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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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1209 Marginal Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P8, Canada
+1 902-492-4043
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a farmers market, so unless you plan on buying some grocery's, which we weren't, there is no need to spend more than a few minutes. Now, if you are grocery shopping, well then that is a different story.

Thank parrottdize
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great selection of various local crafts and produce. The building is new and has great views of the Halifax harbour. Only thing I found disappointing was the lack of seating inside the building.

Thank 100brucebrown .
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Whether you desire something to consume immediately, fresh food items for take home, or delicious home made jams and preserves you can find it at this extensive farmer's market. We ate at the seafood concessions. The fish was fresh and plentiful. We purchased crisp, juicy...More

Thank dianel103
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Nice location for us, right in the same terminal as our ship was docked nice walk through, but nothing really fancy, just local arts n crafts and food.

Thank tammyBaltimore_Md
Reviewed 29 October 2017

The Seaport Farmer's Market is one of the best in the province, with a large variety of vendors and products. Lovely breads and pastries, fruits (lots of apples!) and vegetables, knitted goods, and a lot of unique gifts and food (love the carved artwork with...More

Thank shannhugo440
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

What an amazing market with something for everyone. We bought teas, ha slap berry juice and jellies, local vodka coolers and local spiced nuts and seeds! We ate a Glutenfree Indian lunch up on the roof and had a fresh delicious peach for dessert! I...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We were on a cruise ship and this market is right where we tied up. Unfortunately we were on a tour which didn't get us back with much time to really visit the market. We did a quick visit to pick up some gift souvenirs...More

Thank Life-travelers
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Farm to home, great farmers market. If you want quality produce and food products make your way to the Halifax Seaport Farmers Market. We were traveling by cruise ship and the market supplied us with quality fruit. Yes, there is fruit aboard cruise ships, but...More

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We had just gotten off the cruise boat and this was the first place we passed as we were walking towards the town. It was late in the day so there was not as much there as I am sure would have been earlier. I...More

Thank Wklstoywife
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Where can we buy Maple Syrup? You must visit Halifax Farmer's Market we were told. Beside the syrup the choice of wonderful fresh produce was amazing, the containers of blueberries made the ones available in England look tiny! The market was busy with locals buying...More

Thank Polgara2
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Beverly D
19 October 2017|
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Response from Polgara2 | Reviewed this property |
They open early with people queuing at 6.30 am - opens 7 am. There is a large car park near the Cunard centre Pier 23. We arrived by ship so parking wasn't an issue.
Beverly D
19 October 2017|
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Response from SherriMR | Reviewed this property |
They open around 7 am..... it can be busy at that time of day but that is when the variety is the best......
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.