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Department of Parks and Recreation
Michele K. Nekota Director Designate
Jeanne C. Ishikawa, Deputy Director

1000 Uluohia Street,
Suite 309
Kapolei, Hawaii 96707
Phone: (808) 768-3003
Fax: (808) 768-3053



The People's Open Market (POM) vendors are bound by a set of rules and regulations. These rules and regulations were created to ensure that the POM operates smoothly and fairly for vendors and as well as their customers. It is the vendors' responsibility to see that their customers follow the rules and regulations. They are subject to citations and displinary action including dismissal from the program for failure to comply with the rules and regulations.

Please cooperate with the POM vendors. Here are some of the POM shopping tips:

Plan ahead! There will be times that the market will start or end a little earlier or later than officially scheduled (5 - 10 minutes) due to certain conditions -- traffic, road conditions, school, weather, etc.

  • Do NOT bag or ask vendor to reserve items before the start of the market (sound of an air Horn)!
  • Do NOT cut in lines that vendors have formed!
  • Do NOT shoplift!
  • Do NOT squeeze or mistreat fruits and vegetables (papayas, tomatoes, etc.)!
  • Do NOT bring animals (except seeing eye/working dogs)!
  • Do NOT litter!
  • Do NOT ride bicyles through the shopping area. Park on the sides of the POM.
  • Do NOT park illegally, double park or block driveways!
  • Park in marked stalls ONLY!
  • Bring your own shopping bags, packages and cartons!
  • Be careful when the POM vendors' trucks and vans are entering or leaving a POM site!
  • Be considerate of other shoppers!
  • Bring small bills and coins!


To save on food bills, shop around - compare prices!

Last Reviewed: Monday, March 12, 2012