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“Fun weekend outing with lots of sights and smells to keep you busy”

Halifax Seaport Farmer's Market
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Owner description: The Halifax Farmers' Market was created by Royal Proclamation in June of 1750, a year after the founding of Halifax. The Governor and Council designated a site for the Market - the present day Bank of Montreal building. For 50 years this flesh, meat or cattle market, as it was known, sold produce as well as livestock delivered from Acadian farms in the Annapolis Valley and from local farm production. In 1848 the City of Halifax was incorporated and the original City Charter conveyed the Country Market property to the city "for the public and common benefit and use of the City of Halifax according to the true interest and meaning of the original grant." The Market has operated in several locations across the city since its inception in 1750, but moved to the Halifax Seaport in 2010 where it is now known as the Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market - the longest continuously running Market in North America and proudly hosting over 250 vendors! Halifax Seaport The Halifax Seaport is a vibrant arts and cultural district found at the south end of the Halifax waterfront. Extending from Piers 19 to 23, you will find artisans, retailers, cruise terminals, event facilities, cafes, galleries, offices, a museum, a university and the Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market. This district has been redeveloped to showcase local talent and is now a popular destination for locals and visitors alike.
Reviewed 6 June 2014

I enjoy the Halifax Seaport Farmer's Market. From the buskers to the smell of freshly baked goods and foods, to the sight of fresh plants ready for the garden and produce ready for a meal.

It can be really busy here, so if you like personal space and struggle with being caught in a crowd (moving down aisles between vendors) then this might not be for you.

But, if you're keen to see local wares, have breakfast or lunch, and pick up fresh foods to prep a meal later, then absolutely check this out. If you're having a meal on site, grab your food and head up to the rooftop patio that looks out over the water and towards the lighthouse. There's not often enough tables, but if the weather is nice, I've sat on the ground and looked out.

Thank Erin G
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

We enjoyed going to the large indoor farmers market in Halifax. Plenty of artisans and fresh food to enjoy. It is right on the water and a pleasant stroll down town is the perfect way to enjoy the area after walking through the market.

Thank Meghan C
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

This big market is full of delicious local meats, vegetables, ready to eat food, plus crafts, local wine, honey, soaps, jewelry, paintings, photography, flowers, sweaters.....I think you get the picture. Stroll down there, bring some money and a reusable shopping bag and enjoy!

Thank RockyMom2010
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Availability of produce here is usually not a problem. The prices here have come down quite a bit but only once the Dartmouth prices came up to match. no colusion here people.....

Thank Maggoo3193
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

So Nova Scotian to walk into the entrance and there is a little boy playing jigs with his fiddle in the corner. I bought the best apple juice I've ever tasted from a friendly orchard owner and real dairy products. By "real" I mean organic, non-homogonized milk (glass bottles) and yoghurt from Nova Scotia dairy farms. So delicious! Not to mention the freshest kale!

This farmer's market was super fun for me, my kids and grandma - something for everyone. We went back the following Saturday to pick up more apple juice and dairy -- this time there was a young 20-something couple singing at the entrance. So nice, if I lived in Halifax I'd definitely be there every Saturday morning for groceries and for the fun of it all.

Tip - on Saturdays go early before the whole city arrives.

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