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Recycle Rummage Sale in South Kona Saturday

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West Hawaii yard sale enthusiasts will have an exciting opportunity to search for treasures from their neighbor’s garages and closets.

The South Kona Green Market is sponsoring its first annual “Green Clean” in the Market field at the Amy B. H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden on the Saturday of Memorial Weekend, May 23rd from 7 am to 12 Noon. It is located in Captain Cook across from the Manago Hotel. The Green Clean is a “Recycle Rummage Sale” where community members will find gently-used housewares, clothing, tools, books, toys, furniture and much more.

South Kona Green Market manager Tim Bruno is coordinating the event. “Our idea is to create the biggest, multi-family yard sale on the Big Island,” said Bruno. “There are many folks who live in places that just aren’t set up for a regular yard sale. This lets them clean out the clutter from their homes and brings them all in one place to create an exceptional opportunity for our community,”

When asked about the Market’s involvement, Bruno said, “This is very much in keeping with our sustainability mission. SKGM is all about reducing our dependence on off-island inputs and building the support structures for a local economy. Finding new life for our previously enjoyed personal items also reduces the use of our limited landfill space.” “Plus it should be a lot of fun!” he added. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Amy B. H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden and local thrift stores will be on hand to accept donations at the end of the sale.

In addition to the wide range of items being offered for sale, there will also be live music and food and beverages available. “We will even have pony rides for the keiki,” said Bruno.

Those wishing to sell their items in the field for the event can stop by the information booth at the South Kona Green Market. Space can also be reserved by email to or calling 328-8797.

The South Kona Green Market is held every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Amy B. H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden in Captain Cook. The SKGM provides a place to educate, connect, and support a sustainable island community through locally produced agricultural and hand-crafted products.

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