Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Hawaiian Farmer's Markets

One of the first things we did in Hawaii was to visit the two farmer's markets in Waimea to stock our pantry. The flowers were of interest to us as Brother in Law Phil is an orchid grower so that booth was exciting. Angelica and I loved the cut flower booths and admired the variety of fragrant and hand crafted Lei's that were available.
But the bounty of the Island grown fruits, veggies, meats and cheeses was fabulous.

Later in the week we made it to the Farmer's Market in Hilo which is even larger and more glorious. Needless to say - we ate well! These fabulous papayas were less than 20 cents each. We bought several, pureed them with a bit of freshly zested lime and the lime juice along with a touch of sugar, and topped our Vanilla bean ice cream with a citrusy sweet papaya sauce. Sublime.

4 comments:

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Hi...Oh my goodness, I forgot to check yesterday, I see there are more pictures from your trip! The market looks like so much fun!! Your sister resembles your mother so much in the picture with her hat on. I could use a sunny Hawaiian day today!!
Thanks for sharing...Donna (IA)

seanymph said...

Oh I love these markets, Ive been there. Did you get the lei lady to make you one? I did. It was heavenly to wear flowers around my neck while I shopped. Hawaii is so beautiful.

Linda J. said...

Oh my! What a dream farmer's market!

Marilyn said...

How I would have loved the farmer's market. Yummmmm!