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Buy Exotic Produce from Real Maui Farmers
There are a number of places on the island of Maui where you can buy fresh produce on the roadside. Very few of them, however, are actually farmer's markets, and a couple of stands sell produce that has been shipped in from the mainland and elsewhere. How, then, do you know the difference between imported and local produce? One place to start is by buying your food directly from the farmers who grow it. At the Launiupoko Farmer's Market—held each Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon two miles south of Lahaina—local farmers erect simple booths where you can shop for their freshly grown produce. Located just across the street from Launiupoko Beach Park, you can shop for everything from eggs and coffee to tomatoes, eggplant, and kale. For something different, sample exotic produce such as starfruit, dragonfruit, and rambutan. Most booths only accept cash. Not only is this a great way to get some fresh, affordable produce, but it's a sustainable way to support island farmers and bolster the local economy.
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