A kaleidoscope of images from the Hilo Farmers Market
Walking through the riot of colors, tastes and sights at the Hilo Farmer's Market is a must.
LATE SUMMER'S DELIGHTS
farm market displays
Riots of color, tastes
Late summer's delights.
The above words kept running through my mind while walking through our own riot of colors and tastes at the Hilo Farmer's Market recently and thinking about what I would be writing for today's column.
The cornucopia of vegetables in all their blazing colors are amazingly vivid…
.......as if an artist had visited the market in early morning and splashed his rainbow soaked paint brush with total abandon….
The bright green of spinach; dark bluish hue of the Hawaiian purple sweet potatoes; luscious red tomatoes; warm orange of the butternut squash;
.........and the shinny purple of the Japanese eggplants all compete for your attention with loud shouts of `look at me…buy me!'
(*) (c) Sonia R. Martinez -The original article appeared with recipes in the October 6, 2003 edition of The Hawaii Tribune-Herald of Hilo
Haiku composed by MaryLou Meyer - a dear friend who has since passed away.... Here's to you, Weezy!
The Hilo Farmer's Market has long been a destination point for island visitors. It can be found on the corner of Kamehameha Avenue and Mamo Street in downtown Hilo across from the Mo'oheau Park and Bandstand. Open on Wednesay and Saturday mornings, from dawn until about 3 in the afternoon. There are some vendors there all week long, but the best day to visit is on Saturdays.