When it comes to shopping, would you pay just to get a jump start on the crowds?
It turns out some residents are signing up - to buy local products before hundreds of others can get their hands on them.
Every Saturday morning - the Kapiolani Community College parking lot transforms into a bustling and very full farmers market.
"It is really crowded. There is a lot of road traffic, a lot of foot traffic," said Honolulu resident David Garvin.
Walkways are congested by residents and busloads of visitors. There to check out the many booths teeming with fresh flowers, produce, and local products made with island ingredients.
The jam-packed farmer's market is so popular, crowds line up long before the gates open up at 7:30 in the morning.
"There's about 300-400 people waiting out front for us to open up. There is a little bit of a rush at 7:30, but we try to slow them down, and have them come in and take their time," said Dean Okimoto, with Nalo Farms.
Regular shoppers used to be able to beat the crowd and put their produce orders in before the market opened. Because of a traffic fatality at the farmers market in March, now only vendors and members of the farm bureau are allowed in early.
"I don't like it at all, but what can you do?" asked Honolulu resident Yuko Kasai.
What you can do is join the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation. A $60 yearly membership allows residents 15 minutes of uncrowded early access to the farmers market. The program started up this month and has already been a hit.
"It has been very well received, we have almost 100 new members," said HFBF President Chris Manfredi.
"The local people, they don't want to deal with the crowds. They want to get in, get their stuff and get out," added Okimoto.
"I'm usually here less than 15 minutes. I'm in and out," said Kasai.
That is long enough to get favorite foods and still talk with local growers.
"Those connections are very important in terms of food security, sustainability and getting to know your local grower. That way you can find out how he or she is producing the crops you're buying," said Manfredi.
Some of the vendors at the popular venue said they like the early entry for residents, but they lose 15 minutes for setting up. The farm bureau is still evaluating the early entry program to see if or what changes it may make,
Local growers are trying other things to get more residents to buy local, including offering a Tuesday evening farmers market.
There are no plans to expand the overflowing Saturday morning KCC market, but growers hope to relieve some of the weekend congestion by adding other farmers markets in nearby communities.
The KCC farmers market is held every Saturday from 7:30-11 a.m. and on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m.