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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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Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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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Fun place with great views.

We enjoyed our time at Halifax Seaport Farmer's Market. The weather outside was cool and rainy, so we spent time inside walking from booth to booth. Great souvenirs, food/snacks... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We read where the market is busiest and has the most vendors on Saturday, so we planned to tour the Boardwalk and end up at the Farmer's Market. When we travel, we prefer to stay at places where we can have a living room, bedroom and kitchen so we can do a combination of eating out at local restaurants and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed our time at Halifax Seaport Farmer's Market. The weather outside was cool and rainy, so we spent time inside walking from booth to booth. Great souvenirs, food/snacks, and really nice views of the water and ships passing by. We went on a Sunday and the place was bustling.

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Ottawa, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This uninspired Halifax Harbour offering has only a small historical value and adds almost nothing to the local community. Overpriced baubles and pedestrian food are situated in a way that take no advantage of what should be a breathtaking ocean view.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After hearing all the accolades about the market, I thought it would be large and interesting. There was little open on a Monday afternoon.

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Maryville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in as we walked the waterfront. Pleasantly surprised to find so many organic offerings. Had brunch at Norberts Good Food which specializes in organic food. Our meals were delicious. Will probably return before we leave Halifax.

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London, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'm from London, Ontario (a much smaller city than Halifax), and our Farmer's Market is open 7 days a week. It's a tragedy that a city as large as Halifax, with such an incredible building at its disposal, can't maintain a more active market during the week. The location is kind of an issue - it's at the far south... More 

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Lakeland, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Behind the Westin and train station on the waterfront this Saturday busy farmers market has an amazing variety of ethnic and local foods, some to eat here and others to prepare at home. Everything from fish, meats, sausage, to vegetables, breads, cheeses and various local beers and distilled spirits are available often with tastings. And, there are a number of... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked quite a way to get here. The waterfront location is nice but the market itself doesn't have anything to offer, and perhaps less, than most indoor farmer's market. Nothing unusual or inviting.

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Halifax, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the farmer's market on a Saturday afternoon and it was packed. Great vendors of fresh produce, food and wine. The parking situation was ridiculous! Not interested in visiting again because of the parking issue.

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Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm giving it a 3 star just for the day I visited it. I might be very good on other days, but I feel a 3 star is more appropriate.

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