Are you trying to buy local? Me too, especially when it comes to bringing back omiyage (souvenirs) for family and friends in Japan. Sometimes I want to bring back more than just the "usual" chocolate covered mac nuts or coffee.
I had heard about both of these from Leigh's site, Hapa Hale and found them at Down to Earth recently-- Honey Girl Organics Lip Balm and Bubble Shack soaps. I can't wait to try both products and I hope the people that I give them to will like them also. (UPDATE: the Honey Girl Organics Lip Balm is good but gets hard in cold weather. I guess it takes some warmth from your hands to get it soft before using.)
Another thing I heard about on Leigh's site was Taro Delight. This company makes dips made with taro and other ingredients like olive or sun dried tomatoes. I bought the "taronaise" which tastes like hummus and is great on plain tortilla chips. (I think this would also be good in a sandwich.)
Another thing we tried from the same company was "taro poke". This poke doesn't use fish though, just taro, onions, ogo (seaweed) chili, soy sauce and some sesame seed oil. Both items goes great with beer too. (We had both of them at our Super Bowl party yesterday, sorry the picture doesn't really do it justice.)
I got the taro items at the KCC Farmers Market, it was a rainy day on Saturday, but despite the showers, everyone was out in full force. (and a few minutes later, the rain came down in buckets!)
Despite the rain, there was lots to see, sample and take in. If you have a chance, you should check out this market, parking is free.