Change in Kilauea market location, time

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Risa Clemmons, the county’s Sunshine Market monitor, chats with Thipphawan Meephol about the soggy conditions, Tuesday during the sunshine market at the lawn of the historic County Building.

LIHUE — Change is coming to one of the county’s Sunshine Markets starting Thursday.

“This is not because of the rain,” said Risa Clemmons, sunshine market monitor. “We’re just moving the location of the Kilauea market to the new Agricultural Park up the road from the Christian school. This Thursday is going to be the first time we’ll be at the new location. It’s really beautiful.”

In addition to the location change from its former Kilauea Neighborhood Center site, the market hours will change to start from 3:30 p.m.

“We’ll be holding a short blessing before the market starts,” Clemmons said.

Clemmons, herself a farmer doing small markets and craft fairs, said the recent rains have not helped the farmers.

“You should have been at the Kapaa market last week,” Clemmons said. “There was so much rain, and wind, too. Too much rain is not good for the crops, and it makes working really hard, too. And look at Thipphawan’s baby. She’s pushed inside the van far enough so the rain doesn’t get to her.”

Glenna Ueunten, one of the Historic County Building vendors, said the crowds on rainy days are not there.

“Almost everyone is inside where it’s warm and not wet,” Ueunten said. “They’re not coming out on days like this. They’re too comfortable, inside.”

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Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.

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