It's a tradition that began more than 25 years ago. Every Wednesday and Saturday, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., 200- plus vendors gather at the Hilo Farmers Market. Located in downtown Hilo on Hawai'i Island, overlooking a stunning bay, the market boasts everything from ready-to-eat plate lunches to produce and crafts. Try the myriad seasonal tropi- cal fruits, such as mangosteen, rambutan, cherimoya, dragon fruit, soursop, bread- fruit and durian. Peruse the flower vendors patiently nurturing everything from orchid flowers to anthurium plants. For gifts, check out the carefully crafted koa wood bowls, shell lei and lauhala weavings, or opt for jarred take-homes like local honey, macadamia nut butter and jams made of local fruits like poha berry and passion fruit. What's more, you'll be treated to live island-style music while you shop.