Sunday craft fair offers after-Christmas shopping

WAIPOULI — Risa Clemmons, a vendor at the Coconut MarketPlace farmers market, said applications for the Dec. 30 craft fair and mini market are still being accepted.

“We’re hosting a craft fair event to benefit Malama Pono,” Clemmons, a coordinator of the Kaua‘i Craft Fair at Po‘ipu, said. “People still look for bargains and gifts after Christmas, so we’re holding an event at the Kaua‘i Mini Golf in Kilauea.”

Clemmons, who also coordinates vendors at the Anahola Marketplace, said she’ll have her craft items as well as fresh produce and fruits from their Anahola farm when the Dec. 30 fair opens from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the area next to the mini golf facility in Kilauea.

She said there should be a ceiling of 45 vendors, based on the space available, and people can call 652-0236 for more information, or to register for the craft fair and mini market.

“I’ll be there,” said Rynea Gorospe, who was selling her line of breads and baked goods at the Coconut MarketPlace. “We were selling at the last Po‘ipu craft fair, and because the breads are being embraced, we’re going to take it out to Kilauea.”

Gorospe said her biggest task is trying to figure out how to apply the UPC (Universal Product Code) to her line of baked goods.

“Last night, I gave some to a friend and before I left the store, they came running up asking if they could have it in the Whalers General Store,” said Gorospe, a regular at the Coconut MarketPlace farmers market. “But, it needs to have the UPC code. Glen Kojima also is receptive to having it in Kojima Store if I can get the UPC.”

Clemmons, who had a steady stream of customers for her ice cold, semi-husked coconuts, said the Coconut MarketPlace meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. until noon.

“Normally, we have to leave by 1 p.m., so we pack up at 12:30,” she said.

“They’re doing work on the Anahola Marketplace, so I bring my farm products to this marketplace.”


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