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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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9:00 am - 3:00 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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Good market. Great lobster rolls!

This market isn't as crowded as you would expect for a public market in a touristic port. The fruit and vegetable choice is not that great but I did eat the best lobster roll of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

My wife, daughter and I spent a pleasant afternoon here, on a foggy and cool day. A great selection of prepared foods. I had the Antiguan meal of curried goat, rice and carrots -- wit lots of thyme spicing, as Antiguan food is known for. We ate our meals on some seats and enjoyed a guitars harmonica player do some... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We went to the market after Pier 21, and it has been the best thing we've done so far. It's like a grocery store, but you are buying what you want directly from the person who made it. There's tons of food, from all over the world. I saw Indian, African, German, and of course sea food kiosks where they... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I have been at The Seaport Market twice now and definitely Saturday is THE BEST day to venture around the market. The market was filled to capacity with local fare....lower level filled with farmers, restaurants, butchers, wineries, fish mongers and fresh herb farmer also lots of organic fare...I probably missed some venues here. I stopped at the Lobster Shack for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I like to this place to try new foods from different places. They also have wine from Nova Scotia. It is a day out to explore.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This market isn't as crowded as you would expect for a public market in a touristic port. The fruit and vegetable choice is not that great but I did eat the best lobster roll of my trip there, Look for the tiny little cart that sells nova scotian lobster on a home made roll. Even the side dishes are amazingly... More 

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Lunenburg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Just sitting on the smartly designed bleacher-like seating, sampling one of thousands of available treats, and watching the happy folks go by, or chatting with the person next to you while listening to the musicians is such a wonderful experience and a favourite activity when I visit Halifax. I loved the old market with its nooks and crannies but really... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Been here a couple of times and always leave with some kind of goodie. Love that can get apples & apple cider from the little spot from Wolfville without the travel also love the meat & sweats place that is on the other side by the 2nd entrance near the boardwalk.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I found this market to be fabulous. It was lively but not overly crowded considering it was a Saturday morning when I went. They had everything from local wine to Canadian whiskey, from cupcakes to beeswax candles and jewelry. If I lived nearby I would buy the bulk of my goods from here.

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Dartmouth, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Always something to see at this market and such a cozy atmosphere. Different venders on Saturday and Sunday - if you're looking for more variety go on Saturday but if you want a laid back market experience Sunday is the day for you.

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Riverview, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Stopped in Saturday morning, it's a busy spot with music, food and many vendors selling their wares. Had a great breakfast with coffee at Norbert's and spent the morning browsing.

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