories as well on our getaways and in everyday life . . . I also photograph food!
Raw, in process of preparation, or in its final presentation stage . . . I see and photograph food. . . in all its simplicity or complexity.
The gifts of the planet, the nourishment that sustains us . . . food in all of its beauty.
And my husband puts up with me throughout the whole process.
He even goes hungry while waiting during the final shoot! This is a must for a significant other of a food blogger! Oh no, not the going-hungry part of being in the life of a foodie (actually it’s just the opposite — the satisfaction, the pleasure of the final reward of enjoying a wonderful dish or meal). It’s the characteristic of ‘patience’ that one must have in our food-obsessed mania . . . knowing that delicious rewards are to come!
So without further introduction and chitter chatter, let me just take you on a mini-photo tour of a glimpse of the colorful Hawaiian roadside stand and Farmers’ Market scenes that will stimulate you visually and entice you to experience in beautiful and delicious Hawaii!
and finally, the humble Hawaiian farmers remind us to . . .
Thanks for the colorful and mouthwatering tour. I probably would have grabbed at least one of everything and probably every flavor of those butters.
Yes, that’s exactly what we did, Lea Ann . . . grabbed one of each and truly enjoyed!
Thanks again for your mouth-watering guest post!
Just wonderful I am glad the markets have started back here in Pennsylvania We have a few farmers here locally which is great This one looks amazing! Thanx for sharing and hope you are well !!
I’m glad to see the farmers’ markets pop up in greater popularity around the country too! Lots of goodies!
Thanks for stopping by my friend!
I think that taking the time to visit the local farmers markets says a lot about a country.
Like you, Val, I LOVE farmers’ markets and open markets and fresh-air markets . . . you get the idea!
Love your tour of the foodie charms of Maui! So beautiful! Come home safe and sound, though!
Oh thank you Susan; you’re so SWEET!!!
Thank you for the vicarious thrill of a stroll through a Hawaiian Farmers Market. The tropical flowers which you’ve so beautifully photographed are indeed wonders of this world. Appreciate your sharing the Aloha spirit with the Be Nice sign at the end. Nice touch, Roz =)
P.s. I’m familiar with many Hawaiian versions of Japanese food but butter mochi is a first!
There is such a wide variety of Japanese foods and restaurants in Hawaii, my head was spinning. We found one that was just excellent and I’ve learned much more about the delicious Japanese cuisine after this year’s trip to Maui!
I agree with the others. What a colorful tour of the market. I would have filled my basket with those pretty mangos.
Talk about a coincidence, while you were in Hawaii, we went to a luau blogger get-together in east Tennessee. Maybe you can attend next year. The theme changes each year.
The mangos were so crazy-good-sweet! I could bathe in Hawaiian mangos, they were so good!
If you’re going to visit a FM, Hawaii sure seems like the place to do it.
The farmers’ markets in Hawaii are certainly full of interesting produce that we can’t find here in the Southeast!
I love all the colours and looks like a whole lot of yummy too, especially the Avocado. I love Avocado
Ps… Thanks for stopping by my blog and your lovely comments.
Oh and Molly, the avocados in Hawaii are huge and extra buttery! I love them too!
oh i would do anything to be at that farmer’s market. It looks incredible with such a perfect variety of tantalizing fruits and veggies! Very jealous right now:))
I bet there are some really outstanding farmers’ markets in your neck of the woods too; however, I know I’ll never see anything like the Hawaiian markets! They were lots of fun!
Hawaii is truly a paradise. I cannot imagine living in a climate in which these fruits grow and are sold like we sell strawberries.incredible!
I agree, it would be amazing to be surrounded by all of the fresh fruits available in Hawaii. I had to use restraint when I was in the farmers’ markets!