The Napili Farmers Market was created in 2012 with the purpose of building the local food supply on Maui and providing West Maui residents and visitors with fresh, locally grown produce.
Maui has a wonderfully varied climate, plus the land and resources to become self-reliant in our food supply. Currently, 85% of our food comes from out of state. This fact puts Maui in a vulnerable position, depending on other states and countries to supply us with our food. This affects our food security, food prices, freshness, selection, quality and more.
At Napili Farmers Market, we believe that it is important to shop and eat local, care about where our food comes from, care for the aina, support our local farms and community, and be healthy. To help realize our vision of a self-reliant Island, we work together with Local Harvest (the coordinator of the Napili Farmers Market) who provides us with fresh, locally-grown, non-GMO produce and locally-made products.
We have about 15-20 vendors at the market at one time. Most of them offer food products, while others offer items such as plants, greeting cards, jewelry, hair clips, purses and more. All our food vendors include some local ingredients in their products.