The People's Open Market (POM), was founded in 1973 to provide fresh produce to citizens at a reduced rate and to provide a place for the farmers to sell their merchandise. I think this is a project of the city and county of Honolulu because I found the information on their website, and the POM staff regularly inspect the sites, and survey the retail markets to ensure that the POM prices are reasonable.
The third thing they wanted to do was provide a place for people of the neighborhood to get together and socialize, which is probably why most of the people we encountered this morning walked.
We normally see the same things, but some of the farmers brought things that I don't usually see: pipinola greens, kalamungai leaves for chicken papaya, and some other fast spreading greens that looked like pipinola but it was more delicate with small yellow blossoms.
Manoa lettuce - 2 heads, looks like hydroponics $1
Bag of carrots - 6 count $2.50
Green onions (we cut off the bottoms and planted it in our little side of the apartment area (it's not a yard) - $1
Sweet potatoes- 6 count $3
Onions, round - 4 count $2
This POM is between Kaumakapili Church and St. Elizabeth Church. I actually found parking on the street, but it looks like people can park at Kaumakapili Church. I'm wondering if the quality of the veggies goes down as the day progresses because they offer 5 POMs in the Honolulu-Hawaii Kai area on Saturday with Hawaii Kai's POM happening from 1 - 2 pm.
Anyone have a favorite POM they go to?