Mahiku Farmers Market opens at Momilani Community Center

Jun 4, 2010 | PC Community

 

The Pearl City community turned out on Friday, June 4 to the newly opened Mahiku Farmers Market at the Momilani Community Center. Shoppers found everything from fresh produce to fresh poki  to beautiful orchids in an open market atmosphere that brought  everyone together for an opportunity to shop and mingle with their neighbors.

"This is great because its not only people coming to buy things, its like they're meeting friends and talking story." said Pearl City Foundation Executive Director, Breene Harimoto.


                                                             Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

The partnership between the Momilani Community Center-Pearl City Foundation and Mahiku Farmers Market serves the Pearl City community by providing fresh, locally grown fruit and vegetables. Also, a tasty selection of local plate lunch favorites like; Sauteed Walu, Sauteed Garlic Shrimp, beef stew, fresh poke etc.

"We're hired to come and support the Pearl City community," said Mahiku Farmers Market owner, Sonny Duong. "The Farmers Market is going to build and be one of the best. We plan to bring more vendors in the next couple of weeks."

                                                             Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Mahiku Farmers Market owner, Sonny Duong (left) and Pearl City Foundation Executive Director, Breene Harimoto standing in front of a fresh produce tent.

                                                             Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Momilani Community Center's Mahiku Farmers Market offered shoppers delicious plate lunches.                                                           

                                                             Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Joleen Jackson in front of her very popular Fresh Fish & Poki tent on Friday.


                                                             Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Megan from Olomana Orchids presented a beautiful selection of orchid plants for sale.

                                                             Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Robert Fernandez took care of shoppers food storage needs with a great selection of Tupperware containers.

Everyone seemed to be having a good time and happy with their Mahiku Farmers Market purchases.

"I told my girlfriend we need to come here. I'm really enjoying this," commented
Mary Jane Kaholokula.

                                                             Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Pearl City resident, Mary Jane Kaholokula stops for a quick photo after shopping at Momilani Community Center's, Mahiku Farmers Market on Friday.

                                                             Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Mahiku Farmers Market shoppers, (from left) Shizue Itsuno and Miriam Sarae with Momilani Community Center Programs Director, Naomi Tully-Ungacta and Pearl City Foundation Executive Director, Breene Harimoto.

Come out and join your neighbors and friends every Friday at the Momilani Community Center's, Mahiku Farmers Market. Bring the Family!

Momilani Community Center is located at:

715 Hoomoana Street, Pearl City, Hi 96782

                                                             Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com