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Halifax Seaport Farmer's Market

1209 Marginal Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P8, Canada
+1 902-492-4043
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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.
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“local produce” (24 reviews)
“baked goods” (19 reviews)
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1209 Marginal Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P8, Canada
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"saturday morning"
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"local produce"
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"baked goods"
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"nice market"
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"fresh vegetables"
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"vendors selling"
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"food vendors"
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"cinnamon buns"
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"prepared food"
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"lobster roll"
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"arts and crafts"
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"nova scotia"
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"great place to visit"
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"stalls"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Outside of bakeries, there isn’t a good variety of food to purchase for immediate consumption. But there is a huge variety of fresh, local, organic fruits, veggies and grass fed meats to take home and prepare. There are also many local artists shopping their wares....More

Thank Daniel C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Halifax Farmers Market is such a wonderful place to experience! The food, the music, the artisans...they all come together in a beautiful building on the waterfront. The aisles are nice and wide, accommodating the large crowds. The food vendors offer every type of food...More

Thank Claudetteth
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came with high expectations but found most of the booths and businesses closed. Although the building is open 10-5, each individual purveyor may or may not be there. So...many were not, because it was not the weekend. Parking was a hassle. We got a...More

Thank caringinthemoment
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lots of local artists with different talents. We picked up some handcrafted soaps, cutting boards, Avondale sky wine and lots more!

Thank Ashley H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was down on the water front in halifax today amazing place to go it is a place to see and is for all ages ... but of you go you most definitely have to go to the farmers market they have all kinds of...More

Thank annahawley1
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would have like to find more handcrafted food or products. But we found inside 2 "craft distilleries", if I can say so. We taste products from only one, cause we've already planned to go visiting the other. We tasted vodkas. Strawberry, maple and maple/coffee. All...More

1  Thank Stephane M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is suppose to be the oldest farmers market in North America. Although, we were there on a weekday. Seemed to be half empty, and not overly crowded with people. We always make it a point to visit farmers markets. Pretty standard, which is not...More

Thank kvdahlberg
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This waterfront market located near the cruise port for Halifax was a bit of a disappointment as there was little going on and certainly nothing in the way of a farmers market. The harbor views were nice but there was little else to do their....More

Thank DACETC
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love a good farmers market so I arrived on Sunday at 8:00 and walked around until the market opened at 9:00 and I was so very disappointed. Where were the vendors? I saw 1 fresh fruit and vegetables seller and the rest of the...More

Thank Gwen W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While we were visiting during the week, there wasn’t much going on there. However on weekends it is a happening place. There was a really neat booth with inlaid wooden items.

1  Thank PamYoung
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Beverly D
October 18, 2017|
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Response from Polgara2 | Reviewed this property |
They open early with people queuing at 6.30 am - opens 7 am. There is a large car park near the Cunard centre Pier 23. We arrived by ship so parking wasn't an issue.
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Beverly D
October 18, 2017|
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Response from SherriMR | Reviewed this property |
They open around 7 am..... it can be busy at that time of day but that is when the variety is the best......
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Kelly1012
July 10, 2017|
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Response from SherriMR | Reviewed this property |
There are numerous spots to grab a bite..... but the best spot to eat is up on the roof top.... if it isn't too windy.... or on the steps where you can watch everyone milling around the vendors.
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