The state is granting permission to continue the Haliewa
Farmers Market through the end of the month.
Earlier this week organizers and farmers were shocked by a
letter from the state Department of Transportation telling them to shut it down
The market has been leasing a parcel of land on a
month-to-month basis since April of 2009. DOT and market owners have been
negotiating terms for a longer lease, something organizers hoped to secure this
The Department of Transportation says the market’s location
violates state law.
Market co-owner Annie Suite says the law was not brought up
during prior negotiations.
HPR’s Nikki Motson spoke with Suite after a meeting with
Department of Transportation officials yesterday.
Suite says there has been an outpouring of support for the
market to continue on O`ahu’s North Shore.
She says vendors have met all conditions requested by the
state and negotiations are underway to find a more permanent location.