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People's Open Markets resuming regular schedule beginning this Saturday

O‚ÄėAHU - The People's Open Markets will resume their regular schedule beginning this Saturday, Sept. 19, with five rotating market locations for that day spanning from Kalihi to Hawai‚Äėi Kai.

The markets were most recently closed beginning Saturday, Aug. 8 as part of Emergency Order 2020-23. Their closure was made in an effort to combat the second surge of COVID-19 cases.

Under the current Emergency Order 2020-26, certified farmers' markets are considered essential businesses. With park parking lots reopened, the Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation decided to resume market operations once the attendance of enough market vendors was confirmed.

While these markets are an excellent way for farmers to sell their produce and for the public to access the discounted food they sell, we encourage everyone to remain vigilant and cognizant of the efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Physical distancing and face mask requirements established for these markets prior to the Aug. 8 closure will again be enforced.

The entire People's Open Market schedule and additional information on the program can be accessed by visiting the dedicated website at:

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability or an interpreter for a language other than English, please call the Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation at (808) 768-3003 on weekdays from 7:45 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. or send an email to at least three business days before the date accommodations are needed. It may not be possible to fulfill requests received after this date.

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