Hawaii deals come in all forms. Throughout the islands you’ll find self-serve roadside farm stands and above is an example of one. Many are tucked away on back roads and most offer great value. Locals build these stands at the edge of their property to sell whatever they grow that’s in season. Most are run on the honor system. Just take what you want and leave the money in the box.
Those of us who live here have our favorite stands that we often visit. We decided to share with you one of our favorite stands for bananas and more which is on Kauai. The price for fruit and flowers simply can’t be beat.
This stand pictured above is part of Lawai Valley Nursery. Originally owned by our friend Dick Coffman who passed earlier this year, it is now operated by his family. You’ll not only find the best bananas but also local mushrooms, flowers, and other seasonal produce. It’s a scenic drive and a little out of the way, but you’ll feel like a local when you visit.
If you have a favorite roadside stand in Hawaii, please be sure to add yours in the comment section.
Directions from Lihue – Head towards the Westside. A mile from Kalaheo there is a traffic light. Turn right (Mauka) and go almost to the end of Kua Road. Drive past the Lawai Valley Nursery sign and turn left into the first driveway. Walk up to the garage and you’re at the produce stand.