People’s Open Market produces fresh choices at Waiau District Park

Jun 7, 2011 | PC Community


Staying fit starts with a healthy diet. Eating healthy can hit you pretty hard in the pocketbook. The solution? Waiau District Park People's Open Market.

Every Tuesday morning from 6:30am to 7:30am, the parking lot at the Waiau District Park in Pearl City is transformed into a hot bed for fresh, locally grown produce, organic foods and a selection of crafts. The open market also features ethnic fruits and vegetables that are hard to find in local retail stores.

Savings to Waiau District Park People's Open Market shoppers, along with 24 other market sites averages around 35% lower than retail stores.

The People's Open Market was founded in 1973 and is run by the City & County of Honolulu. It is estimated that around one million people shop at the 25 markets sites each year.

The City & County of Honolulu lists on their web site that the People's Open Market was formed to accomplish the following goals:

1. Provide the opportunity to purchase fresh agricultural and aquacultural products and other food items at low cost.

2. Support the economic viability of diversified agriculture and aquaculture in Hawaii by providing market sites for local farmers, fishermen, or their representatives to sell their surplus and off-grade produce.

3. Provide focal point areas for residents to socialize.

For more information about the People's Open Market program and locations log onto: (Web site):

Waiau District Park – People's Open Market is located at:

98-1650 Kaahumanu Street
Pearl City, HI 96782
(808) 522-7088

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Waiau District Park – People's Open Market shoppers pictured having a great time picking up their produce and socializing with friends on Tuesday, June 7, 2011.


                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

A happy Pearl City Ohana enjoying an early morning trip to the open market at the Waiau District Park.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

A terrific selection of fresh fruits and vegetables can be found every Tuesday morning (year round) at the Waiau District Park – People's Open Market.