County gets tough after iconic Hilo Farmers Market fails to fix code violations

HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Merchants use pop-up tents Monday at the Hilo Farmers Market.

HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Tenting is taken down Monday at the Hilo Farmers Market.

Keith De La Cruz

The tarps and tents covering the Hilo Farmers Market were removed during the weekend by county order because of zoning and fire code violations, and vendors were told Saturday they had to purchase their own pop-up tents that need to be assembled and removed every business day.