Fresh produce in Hawaii means fingers sticky from peeling lychee, watermelon juice dribbling down your chin, crispy sweet corn and the plumpest red tomatoes. All this and more can be found every week at the local farmers markets on Oahu, sponsored by the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation and co-sponsored by Hawaii's Department of Agriculture. The most beautiful marketplace in Honolulu is near Diamond Head under the shower trees in the parking lot of Kapiolani Community College from 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturdays. The popular market features everything fresh and ono: Offerings include locally grown tomatoes, lettuce, avocado, breadfruit, lychee, rambutan, papaya, ginger, coffee, fresh heart of palm, eggs, honey, spices, tropical flowers, prepared meals and delicious baked goods. Come to sample hard-to-find local foods or just to people watch. Supporting local agriculture never tasted so good. hfbf.org
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