The fresh fruit at the market is so sweet you'll want to crack into it on the spot (just try to leave some room for some awesome baked goods).
Most of the produce at the farmers market is grown locally on the island of Oahu, but some, like these lychees, are imported from Kona, the Big Island.
Many hot food vendors sell snacks to munch on as you work your way through the market. For example, a flat griddle kept these fried mochi warm.
Many of the signs are in two languages: English and Japanese.
Now, no Hawaiian farmers' market would be complete without live mollusks.
Making a batch of the popular fluffy, refreshing shave ice requires a special ice shaving machine. Unfortunately they were too big to pack in a suitcase.
A rainbow of tropical flowers is available at the market.
Not Your Average Daisies
Anthuriums, in fact.
Hawaiian Sweet Bread
When asked about this bread, the baker admitted, "It's just Portuguese sweet bread but we make it on Hawaii so we call it Hawaiian sweet bread."
Portuguese, Hawaiian; who cares about the name when the bread is so soft and sweet. I took this pan to my face.
Biggest Avocados Ever
They were the size of small melons with an almost smooth light green skin.
Wall of Pineapples
The pineapple also is sold pre-cut. Definitely the way to go.