The market will be located on the grounds of the Kapiʻolani campus in the same location as the popular Saturday Farmers’ Market. The Saturday Farmers’ Market will continue to operate from 7:30 to 11 a.m.
The pilot project is in response to recent community discussions supporting an alternate farmers’ market.
“We are excited to provide this alternate market to the community. The Tuesday Market is designed to be smaller than the Saturday Market, allowing the community to shop at a more leisurely pace with the benefit of great food for dinner,” said Hawaiʻi Farm Bureau Federation President Dean Okimoto.
Kapiʻolani Community College Chancellor Leon Richards sees this pilot project as an opportunity to continue to grow the partnership between the campus and the Hawaiʻi Farm Bureau Federation.
“The education partnership with the Culinary Institute of the Pacific and the Hawaiʻi Farm Bureau Federation is a model that works well. Both are statewide organizations with a common goal of strengthening Hawaiʻi’s farm to table vitality with increased food production and culinary arts professionals,” Richards said.
The Hawaiʻi Farm Bureau Federation is the owner-operator of four Oʻahu Farmers’ Markets, with the principal goal of supporting agriculture in Hawaiʻi by providing a venue for farmers in the state. In addition to Kapiʻolani Community College, other locations include Mililani High School on Sundays, Neal Blaisdell Center on Wednesdays and Kailua Town Center on Thursdays.
The Farmers’ Markets support the general operations of the farm bureau.