Live from Hawaii… the farmer’s market
I’m on vacation for the next few days in Hilo, Hawaii, my hometown, but I’ll still report on what I find here.
While Hilo may not be a CoolTown per se, like any town it has its qualities. For instance, you really can’t have a CoolTown without a farmer’s market, and the Hilo Farmers Market is one of the best. Offering a variety of items from exotic produce to seafood and flowers to bongo drums, it’s a must for locals and tourists alike.
What makes farmers markets so cool? The items are fresh, unique and less expensive, and it’s not only directly representative of the local culture, but you get to meet the local representatives directly as well! I’m lucky to have two within walking distance of my Adams Morgan, Washington DC pad as well.
Another benefit is that food usually tastes a lot better than what you would normally buy in a grocery store.