By Léo Azambuja

Helen Lacono, right, and Ku‘u Breen, of Hanapepe Café

Every Wednesday, locals and visitors come to The Shops at Kukui‘ula mall in Po‘ipu for a pau hana style from 3:30 to 6 p.m.

The Kaua‘i Culinary Market offers fresh fruits, vegetables, tropical flowers, agricultural value-added products and a lot of tasty food, from savory to sweet — all locally made or grown. And there’s live music too.

With more than 20 vendors, you’re guaranteed to go home with a belly full — there are chef demonstrations and hot food. Bring your reusable bags too; you’ll need them to carry fresh produce back to your home.

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