Went to Hilo farmers market on a whim. It was great - especially Akaka Farms and their products. This farmers market was an adventure of many items I had never heard of or seen before, especially the produce. I am not sure if the merchants were either very accommodating or curious to see our reactions as they let us taste the good they were selling. We had wonderful island tastes and ordered a dozen items! Also the other local items were beautiful and appeared to be of good quality. Nice place to spend a couple hours browsing. Great snacks to take with during our adventures.