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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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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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Belleville Ontrio to Halifax Nova Scotia

The Market was selling there wares, and it really depended on the time of year you go, if you like fresh things. But the Alexander Keith Brewery is there and it is a big... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2014
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Belleville, Canada
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Belleville, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The Market was selling there wares, and it really depended on the time of year you go, if you like fresh things. But the Alexander Keith Brewery is there and it is a big attraction to tourist and you can buy there clothing .

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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

A bit of live music, lots of people watching, great smells of different food filling the air.....what more can one ask for? This was our first trip to this market and we were very impressed. We were able to grab a nice breakfast and pick up some unique Christmas presents from local artists. Check this place out. It's worth the... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Got some great bread from Amish People booth while my friend bought all her gluten free items I took double loaf of whole wheat for $3.00,Prices were great there, some a bit high. First time in years I'd been here but will try to make it monthly.

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Lake City, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This was a nice small market. here was produce and crafts, with a few places to get something to eat. It is very convenient to the cruise ship crowd. We were there late in the season so I think in season it would be more lively.

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Ancaster, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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