Hilo Coffee Mill’s Farmers Market @ the Mill

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The latest venture for the Hilo Coffee Mill in Mountain View is their new Farmer’s Market.  The Mill owners, Cathy Patton and Jeanette Baysa, are entrepreneurs with a very innovative spirit.

Located at 17-0995 Volcano Road, the beautifully landscaped Mill property consists of several acres planted in coffee and tea plants, gardens, drying shed, chicken coops and a beautiful central building housing their roasting facility and the cafe and gift shop.

Off the main building, in an easily accessible open area, they are now hosting a Farmer’s Market, where several farmers, growers and producers get together every Saturday morning from 7 am to noon to sell flowers, rabbits, fruit, veggies, fresh baked breads, poi, dried opelu (a mackerel type fish), plants and as of this coming Saturday they have a new vendor offering Kava, chicken eggs and possibly even some chickens.

We bought papayas, avocado, chapati (a flat bread from India), a mini succulent plant, coconut candy and liliko’o (passion fruit) butter. 

When we visited last Saturday we were happy to run into several friends we hadn’t seen in quite a while…and took the opportunity to eat lunch in the Mill’s Cafe.

Hilo Coffee Mill - FM - rabbits
Rabbits for sale!

Hilo Coffee Mill - FM - Loeffler Farms
Loeffler Farms sells fresh corn, poi and dried opelu

Hilo Coffee Mill - FM - Moongarden Farm - veggie & herbs
Mae Kaler sells very healthy veggie and herb plants – Moongarden Farm & Nursery

Hilo Coffee Mill - FM - Betty Baker succulents
Betty Baker sells succulents in very clever containers!

Hilo Coffee Mill - FM - Papa'a Palaoa Bakery 
  “Handcrafted” fresh baked breads from Papa’a Palaoa Bakery

Hilo Coffee Mill - FM - Coconut Candy
Delicious Coconut Candy from Hilo Coffee Mill, who was also selling a wonderful coffee-coconut tapioca, zesty salsa and beautiful papayas

Hilo Coffee Mill - FM - papayas
These babies were BIG!  We bought 6 papayas and they were ONO!

Hilo Coffee Mill - FM - Orchid blooms 
Orchids, tropical rhododendrons and other beautiful plants from Puna  S[ecialty Gardens

Hilo Coffee Mill - FM - Ginger blooms
Assorted cut gingers from H & S Farms

Hilo Coffee Mill - FM - Orchid blooms 2
Beautiful assortment of orchids from Quintal Farms  

Hilo Coffee Mill - FM - Entertainment
Live entertainment was provided by a very talented young lady.  Unfortunately, I didn’t get her name.

Hilo Coffee Mill - FM - Farm Fresh Eggs
Beautiful eggs, colored by Mother Nature

Hilo Coffee Mill - FM - Coffee gift 
A variety of gifts as well as coffee and tea products and brewing paraphernelia is available in the cafe and store located in the main building 

Hilo Coffee Mill - FM - Cafe
The cafe and store area also features a Coffee Bar

Some Saturday morning take time to drive to Mountain View and the Farmer’s Market @ The Hilo Coffee Mill… and if you’re a farmer or producer interested in being a vendor, call Cathy and Jeanette, they only have a few more spaces left.

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