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.
Provide focal point areas for residents to socialize.
More than one million people shop at the 25 market sites each year. Prices are usually lower than retail stores. Many ethnic fruits and vegetables not normally found in the large retail stores are found here. Each market operates once a week and lasts about an hour.
The markets are closely regulated by the POM staff. They conduct weekly price surveys at various stores to determine a recommended price for the POM vendors to follow, supervise the arrival and departure of the POM vendors to ensure safety for both vendor and consumer, and monitor each vendor to ensure that they comply with all City, State and Federal government rules and regulations, ordinances and laws affecting their participation in the POM.
For more information, contact: People's Open Market Supervisor 1527 Keeaumoku Street Honolulu, HI 96822 Phone: (808) 522-7088 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org