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Halifax Seaport Farmer's Market

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Address: 1209 Marginal Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-492-4043
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
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Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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The Halifax Farmers' Market was created by Royal Proclamation in June of...

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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Nice market with lots of food. Booths that sell organic fruits and veggies. This is where the cruise ships port, so this place can get pretty busy if there are more than one ship... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had read about this market online and attend Farmers markets in my home city and this one is very small. What vendors were there were very pleasant and there was some really neat handmade items.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice market with lots of food. Booths that sell organic fruits and veggies. This is where the cruise ships port, so this place can get pretty busy if there are more than one ship there. Lots of craft shops, breweries and eateries around.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though I had read on various sites such as TripAdvisor and others that the Farmer's Market would be open the first week of October, there was very little there, perhaps a dozen or so crafters and 1 or 2 places to get food. Apparently there are more vendors on the weekends but it looks like this market caters to... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This market is located in the cruise ship terminal and is handy walking distance from much of the downtown area. The venders include a wide range of providers of produce, prepared food and crafts. For lovers of blue cheese, one should stop by "The Dutchman's Farm" kiosk. You will also find a number of wineries and distillers selling their products... More 

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Chester Basin, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Very busy on Saturday mornings. Free parking on Saturdays. Some nice baked goods - caraway seed rye sold out before 10:30 AM. Multiple fresh vegetable vendors with large selection of very fresh vegetables at average prices - no discount deals, however top quality. Seafood is fresh with decent selection. If you are looking for a good butcher with fresh beef,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Located at the other end of Halifax Harbour front. Nice market with lots of food of all types, even a Dim Sum place. Booths that sell organic fruits and veggies. This is where the cruise ships port, so this place can get pretty busy if there are more than one ship there. Lots of gifts, craft shops and breweries and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This farmers market at the Halifax Seaport is a nice place to wonder around to find local foods & crafts. There were several places serving take away food. While there was not a lot there to see , it was worth a walk through as we returned to our ship.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Dropped by the market in off-season on a weekday. Obviously not as lively as on season or a weekend. Had a lobster roll at "Goldwater" which sells fish but makes rolls as well. It was a plain roll, no mayo etc in a nice bun. Lovely. About 8 bucks for s small. Fresh lobster. Nice large pieces.

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Annapolis Royal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Busy, busy place on the weekends. great place to visit on a Saturday morning - don't eat before you go!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Ms Amber at Fanari's Deli and Waffles in the Halifax Seaport Farmer's Market on Marginal Road in Halifax, Nova Scotia, served me a delicious Montreal smoked Meat sandwich on rye bread with a pickle and coleslaw made with buttermilk. Hard to find smoked meat outside of Montreal and the Province of Quebec. Amber wouldn't let me take the remaining chunk... More 

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