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“Great Place to Browse, Snack and Drink”

Halifax Seaport Farmer's Market
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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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“Great Place to Browse, Snack and Drink”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

This is a very interesting indoor farmers market. Saturday is the day to go as all the farmers and vintners are there. A few places, including the chocolate shop, are open daily, but you really want to go on a Saturday and see all the vendors. Even if you are traveling, you can pick up some things that you can take home, like homemade jams, nuts, dried fruits, etc. Wine tastings are available from several Nova Scotia wineries on the upper level and well worth doing. Nova Scotia wines have come a long way since our first visit eleven years ago.

While you are there, be sure to stop at the nearby Garrison Brewery for a beer tasting. I tried several of their brews, served in small sampling glasses, and found all to be excellent, although I remain partial to Keith's pale ale.

Visited August 2012
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Calgary, Canada
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“Great place for a Saturday visit”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

Really enjoyed this market. Lots of different food options and a real maritime feel with lots of buskers playing music, dancing, etc. Also lots of hand made items, sweaters, necklaces, paintings.

Visited September 2012
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“Satisfy the senses”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

An interesting collection of multi cultural foods, produce, crafts and people of all sizes and shapes. Had an amazing fish chowder and lobster roll at the sea food shop on the West End of the market. It's worth the walk to absorb both the locals, cruise ship visitors and all of the other visitors to this wonderful City.

Visited September 2012
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Bayport,NY
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“Pier 22 market”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

This market is right off the cruise ships on pier 22. It has lots of shopping options. We purchased clothes for my grandsons and other nice items. It can get very crowded when the cruise ships dock. Great place for shopping.

Visited September 2012
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Bayport,NY
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“Disapppointing”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

We got off our cruise ship and took a walk to the Seaport market, based on favorable reviews. We were disappointed, it had many empty vendor areas and very few vendors, some eateries were dirty and not well kept. The entire top floor was vacated. If you visit Halifax I recommend Pier 22, a cleaner, well kept area with many shopping options, right next to Pier 21, the cruise terminal .

Visited September 2012
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