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Grove Farm Market

Supporting Local Agriculture

As our island community deals with the coronavirus concerns, Grove Farm brought together our island’s farmers and fishermen with you -- our community -- by offering fresh produce and fish at our Grove Farm Market site.

Grove Farm Market offers an alternative for residents to continue to get their locally grown fruits and vegetables while being more sustainable with our food. Most of their produce is harvested the day of or the day before!

Market Hours:
Saturdays 9:30 a.m. until supplies last

Visit the Market


4411 Kikowaena St
Lihue, HI 96746

Parking

Parking is available around the entire perimeter of the park with handicap parking off Kikowaena Street


Additional Parking

Additional parking is available and may be accessed from the makai side of Kikowaena Street if you are coming from Puhi Road-Leleiona Street, or from the mauka end of Kikowaena Street if you are turning right off Kaumualiʻi Highway.

Quarterly Craft Fairs

To celebrate local artists and entrepreneurs, quarterly craft fairs will be held alongside the Grove Farm Market on the other side of the Puhi Park field. Various locally-made products will be showcased at each event, highlighting the talents and creativity of the people of Kaua‘i.

2021 Dates: September 25th & December 4th

Become a Vendor

Applications and Vendor Rules:

Interested vendors should fill out a Vendor Application form. Completed applications may be emailed to Nikki Ige at nige@grovefarm.com or mailed/dropped off to the Grove Farm Office at 3-1850 Kaumuali‘i Hwy, Lihue, HI 96766.

Your application will be reviewed by our market committee, and we will let you know whether you are approved to sell. The submission of an application serves as your agreement to abide by the Craft Fair Rules, which can be downloaded here.

Fees:

  • September 2021 Craft Fair: $30
  • September and December 2021 Craft Fairs: $50

Important Deadlines:

September 25, 2021

December 4, 2021

Application

August 27, 2021

November 5, 2021

Vendor Spot Assignments

September 3, 2021

November 12, 2021

Payment

September 17, 2021

November 26, 2021

Market Rules

For the safety of all those at the market, we ask that all who attend follow our market rules and shopping guidelines.

Due to the rise in COVID cases and the Governor's mandate, masks are required to attend the market. We still ask that you do not attend if you are not feeling well as well as social distancing yourself from others.

We appreciate your cooperation with these guidelines.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Market accept credit/debit cards?

Certain vendors may accept credit/debit cards; however, all vendors accept US Dollars.

Does your market accept SNAP payments?

No. At this time, our market is not equipped to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) payments.

Are pets allowed at the market?

Yes. Pets and service animals are allowed at the market; however, we ask that owners abide by the following rules:

  • Pets must be kept on a short leash.
  • Pets must be under control and by the owner’s side at all times.
  • Keep pets away from produce, plants, and other food products.
  • Pets must be friendly with others animals and children
  • Be considerate—not everyone loves pets and some customers are allergic to animals.
  • Please remember to clean up after your pet!

Market management reserves the right to request that owners remove pets from the market.

Get To Know Your Vendors


Sakda Meephol
Visit Sakda and Usa Meephol for fresh seasonal fruits grown in Koloa and Mahaulepu. Sakda also farms in central Kauai and has a bountiful of fresh vegetables. This hardworking couple possess the heart and soul of a farmer. Read their story here.
Elmer Viernes

See a long line of customers – six feet apart – waiting to see Elmer and Ailyn? Here’s the reason! You will always find the freshest okra, bittermelon, eggplant, squash, pumpkin, cabatete, wingbeans, and even jicama, along with an assortment of seasonal fruit. Read Elmer’s story here.

Wirat Yothachai

Wirat Yothachai has been farming on Grove Farm lands in Lihue since 2012. Along side his wife, Noi, and their children, they have devoted their heart and soul to farming. Wirat offers a variety of fresh vegetables and fruit, including mixed greens, kale, carrots, parsley, basil, bok choi, tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet potatoes, citrus, pineapple, and so much more!

Suthat "Dang" Promnonsri

Up before dawn and working to 10 or 11 o’clock at night, “Dang” and “Peet” Promnosri are hardworking farmers who will always greet you with a warm and enthusiastic smile. They have an assortment of fresh picked Thai papayas, cucumers, lemons, pineapple, mixed salad greens, kale -- just about everything you need! Read about Dang and Peet here.

Dean and Nicol Nonaka

Dean and Nicol Nonaka are 3rd generation farmers from Hanapēpē Valley. The Nonaka Farm has been operating since 1925 -- originally farming rice, cattle, and hogs. Now they cultivate cabbage, green onions, kale, daikon, radish, bok choi, sweet peppers, bananas, and eggplant. On occasion, they sell fresh fish and ornamental sunflowers.

Mike and Elsie Gregg

Thinking of starting starting a garden or adding to your landscape? See Mike and Elsie Gregg of Kaapuni Nursery from Kapahi – selling a variety of starter herbs and vegetables.

Leonida Ednilao

Leonida Ednilao has been raising tropical flowers and papaya with her husband for over 40 years. They farm on eight acres of Grove Farm Lihuʻe lands -- dedicating 4 acres to fruit and 4 acres to tropical flowers.

Brydan Blackstad

Brydan has been a commercial fisherman for over 15 years after his career with Aloha Airlines came to an end. He bought his first boat in high school and has upgraded throughout the years as his family grew. A family affair -- as Brydan, his wife Janna, and children -- Brock and Jordyn -- sell akule, menpachi, papio, and uku.

Adam and Christine Coyaso

Adam has been harvesting young and old coconuts around the island for about 10 years. You choose if you want to spoon out the meat yourself, or just drink the nutritious water – Adam will cut it right in front of you. Christine also bakes vegan and gluten free mochi donuts for an added tasty treat.

Taworn Panyamee

The Panyamee family has been farming for the last six years on Kauaʻi. Taworn spends most of his day at the farm, while his wife Preeda and daughter Beny sell the produce at markets around the island. They sell a variety of fruits and vegetables and delicious banana chips!

Ursa Swift

Ursa is the owner of Midnight Bear Breads in Hanapēpē Town. She grew up in Vermont, where she learned the art of European-style breads. They have been selling breads and croissants for nine years. Popular items include multi-grain sourdough, French sourdough, mac nut cinnamon rolls, and rosemary sea salt baquettes. You may also preorder breads for pick-up by calling (808) 335-2893

Robin Fisher and Jenn Schad

Robin Fisher is the “Mother of Bees” and runs Kauaʻi Nectar Co. Jenn Schad helps sell Kauaʻi Nectar Co.’s as the “Honey Hustler.” They sell high-quality honey, bee pollen, and spreadable honey infused with a variety of flavors. They have seven apiaries from Princeville to Kalāheo.

Sawaeng See Akkhahad

Sawaeng and his wife will greet you with the warmest smiles. A farmer from Thailand, Sawaeng left his home to work on an Oahu farm in 2004. He found his way to Kaua’i in 2010 and now has his own farm in the Lihu’e farmlands. Visit Sawaeng to see his bountiful offering of vegetables.

Bob Yasaka

Supphasit “Bob” Yasaka worked on his family’s rice and chili pepper farm in Thailand. In 2005, he came to work for Kauai Coffee. Bob started his own farm in 2012 in Grove Farm’s Lihuʻe lands and offers banana, papaya, tomato, cucumber, eggplant, basil, lettuce, pumpkin, squash, onion, cilantro and bok choy.

Bunlai Saengma

The Saengma family has been farming in the Lihuʻe farmlands for three years. When Bunlai is busy on the farm, his wife Teerarat, along with his son Nathan and daughter Lemon sell their cilantro, green onions, mint, romaine lettuce, carrots, bok choy, kale, avocado, banana, cucumbers, and oranges.

Paul and Jude Huber

Paul Huber and wife, Jude, started Hole in the Mountain Farm in Moloaʻa and have been growing KauaʻiSugarloaf Pineapple for over 20 years. They have about 380,000 plants and ship their pineapples worldwide. They also sell Paulie’s Pineapple Phrosties, a frozen soft-serve made from 100% Kauaʻi Sugarloaf Pineapple.

Weerapon Phokee

Like many of the farmers, Weerapon puts in long, backbreaking hours tending to his farm on Grove Farm lands. Fortunately, his wife Aulaiporn and son Teerapon are at his side to help him sell the fruits of his labor at Puhi Park Produce. We would like to extend our congratulations to Teerapon who is a senior at Kauai High School and will attend the Kaua’i Community College.

Sakda "Pat" Thaksin

Sakda or “Pat” as he’s called, has been farming in the Lihuʻe farm lands for the last ten years. A rice farmer in Thailand, Pat orginally worked on a farm on Oʻahu. He sells coconuts, bananas, papayas, oranges, lemons, lime, salad greens, green onions, cilantro, basil, long beans, okra, carrots, beets, and bok choi.

Watchara Meephol

Watchara Meephol is the older brother of Sakda. They grew up farmers in Thailand and came to Hawaiʻi to work on commercial farms on Oʻahu. Moving to Kauaʻi to join his brother Sakda, Watchara has been farming in Lihu’e farm lands since 2007. Watchara and Chanida grow a wide assortment of vegetables and fruits.

Somphong "Pong" Janphet

Originally from Northeast Thailand, Pong came to Hawaii in 2004 to work on Oahu farms. He eventually relocated to Kaua’i, where he has his own farm on Grove Farm lands in Lihue. Visit Pong’s booth to see his abundant assortment of vegetables and fruits – and beautiful cauliflower!

Phaisan Ngamdee

Phaisan was a rice farmer in his home town in Thailand as well as a carpenter in Bangkok. He moved to Hawaii to work on Oahu farms, and eventually found his way to Kauai where he farms in Lihu’e. You will be impressed by his wide array of fresh produce grown by a one-man operation.

Become a Vendor

Applications

Interested vendors should fill out a Vendor Application Form. Completed applications may be emailed to Nikki Ige at nige@grovefarm.com or mailed/dropped off to 3-1850 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, HI 96766. Our review committee will evaluate your application and we will let you know if we are able to accommodate you.

Vendor Rules

All vendors must adhere to the rules noted below. A .pdf of the rules may be downloaded here.

The submission of a Grove Farm Market Application serves as the vendor’s agreement to abide by the rules detailed below. Violations of the rules may be grounds for warnings and/or dismissal from the market.

SAFETY

Per CDC recommendations, vendors and customers are no longer required to wear face coverings/masks; however, social distancing should still be enforced, and vendors should not attend the market if they are not feeling well.

Vendors must review and adhere to the ‘Grove Farm Market Shopping Guidelines’.

MARKET OPENING AND CLOSING

Vendors should access the park through the Kikowaena St entrance between 9:00am and 9:20am to set up. Those arriving after 9:20am may not be permitted to drive in.

Vendors are allowed to leave early; however, they will not be permitted to re-enter. All vendors must be packed up and out of the park by 1:00pm.

A horn will sound at 9:30am to signal the opening of the market and allow vendors to begin selling.

SETUP

Vendors must supply their own tents, tables, chairs, etc. Each vendor must leave his or her selling area clean and in orderly condition. All refuse and unsold goods must be removed from the market area by the vendor as onsite trash disposal is not provided.

ATTENDANCE

Vendors must provide advance notice no later than the Friday before by 8am if they will not be at the market. Notice must be made by emailing nige@grovefarm.com. Excessive uncommunicated and/or late notifications of absences may result in relocation or forfeiture of their space.

ALLOWED VENDORS AND PRODUCTS

Only registered vendors are allowed to sell/display products. Vendor spaces should not be used for any other purposes without Grove Farm’s prior written permission.

Vendors are permitted to sell approved items noted on their application. The Grove Farm Review Committee reviews all vendor applications and reserves the right to approve/deny based on: product(s) sourcing, product(s) quality, overall vendor mix, etc.

WEATHER

The market will be held rain or shine. In the event of closure due to severe weather, we will notify you by email, phone or text message.

FEES

Market fees are to be prepaid 1 calendar month in advance and are due on or before the 1st Saturday market of the month. Payments may be made in person to any Grove Farm representative at the market or mailed/dropped off at the Grove Farm Office. Market fees are non-refundable and do not carry over from month to month in the event of non-attendance. Late and/or unpaid market fees may result in forfeiture of your space.

PROHIBITED ITEMS

Smoking, outside alcoholic beverages, and firearms are not allowed.

HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATIONS

Vendors are responsible for obtaining all necessary permits from the State Department of Health as well as complying with regulations related to the sampling, production, labeling, and/or safety of the product(s) offered for sale at the market.

INSURANCE

Vendor shall provide a general liability insurance policy in an amount not less than $1 million naming Grove Farm as additional insured.

Grove Farm Properties, Incorporated
3-1850 Kaumuali’i Hwy
Lihue, HI 96766

MARKET MANAGEMENT

Grove Farm employees will be on-site each week and have complete authority to interpret and implement market rules.

GRIEVANCE POLICY

Vendors or customers may submit comments/complaints by sending an email explaining their issue to Nikki Ige at nige@grovefarm.com. Complaints will be reviewed and responded to via email and/or over the phone.

INDEMNIFICATION

Vendor shall indemnify, defend, and hold and save Grove Farm, and their respective officers, directors, agents and employees (together, the "Indemnified Parties"), harmless from any and all claims, suits, demands, debts, undertakings or proceedings of any kind or nature, whether meritorious or frivolous, in any way arising out of the Vendor's use of the space, including liability caused in whole or in part by the Indemnified Parties.

Vendor shall, at its own expense, appear, defend, and pay all attorneys' fees and all costs and other expenses arising therefrom or incurred in connection therewith; and, if any judgment shall be rendered against the Indemnified Parties in any such action, Vendor shall, at its own expense, satisfy and discharge same.