Residents and tourists took advantage of the warm weather on Monday to make a stop at the weekly Kukui Grove Shopping Center sunshine market, where produce vendors from across the island shared the fruits of their labor.
The small but vibrant open air farmer’s market is next to the Pikake Street entrance to Kmart. It features a number of freshly picked fruits and vegetables from local farmers, including starfruits, jackfruits, longans, pea sprouts, eggplants, tomatoes and cucumbers.
There were even several vendors who offered a refreshing coconut drink in a freshly husked and cut coconut with the “meat” still inside.
To top it off, Masa’s Shave Ice truck, with Joy and Kenny Miyoshi at the ordering window, helped shoppers beat the afternoon heat with their signature shave ice cones that feature syrups from some locally-grown fruits, like lilikoi and passion fruit, and a drizzle of condensed milk to create the “snow-capped” effect.
The Kukui Grove Farmer’s Market is 3 to 4 p.m. every Monday in the back parking lot of Kmart.