We drove around Oahu one day while we were there. We cut up the middle and drove around the North Shore on down the Windward side of the island. Somewhere near Laie, we stopped at a roadside Farmer’s Market.
Can you even believe this?! Heaven.
Funny story. We went to the swap meet at Aloha Stadium a few days before we took this drive. I was craving a cold coconut and a guy at the swap meet totally took us. I cringe and get angry all over again just thinking about it. He told us it would be $20 for two large coconuts. Um, yeah. Let’s just end right there. Don’t worry though, I went back and confronted him. He didn’t give us any money back, but it made me happy to call him on it in front of other customers.
This is how much coconuts go for. Coincidentally, I bought a coconut at Sunflower a few days after we got home for the same price. But drinking it on the side of the road in Hawaii is much more fun than in my kitchen in Utah. :)
These spiny red balls are a relative of lychees. They are juicy, sweet and flowery. My husband’s uncle bought some for later. They were delish.
I think these are prickly pears. This was something we didn’t buy that I wish we had.
Apple bananas. Soooo good.
Kiwi, avocados, Malay apples.
Malay apples. Mariko wrote about them here.
Hawaiian avocados. Why, oh why, didn’t we buy some?! Regrets, regrets, regrets. I’ve heard they are amazing. Sigh.
I think these are another kind of guava, but I’m not certain.
Well, if you happen to be heading to Oahu, I recommend heading over to the Kahuku Farmer’s Market. What a memorable experience. I can’t wait to go back…even if it takes me another 30 years to get there.
LOVE all the fresh fruit! Now, if someone would just wash and prep it for me… ;)
lichees are my favorite.
kahuku corn is legendary in sweetness. I’m drooling.
you look so beautiful in that top picture. and happy. i love it.
you are so smart to go to the farm markets while you were there.
I think you ought to go right back and buy those things you didn’t get this time.
I keep trying to like coconut water …. so far I have been unsuccessful.
You look really relaxed!
I know, lets both move our families to Hawaii and we can be BFFs. I love your Hawaii posts. Love the colors. Love your outfit. Love your story telling.
oh, Lindsey! I am having serious Hawaii-home-sick-heart-ache looking at these pictures. I miss it there. And I miss the papayas.
Oh…and Apple bananas are AMAZING. I can’t eat bananas here. I just can’t. They are flavorless.
Lindsey, I’m loving the posts on Hawaii. My wife and I spent four months there back in 2009 and we’ve been scheming to get back there ever since. Thanks for sharing.
Dan @ Casual Kitchen
PS: Those spiky red fruits are called rambutan fruits!