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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.
Montreal, Canada
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270 reviews
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Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

Usually, the farmer's market is not the first thing I would expect locals to suggest as the "must go to" attraction in a city, but on a lazy Saturday morning, I could certainly see the appeal to this place. The ground floor reminded me of giant international bake sale mixed with local produce. Our empty stomachs were happily satisfied with crepes, brochettes, lobster rolls and smoothies. If I had more room, I would've had the samosas, the sushi and the desserts too. Once your stomach is filled, you could stroll around the arts and crafts display on the second floor. Fun and lively place to grab breakfast and spend a couple of hours on a Saturday morning!

Visited June 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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“Your average farmers market”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Your experience will be directly proportional to the number of farmers markets you have been to! There are a reasonable number of vendors and range from coffee to fresh produce to deli items to bakery items. The prices were OK, quality was good. Don't go here expecting a great deal, but the food is fresh and good. Tried a couple of bakery items, deli items and organic coffee. Nothing was a stand out, but all good. You should visit if you like farmers markets, but don't expect no middleman = lower prices. If anything, its the other way around :-)

Visited June 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Fun weekend outing with lots of sights and smells to keep you busy”
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.

Visited May 2014
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Diamondhead, Mississippi
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42 attraction reviews
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“Fresh and Friendly”
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.

Visited June 2014
Thank Meghan C
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Halifax, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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“A fun weekend activity”
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!

Visited March 2014
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