On Oahu, there are many different community gardens and farmers’ markets.
The community garden program was started by the City and County of Honolulu in 1975 to provide garden plot access to people living in Honolulu’s densely populated communities. Community gardens are a simple and beautiful concept: help neighbors share their love of gardening while they grow their own fresh produce. Oahu is blessed with many community gardens scattered across some of the island’s most vibrant and eclectic neighborhoods. On these fertile rented plots of earth, neighbors come together to swap gardening tips, compost the soil and harvest their produce.
The farmers’s markets take place several times a week, at locations all over Oahu. Food producers, farmers and local culinary masters gather at malls, in parks at school and in parking lots to sell fresh produce and other agricultural products. The local farmers’ markets offer residents and visitors alike locally-grown, Oahu products such as: North Shore beef, Manoa honey, Kahuku corn, Waialua chocolate, Waimanalo greens, and more! Most farmer’s markets also offer Oahu-style snacks and recipes from food booths that serve everything from soul cooking and lilikoi mochi to gourmet plate lunches and Regional Cuisine made famous by Oahu chefs. You can also buy fresh flowers and a variety of handmade products at most farmers’ markets and a few even provide entertainment.
Use the interactive map below to find a community garden or farmers’ market near you.