|Locally aqua-farmed abalone|
My two main revelations from the Kapi'olani Farmers Market on Oahu were the fresh abalone and the tropical flowers for sale. Just can't find those in Seattle, or even the more Mediterranean SF Bay Area. The early hours for the market - 7:30am to 11am Saturdays - also reflect the reality of Hawaii's sunny, humid climate. For this market, bringing a cooler ready to store the morning's finds is highly recommended.