Kamaaina Land Plant Nursery
Poamoho Agricultural SubdivisionWaialuaOahu(808) 589-6242
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P.O. Box 569KulaMaui(808) 876-0678Website
La‘iku Organic Farm
P. O. Box 918KurtistownHawai'i(808) 966-7361
MA‘O Organic Farms
86-210 Puhawai Rd.Wai‘anaeOahu(808) 696-5569Website
Ono Organic Farms
HanaMaui(808) 248-7779Website
Pit Farms
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Upcountry Farmers Market
Kulamalu Town Center55 Kiopaa StreetPukalani/KulaMauiWebsite
Volcano Farmers' Market
19-4030 Wright RoadVolcanoHawai'iWebsite
Ala Moana Farmers' Market
1450 Ala Moana BoulevardHonoluluOahu(808) 388-9696Website
Hale'iwa Farmers' Market
Waimea Valley59-864 Kamehameha HighwayHale'iwa Oahu(808) 388-9696Website
KCC Saturday Farmers Market
4303 Diamond Head RdHonoluluOahu(808) 848-2074Website
Waianae Farmers Market
Waianae High School85-251 Farrington HighwayWaianaeOahu(808) 697-3599Website
Honolulu Farmers' Market
Neil Blaisdell Center777 Ward AvenueHonoluluOahu(808) 848-2074Website
Kailua Farmers' Market
609 Kailua Road(Parking lot near Long's and Pier 1)KailuaOahu(808) 848-2074Website
KCC @ Night Farmers' Market
Kapiolani Community College4303 Diamond Head RoadHonoluluOahu(808) 848-2074Website


Tangerine is a citrus fruit closely related to the mandarin orange. It’s smaller than common orange, usually easier to peel and divide. Most varieties are thought to have a more intense flavor than an orange – sweeter, sometimes soursweet.

Tangerines are a good source of vitamin C, beta-carotene and folate. Tangerines do well in warm, humid, tropical and sub-tropical regions. They do even better in areas with warmer nights, higher soil temperature and good humidity.

Originating in the region of Southeast Asia, it was seriously cultivated in China. It then made its way through the trade routes, throughout the Mediterranean. The name “tangerine” historically alludes to the port of Tangiers, possibly the source of tangerines being shipped throughout the western world. Tangerine stock in Hawaii were brought by Chinese gardeners and farmers who migrated to the Hawaiian Islands.

Tangerines are found in many Hawaii backyards. Tangerine season peaks November through January.

Prepping and Eating Tips

– It is always a good idea to wash whatever you eat. Even if it has its own wonderful peel like a tangerine.

– Tangerines are wonderful just as is, peeled and popped into your mouth.

– Tangerines are sometimes added to salads and desserts.

– Someone gave you a whole bag from their overfruiting tree?  Juice the fruits you can’t eat and freeze the juice in ice trays, then bag your tangerine cubes to enjoy when the season is over.


Selecting and Storing
Look for unblemished fruit that have heavy feel. A sweet tangerine also smells sweet. Select ripe fruits, as citrus, unlike other fruits, do not ripe after picked and as the days go on they will rot. Tangerines, being the most fragile of citrus, needs to be enjoyed rather quickly.

Store at room temperature, be careful not to let sit on counter in plastic bags as they will grow moldy. Refrigerated, tangerines can keep their flavor and juice up to a week, but enjoy sooner than later.