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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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7:00 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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Well worth a visit

Interesting,to,walk around the food and craft stalls. We bought some coated almonds and seeds which were tasty. Good way to pass an hour or so

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

I went to the farmers market on Thursday most of the shops were not open at the farmers market talk to one of the vendors that was open they said the weekend is when to come week days is not very good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Interesting,to,walk around the food and craft stalls. We bought some coated almonds and seeds which were tasty. Good way to pass an hour or so

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We accidentally stumbled upon this great place our first morning in Halifax. We arrived late the night before and had decided we would walk over there to grab something for breakfast. We had no idea how many stalls would be there on a Saturday. We not only were able to find some homemade Gluten Free products to buy for breakfast,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Every kind of fresh food, I wish I could do my daily grocery shopping here. Ended up just buying some pastries for breakfast but I can't wait to go back to sample all of the prepared foods!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The farmer's market comes alive on Saturday at around 9am and goes on until 3pm. Wide variety of farm produce, food on sale. Amazing Nova Scotia wine on sale as well. I met a nice couple Bill and Stella who were selling framed photos of NS. Stella is a photography buff and has shot some great pictures. Good buy. Interestingly... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Plenty of people and stalls something for every one and every age group. from baking to wine and flowers and veg. Always some new and the buskers add to the scene. Like that fact that Garrisons is right next door as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Decided to visit the Farmer's market on the first full day (Sunday) of our recent trip to Halifax. A great variety of food & vendors, something for everyone! Highlights for us were: the lobster roll & beautiful art displays upstairs! The baked goods that we picked up from The Cake Lady were yummy!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

I wouldn't bother visiting during the week. I'm sure it is wonderful with lots of choices on the weekend, but unless you are looking for something specific from the cheese or chocolate places, most of the place is closed up on a week day.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

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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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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Additional Information about Halifax Seaport Farmer's Market

Address: Address: 1209 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-492-4043
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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