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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

The Halifax Farmers' Market was created by Royal Proclamation in June...

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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Always like to visit the Market when in Halifax

Everytime we come down to Halifax the market is one of our stop. I enjoy the different crafts and the smell of the bakery and food vendors . We always eat lunch there....you get... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Moncton, Canada
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Beaver Bank, N.S.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great market on the Halifax waterfront. From fresh, local produce to meat and lots of ethnic food the market is a great way to spend the morning. Also lots of local crafts, wines and spirits.

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Moncton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everytime we come down to Halifax the market is one of our stop. I enjoy the different crafts and the smell of the bakery and food vendors . We always eat lunch there....you get to taste different type of food and dessert. With fresh veggies and meats there always something to see. It's a good place to stop if you... More 

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Hassocks, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to this market several times this last year. Always interesting with different foods and souvenirs on offer.

Thank Edwin F
Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the market twice. The first time was on a Saturday with the market in full operation. The lower area is mainly for the produce and food items. There are stalls to buy food for lunch. The upstairs area was jam packed with vendors selling home made crafts. As can be expected the place was packed. There is little... More 

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The market is just by where people get off the cruise ships so, when we went, it was set up for them mostly. The stalls sold souvenirs and fast food rather than a proper farmers' market selling produce.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

It was Canadian Thanksgiving Day so half of the stalls were not open despite the fact that 3 cruise ships are in port. We purchased some handmade jewelry and souvenirs. Some of the food stalls open that day included an Asian Foods place (sold Chinese, Korean and Japanese items), Coffee shops, bakeries/pastries, lobster rolls, sandwiches, salads and organic foods. Most... More 

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Aventura, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Nice selection of reasonably priced locally handmade items that are great for souveniers. Lots of booths offering a huge selection of freshly made food.

Thank Smarkow314
Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

A great place to spend a weekend morning. Wide variety of great food and produce, and an array of artisans. Limited booths open on Sundays.

Thank Emma H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

I NEED this farmer's market in my town in England. It was so good I could have wept. Wide variety of ingredients and cooked food. I had my first lobster roll there followed by freshly squeezed apple juice. I bought a dressing from some lovely kids and some maple syrup vodka. Upstairs I also bought a unique Nova Scotian rock-lamp... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

My husband and I stopped here for a bite to eat after shopping at Pavilion 22, before going to Pier 21. Since it was Wednesday (I understand it's a packed place on Saturdays) not everything was open. On the plus side, it wasn't crowded. We enjoyed lunch at Norbert's Good Food. It was just what we needed. On my next... More 

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