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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 educator

We gladly accept EBT and SNAP benefits!

As of 2016, Mākeke Kapolei has expanded our EBT Double Bucks program and can now

double up to $20 of EBT/SNAP benefits

on the purchase of fresh fruits, vegetables, poi, and pa`i`ai.

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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 Wai'anae Farmers' Market at 808-697-3599.
New vendors welcome; low booth fees!

Current Vendors

Mahalo to the vendors of Mākeke Kapolei:

(Note: not all are present at every market) 

  • ADRIANA’S FARM- fresh local produce.
    `AI MANUAHI- hand pounded pa`i`ai.
    ANGELOS MALASADAS- fresh taro malasadas, made to order!
    AULI`I`S TREASURES- handcrafted sunrise seashell and sea glass jewelry, hats and accessories. (2nd Thursday of the month)
    DICK’S LECHON- rotisserie local pork belly.
    HAWAIIAN TWISTED TATERS- spiral cut Okinawan sweet potatoes/russet potatoes on a stick/tray, okra fries, green bean fries, & zucchini fries.
    HAWAII PESTO-fresh locally made macadamia nut pesto.
    HEAVENLY TREATS- fresh fruit smoothies, fruit parfaits and more!
    J’S TASTY BITES- chicken wings, pinacbet, bibimbap and Filipino desserts!
    ISLAND FRUITS- fresh local fruits.
    KA OMI PA-lomilomi massage by the minute. (2nd Thursday of the month)
    KALIHI CORNER- weekly plate lunch specials.
    LE`ALE`A DESIGNS-trucker hats embellished with recycled vintage Hawaiian fabric that has been hand-stitched. (2nd Thursday of the month)
    LOVAN TARO FARM- fresh local produce.
    MA`O ORGANIC FARM- certified organic produce, locally grown in Wai`anae.
    MALAMA LEARNING CENTER- plants, produce, composting kits and more!
    MANNY’S ISLAND SAUSAGE- chicken pastele gravy, gandule rice, panadija, pastele and kim chi sausage.
    MARK’S SPECIALTIES- pastele stew, kalua pig, garlic ahi, shrimp scampi, Korean beef watercress salad, bread pudding and more!
    MP FARMS-fresh, local produce.
    NATURAL ALOHA-locally made all-natural organic beauty products. ( 2nd Thursday of the Month)
    NEW VIOLET’S GRILL- smoked/dried fish, bento, musubi and other local Japanese cuisine favorites.
    OHIA BAKERY-fresh Moloka`i sweet bread.
    PACIFIC SKY-girls aloha print dresses, sarongs, pa`u skirts and accessories.
    PARADISE KETTLE CORN- flavored kettle corn.
    POMAI’S KULOLO- fresh haupia, kulolo, “haulolo”, and poi.
    QUEZADA’S SALSA-fresh made pico de gallo, guacamole, pineapple salsa, spicy red salsa, queso and carnitas.
    SOU’S THAI KITCHEN- curries, spring/summer rolls and more.
    SUGAR HUT-fresh macarons, truffles and mini cupcakes.
    TOUANS FARM- fresh local produce.
    ULU LEMONADE- fresh lemonade and teas.
    WEHIWA SOAP COMPANY- soaps, scrubs and bath bombs, locally made with plant based organic oils. (last market of the month)
    WINE & CANVAS-painting classes ( 1st Thursday of the month)

updated February 2016