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Halifax Seaport Farmer's Market

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Address: 1209 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-492-4043
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Description: The Halifax Farmers' Market was created by Royal Proclamation in June of...
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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Went to the market on a Sunday morning. Good selection of local produce available from wood craftsmen to honey producers. Had I lived locally I would be spending a small fortune... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Amersham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Went to the market on a Sunday morning. Good selection of local produce available from wood craftsmen to honey producers. Had I lived locally I would be spending a small fortune regularly on sumptuous fresh ingredients and food. Great for breakfast at Norberts. Living in the UK I have never been to a farmer's market that could compete with this... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A fun walk-through for a family with kids but it doesn't seem to compare with the Moncton Farmer's Market or Vancouver's Granville Island for specialty, niche products. It was underwhelming with many high priced items. We tried the pot pies, the giant chocolate pretzel, fresh grown peaches and the omelettes at Chef D's. The omelette was fresh and filling but... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I went on a weekend and it was fairly busy. Lots of choices of local produce and crafts. Wish they had more selections of local cheeses. I really enjoyed my snack at stella, great cooking.

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Quebec, Quebec, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Don't know what it looks like during the weekend, we were in Halifax from Sunday night to Friday. Thought we would buy local food from the market on Monday... It was empty, only a few vendors, nothing very interesting. On Thursday we were parked in front as we were visiting Pier 21, there was three cruise ships at the port.... More 

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Ancaster
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Until they open more frequently I just can't give this more than average. Could be such a more vibrant space but five days a week it's devoid of life.

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Halifax Region, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I have to give this market an A plus. It is the oldest farmers market but it has had many struggles to survive. Saturday is still by far the best day to go but it is open 7 days a week in the summer. It can be very crowded at certain times. Talk to the produce and the meat people... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

My friend and I popped in a couple of times during the week and things were fairly slow. We were told that it's much busier, with more produce and such on the weekends.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We had a very nice time here last Saturday. The market was full and bustling. We found some very interesting things to try such as spicy maple syrup and honey as well as wines and liquors from around Nova Scotia. The craft items were somewhat limited and not exceedingly interesting, but some of very high quality (wool items for example).... More 

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Hudson, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Wow! This place is huge, and filled with every kind of food you can imagine. Went on a Sunday, had breakfast, and spent time browsing the various food options for dinner. The choices are almost endless, and all is fresh. A fun way to spend a Sunday morning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a fun farmer's market. There are plenty of fresh produce, strings of garlic, good food and crafts. There is something for everyone. It can get crowded. The 2nd floor is all crafts and there is an elevator. There is a small cafe right at the side entrance that everyone was talking about. And no I would not go... More 

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