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Halifax Seaport Farmer's Market

1209 Marginal Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P8, Canada
+1 902-492-4043
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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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  • Average17%
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“local produce” (24 reviews)
“baked goods” (20 reviews)
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1209 Marginal Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P8, Canada
+1 902-492-4043
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Went on Saturday both times and lots of vendors. Bought Fair Trade dark chocolate from one of the vendors really delicious!Lots of things to buy for souvenirs.Restaurants are also very good, with organic local food.

Thank ekym0m
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were here during the week & a lot of stalls were empty. Those that were not were either maple syrup or crafts. I'd say give it a try on a Saturday.

Thank Hola4876
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was surprised by the number of stalls on a Sunday morning. There were lots of fresh produce available and it is a good spot to stock up for the week ahead or a picnic. Wine, meat, fish or bread : all under one roof....More

Thank Johann S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came into port on a beautiful sunny day so walked quickly through the Farmer's market. As these things go, this was a small market with just a few offerings. The market in the port building had better shops for non-food items. (but if you want...More

Thank rbwriter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came to the market on Saturday and it was bustling with people and music. We absolutely loved the atmosphere. There were lots of vendors selling crafts, meats, vegetables, coffee, pizza, bakery etc etc. A must visit if you can get there on a Saturday....More

Thank xuehui
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a rainy day. Prepared to spend an hour or 2. Wasn't much available but there was a lady promoting liquor. Gave us samples. Her name was Jen. Delicious product. Was the highlight for us

Thank Jamesc92887
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened to hit Halifax on a Sunday in June. The Seaport Farmers Market is a must stop place to visit. Not only a traditional farmers market with a wide array of fruits, vegetables and foods available, it also provides excellent views of Halifax Harbour....More

Thank GlenMcKenzie1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place, near the cruise docking area, sells all things organic/home made such as fruit, veg, craft items, souvenirs, bakery, meats etc all inside a large two storey building. Toilets available. Unfortunately we could not buy any of the delicious edible items as we were...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Here..you can buy and taste their local food product..direct from the farm owner..i like the blueberry pie and the homemade blueberry jam..Saturday is the best day to come here..I will miss this place..

Thank soltel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a place that is best visited on the weekend or high season (or when cruise ships are in the port) as there is not much here. If you have time this is worth a look but be warned that parking is at a...More

Thank heumanntouch
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10 July 2017|
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Response from SherriMR | Reviewed this property |
There are numerous spots to grab a bite..... but the best spot to eat is up on the roof top.... if it isn't too windy.... or on the steps where you can watch everyone milling around the vendors.
5 September 2016|
Response from KJR1605 | Reviewed this property |
I think the market is open every day but some days have more vendors than others. From what I saw, Saturday is the best day to go.
31 July 2016|
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Response from Andrea G | Reviewed this property |
I saw dogs outside but I wouldn't recommend bringing them inside. It's a very busy place and might be scary for them. Natural dog treats are sold there.