The Pana’ewa Farmers Market is a community-based initiative sponsored by the Keaukaha Pana’ewa Farmers Association (KPFA).  

The Market is committed to helping the Pana’ewa and Island community, local farmers and food providers offer fresh, Hawaii grown and/or produced products to local customers.  The Market aims to support food and environmental sustainability and to foster a sense of community among people from diverse backgrounds.

Located at 363 Railroad Avenue, the Market is in the main shopping district of Hilo, Hawai’i across from the Home Depot parking lot.  

The location has on-site parking and a capacity to accept 35 vendors in 10’x10′ spaces under provided tent canopies.  

The Market will begin operating Fridays 11am-6pm August 17.  

The Pana’ewa Farmers’ Market is open to the public.  We welcome Vendor applications from farmers, value-added product producers, and plant-based artisans.  Visit the Vendor page to apply. 

We also offer a free Community Outreach booth at each Market for organizations and agencies focused on agriculture, nutrition, health or community  projects.  Sign up on the Community Page.

Community-based hydroponic farming education and activities also happen on the Market grounds.

Meet the Market Manager

Sara Krosch currently lives in Puna.  She and her partner produce coconut oil for their skin care collection, Just Coco.  She also teaches arts classes at Hawaii Creative Retreats and produces events on Hawaii Island.  

Originally from Minnesota, Sara has lived and worked around the world in over a dozen countries including experience with community-based organizations in Hawaii, Micronesia, American Samoa, and the Philippines.  

She has experience in education, communication, health promotion,  international development, graphic design, and event management.  Contact her here.