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Halifax Seaport Farmer's Market

1209 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P8, Canada
+1 902-492-4043
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Ranked #2 of 17 Shopping in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
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Owner description: 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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Ancaster, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Saturday was a better day to go then sunday as there are more vendors. Lots of crafts, food, and places to grab breakfast/coffee. It was busy and had a great buzz. Did a bunch of Xmas shopping

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Halifax, Canada
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149 reviews 149 reviews
41 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I love the Halifax Seaport Farmers market. You can find everything there from crafts, local wines, cupcakes, handmade jewellery, fresh vegetables to Jamaican food. Some of my favourite places to stop while in the market are the Avondale Sky Winery booth, the lobster roll booth, and the place that sells Antiguan food. It can get quite busy, but it's still... More

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Came in on Royal Princess, weather was horrible. Was a pleasant surprise to have this market close to the ship. The market no only has produce, but offers handmade items, such as jewelry, yarns, quilts, etc. Also several places to eat.

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Naperville, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Farmer's markets are one of my favorite things and this is one of the best. Nice mix of fresh produce, food vendors, crafts, bakeries, butchers, seafood, cheese. I had a tomato, basil, and mozzarella crepe for breakfast and it was the best. Chat with the cooks while you watch them make your crepe. It was busy and took awhile, but... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
3 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

We were in Halifax on a cruise on a Saturday morning and decided to check out the farmer's market and we were so glad that we did. It is huge and jam packed with fresh vegetables, seafood, baked goods and other neat treats and crafts. Many vendors offered free samples: yummy! There is no admission fee and it adjoins the... More

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Laval, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

as the name said a lot of different kind of food, but also many local craft product, and have a coffee or tea on the roof and look at the view, nice place to go on week end!

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St. Simons Island, GA
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Sea Port Market is a fascinating place to visit. You can spend hours watching the people, listening to music and enjoying the fresh foods. There is a small lighthouse on an island across the shipping channel from the market for great photos. Cruise ships dock next to the market and we enjoyed the annual Port Wine Tasting while there. We... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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168 reviews 168 reviews
38 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We came here during the work week, and were very disappointed at all the vendors that are only there on Saturday's. We will not return unless we can make it on a Saturday, since it looked like a ghost market. We checked out their website, and thought more vendors would be available-from crafts, wines, foods and misc. In our opinion,... More

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Every time I visit Halifax, I always plan to be there on a Saturday morning. It is busy but the crowds are worth fighting through. I can spend hours there. The fresh breads, fruits, veggies, baking, flowers, wine tasting, crafts, I could could go on and on!

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Bedford, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I love stopping in here Saturday mornings. They have a nice assortment of fresh produce, local wines and craft beers and great gluten free treats that my kids love!

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