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Mākeke Kapolei

A Farmers' and Green Market


Mālama Learning Center, Wai`anae Farmers' Market, and Kapolei High School are partnering to provide the community with Mākeke Kapolei, a weekly farmers' and green market.  Live, eat, and learn sustainably!

Join us every Thursday (except major holidays) - 3:00 - 6:30 p.m. at the Kapolei High School parking lot.

We envision an O‘ahu community that is healthy in mind, body and spirit by providing vibrant gathering places for the community, local food producers and Hawaiian cultural practitioners to connect, share, learn, teach, entertain, and express values that lead to healthy and affordable habits.


Using the power of partnerships and recognizing a farmers' market can be an important economic and social development tool for the Kapolei community, Mākeke Kapolei will strive to create a gathering place to:

  • Preserve the knowledge, values and traditions of local farmers, food producers and Hawaiian cultural practitioners;
  • Support and encourage both new and experienced farmers to develop environmentally sound and economically viable practices;
  • Support and encourage cultural practitioners and artisans;
  • Provide our community weekly access to fresh, affordable, locally grown produce and products;
  • Provide an environment that invites and promotes the sharing, learning and expressing of malama pono among community members, vendors, students and educators.

 We gladly accept EBT and SNAP benefits!

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Mākeke Kapolei PSA - Gather Food, Gather Knowledge, Gather Here! from Malama Learning Center on Vimeo.

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For more information, call 808-305-8287 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
New vendors welcome; low booth fees!
We Celebrated Our Third Anniversary!

 Makeke 3rd Anniversary Flyer



Current Vendors

Mahalo to the vendors of Mākeke Kapolei:

(Note: not all are present at every market)


  • Alex's Farm - all your fresh, local produce needs
  • Country Masons
  • Five-O Ribs - smoked ribs by the plate or rack, smoked lasagna and more
  • Halau 'O Kaululaua'e
  • Hawai'i Paracord All-star Dips - 13 different flavors, Hawai'i Chip Company, hot sauce and BBQ saucs
  • Hawaiian Ono Foods
  • Hawaiian Twisted Taters - spiral-cut potatoes on a stick in a variety of flavors
  • Heavenly Treats
  • Kahumana Farms - local certified organic produce grown in the fertile soils of Lualualei and harvested this morning!
  • Ka Omi Pa - traditional Hawaiian massage (lomilomi) by the minute!
  • KHS Drama Club - face painting and shave ice. All proceeds go to support the Kapolei High Drama Club!
  • KHS Culinary Program - variety of delicious soups and specials cooked up by the students of KHS
  • Larry's Bakery
  • Mālama Learning Center - native Hawaiian plants, vegetable starters, and educational demonstrations
  • Manny's Island Sausage - locally made sausages in a variety of flavors including pastele and kim chee!  Sold hot with gandule rice or cold to take home and cook!
  • Mark's Specialties - pastele stew, garlic ahi, shrimp scampi, kalua pig plates all served with organic greens from MA`O Organic Farms
  • MP Farms - all our fresh, local produce needs!
  • Munchie’z by Sweetpea Café - breakfast served all day! Also serving up mini ice cream pies and desserts!
  • Nani Kore
  • New Violet's Grill - smoked/dried fish, musubi, bento and other local Japanese cuisine!
  • Pajeers Polynesian
  • Paletas Hawai'i - local made gourmet fresh fruit ice cream bars in over 20 flavors!
  • Pork Grinds Hawai'i - local flavored pork rinds
  • Pomai's Kulolo - haupia, kulolo, "haulolo", and fresh poi!
  • Son Farm - fresh local produce
  • Smart 'Ohana - earth friendly, natural cleaning solutions.
  • Sou's Thai Kitchen
  • Sugar Hut
  • VJ's Butcher Block
  • Wai'anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center - health education

updated September 2014

Cooking by KHS Culinary Arts Program

khs culinary makeke cropMākeke Kapolei is proud to partner with the culinary arts program of Kapolei High School.  You might see the students selling “one-bowl” meals at the market for a reasonable price. Led by teacher Cynthia Pratt, the program has had a number of noteworthy successes through cooking competitions (just like “Iron Chef”), as well as producing a cookbook called “From the Heart of Hawaii’s Families” with more than 180 recipes that focus on how Hawaii’s families weather challenging, difficult times and how they celebrate happy times. As of March 2012, over 1,200 cookbooks have been sold with 300 remaining. If you’d like a copy, please pick up a copy at the PCNC office at Kapolei High between 8 am and 4 pm ($15 cash, check or money order accepted) or send a check made out to “From the Heart of Hawaii’s Families” for $18 (book plus $3 postage) and mail to Kapolei High School, 91-5007 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, HI. Proceeds benefit Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women & Children to expand/renovate its neonatal facilities.

Halau O Kaululaua'e

halau o kaululauaeWe are honored to feature bi-monthly hula performances by Hālau ‘O Kaululauaʻe. Mikiʻala Kanekoa, who is a teacher at Kapolei High, is the kumu of this hālau, a hula school committed to maintain the knowledge and discipline of hula that has been carefully passed down from one hula generation to the next. Mālama Learning Center has worked with Mikiala for several years and is so grateful to her for her grace and generosity.