Video by David Corrigan | Voice of Stephanie Salazar
HILO, Hawaii: It was a long time in the making, but this past weekend, the Keaukaha Panaewa Farmers Association finally opened its farmers market in Hilo.
Booths were set up on this one acre parcel along Railroad Avenue, right across the street from Home Depot… where Hawaiian Homelands lessees could sell the produce they grow on their own lands.
There was plenty of fanfare on the opening day… dignitaries from across Hawaii Island and Oahu stopped by for the official blessing and welcome ceremonies.
The farmers market was the vision of 82 year old Milnor Lum, who has worked for over a decade to get something like this off the ground for the people of Hilo.
The farmers market will be held on Saturdays from 7:30 am to 4 pm.