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“Nice harbour front location”

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.
Reviewed June 22, 2013

The market is located along the Halifax harbour front, next to the cruise ship dock and the Pier 21 museum. Very harbour front nice setting. The building is modern and quite spacious. Walk up to the roof top for a better view of the harbour. The market has an array of fruits and vegetable, etc. If you are hungry, there are several food kiosks on site.

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Reviewed June 21, 2013

They've apparently just relocated to a bigger building which seemed a bit unnecessary with the lack of stalls in it. Mostly junk food and a few craft stalls. Had a nice hot dog though!!

1  Thank SussexPollyp
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

Visited with my wife and daughter Sunday mourning.

The market covers a fairly large area and has a second level.

We picked up a little local produce and sampled fast foods produced by the vendors. The grilled chicken skewers and perogies were very good,

The goat milk fudge is awesome.

If you are in the south end and are looking for a treat you should drop by.

Thank Roy_Arcon
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

Great local prepared food, fresh breads, cheeses, produce and an array of local artists make this Halifax market a must see for any visitor. If the sun is shining go to the rooftop patio to get a great view of the harbour and any cruise ships that might happen to be in port.

2  Thank DK44
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

How about calling it a stroke of genius? I know it's been a while since its relocation to Marginal Road, but I love this location. If you haven't been yet, go! This must-visit hot spot is easy to find; it's close to downtown in a spacious, open building that easily houses the 250 vendors. Thanks to the many windows, plenty of light beams in on the offerings, so you can see clearly what you are buying (a definite advantage over the last location). It's a happening place on Saturdays, when patrons are elbow-to-elbow - it can get a little congested, so leave yourself plenty of time. Crowding is less of an issue on Sundays, when many vendors - at least half - are no-shows, so don't expect to find the same availability on other days (see the website for a full listing of days and times). Fruit and veg. dealers jostle with winery reps. (who urge you to sample!), craftspeople, maple syrup producers, apiaries, artists, bakers and butchers. Lots of fresh, organic produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, gluten-free and low-sugar options, means your mind will boggle with the wide array of options. Atmosphere is a lively, authentic country in an urban setting, and live performers - often fiddle tunes - entertain most weekends. The only drawback is a good, central seating area to eat/snack/people watch is needed. Parking can be scarce and a little tricky, so you need an eagle eye (and plenty of patience) on busy Saturday mornings.

Thank Marcia G
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