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Maui Sunday Market reopens

By Staff | Jun 11, 2020

Crowds gathered at the Maui Sunday Market before the COVID-19 pandemic. PHOTO BY THE MAUI FOOD TECHNOLOGY CENTER.

KAHULUI – The Maui Food Technology Center (MFTC) reopened its weekly Maui Sunday Market on June 7.

Open to the public, the Maui Sunday Market will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. in the parking lot of Kahului Shopping Center at 65 W. Kaahumanu Avenue in Kahului.

Admission is free.

According to Luana Mahi of Maui Food Technology Center, “The Maui Sunday Market is known as the place where our community gathers each Sunday.

“Now, we’ll be coming together in a different way with a number of health and safety procedures in place as a result of COVID-19.”

The following County of Maui-mandated health and safety guidelines have been implemented:

Event staff will monitor each entry, reminding vendors and attendees of social distancing and to make sure everyone is wearing a mask.

Hand sanitizer stations will be located at each entry.

There will be no dining area (tent, tables and chairs) in order to prevent social gatherings.

Food and product vendors will be required to wear a mask and gloves.

There will be no live entertainment, unless it’s a solo artist.

No bingo and line dancing will take place.

Vendor tents will be spaced to allow a minimum of six feet of distance between them.

And vendors will be responsible for coming up with their own plans for social distancing within their booths, tables or stalls.

“We’re excited to reopen our weekly event. While the way our community gathers may change, it’s a great opportunity to support our local entrepreneurs,” Mahi said.

“Take out ono food, shop for wonderful gifts and share your aloha. We look forward to welcoming you.”

The Maui Sunday Market is presented by the Maui Food Technology Center, a nonprofit dedicated to encouraging, educating and creating opportunities for Hawaii’s entrepreneurs.

The event is supported by the County of Maui Office of Economic Development and sponsored by Alexander & Baldwin.

For event information, visit www.MauiSundayMarket.com, e-mail info@mauifoodtechnology.org or call 888-948-MFTC (6382).