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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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“local produce” (23 reviews)
“baked goods” (19 reviews)
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1209 Marginal Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P8, Canada
+1 902-492-4043
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Reviewed yesterday

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
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went here Saturday morning for breakfast and found lots of great booths. People selling wine and spirits as well as all sorts of fruit and vegetables. We had pastries and coffee. Excellent coffee shop right when you come in the main doors. A number of...More

Thank Keith H
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We arrived on a Thursday morning to find many empty stalls and very little local produce. There were some artisanal products but also commercially imported items. Smoked salmon purchased at Goldens Seafood was delicious.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited on a Sunday when the market was really buzzing with life. Lots of eateries serving delicious looking meals and snacks as well as the usual bakery, fruit,veg etc. that you'd expect. We had an excellent brunch of Eggs Benedict at one of the permanent...More

Thank foodieang
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a rainy day activity and the farmer's market fit the bill. We read that it was a good one but didn't expect it to be as good as it is. There are lots of different types of vendors to shop at....More

Thank Kimberly S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped into the market on a Sunday. There were quite a few empty stalls. Saturday seems to be the day to go. If your not going on a Saturday,I would suggest you take a pass. The market in general, was alot smaller than I...More

Thank Myles_Long
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everywhere I go, I always love to explore the Farmer's Market of the place, as I feel the place can give me a very direct and candid impression of the place. And this one is not an exception. I love the place with a lot...More

Thank Zhuo Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On Saturdays this market hums with 2 levels of vendors. But on weekdays, there is just a skeleton crew of vendors in this huge space, mostly food stands. Unfortunately, we were there on a Tuesday. I wouldn't pay to park for what we saw on...More

Thank bjproducts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying at a hotel right behind the Farmer's Market so on Saturday we decided to check it out. The variety of vendors here is absolutely amazing and there is no charge for admittance. The fresh fruit and vegetable variety is great and very...More

Thank Bren0990
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been looking forward to going here for months now. I arrived on a Wednesday in August and was sad to see almost nothing inside... almost no produce available and severely lacking in anything worth buying. I guess Wednesdays are not a good day...More

Thank Misha S
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11 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.