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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
Tue - 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 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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Locally produced food and crafts

This farmers market has two floors to explore. Although many stalls were closed at this time of the year over the holidays, having been here before I knew it's usually busy with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On a Saturday, you will get most stalls open and Sunday many are open as well. YOu have food vendors, and they usually have samples of this and that....from spreads/dips, to wines, to oils etc...There are butchers, bakers and even candle stick makers! You can buy your fresh produce here, local produce! you can pick up flowers, or herbs to... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If I'm ever in the city on the weekends, the Seaport market is a must! My fav go to spot is Julien's Croissants! They really are delicious. They also have fresh produce. There's something for everyone!

Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although open all week there are more ventures and people on Saturday. This makes for a great adventure - people watching, picking up fresh produce, wonderful baked goods and fresh eggs! The crafters provide great gift ideas or treats for yourself. The Seaport Market also provides great views of the harbour. If you don't like crowds, stay away on days... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great market if you are a local or visiting the city. Opened all week long, some vendors are only open on the weekend or Saturdays. You can guarantee if you go on the weekend this place will be bustling! I recommend going early, there is more selection at that time. You can get anything from baked good,... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Right on the water, busy on the weekend! Had great selection of good food and local entertainment. Would recommend a stop on the weekend, but make sure to bring cash for the local veg and art!

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

This farmers market has two floors to explore. Although many stalls were closed at this time of the year over the holidays, having been here before I knew it's usually busy with buyers and sellers. Locally made cheeses, breads, jams, wines, produce, etc makes this market a great place to grab something to eat and take food home with you.... More 

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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We were in Halifax on a cruise ship, and the farmer's market was on our list of places to visit since it was in walking distance from the terminal. The market is unique and different from all farmer’s markets I’ve been to in the past, the building from the outside (and the inside) has that contemporary design, yet there is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Meander the aisles of local food and products. Grab a breakfast (crêpes, breakfast pizza, etc) a coffee and so local wines, jewellery and many other things.

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Feilding, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We enjoyed our trip to Nova Scotia and in particular found Halifax a great city. Our visit to the Halifax Seaport Farmers Market was an arranged visit and we were fortunate to hear great stories from the local Butchery Family that has an amazing shop at the market. We were also particularly impressed that their main butcher hails from New... More 

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Beaver Bank, N.S.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

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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