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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” (18 reviews)
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1209 Marginal Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P8, Canada
+1 902-492-4043
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went here with the family on saturday morning for breakfast and to see the market and it was great. Lots of vendors and great location. Some things are a bit expensive. Make sure you ask how much things are before buying because a pretzel purchased...More

Thank TravelGuru365
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great little farmers market. When I was here all the stalls were not full but still had quite a few places that sell fruit , restaurants, jams, flowers and many more. It wasn't too busy so great for walking around without knocking into people. I...More

Thank FitosV
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a bustling, interesting market on the weekend. I read the reviews about empty spaces during the week, but on the weekend, this place is hopping. Full of local vendors of produce, crafts and prepared foods. It was difficult to decide what types of...More

Thank 448andyk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So... The market hours are stated as 10:00 to 5:00 Monday to Friday. Nothing there in the morning actually except for a few coffee shop/ cafe style places. A pie place with no pies, a few craft retailers open sometime during the day, and so...More

1  Thank Bruno S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The market's website promises 200+ vendors of fresh farm products, without mentioning that Monday to Friday you'll find nothing in the big indoor space but a dozen unexciting crafts vendors, sandwich shops and cafes! No fruits, vegetables or flowers!! The city Visitors Information Center on...More

Thank Mohaajer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very large space, expected more variety of vendors. We were there on a Friday, so maybe it's better on the weekend. Lots of Food options for lunch and a few baked goods options, but I was expecting more artisans and local hand-crafted goods. There are...More

1  Thank Deborah K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived close to closing so we only saw the vendors on the lower level. There was some delicious food and many gluten free treats available at many stalls. One lady was so sweet and just gave me some gf brownies and pumpkin muffins (free)...More

Thank momr2d2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made a trip to the farmer's market on Friday afternoon around 2pm. The place was almost empty. There were only a few food vendors. Not much to see. Only took us ten minutes while we paid one hour parking. Not sure when those ~150 vendors...More

Thank cyanmd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always try to visit the Seaport Market when we are in Halifax on Saturdays. a great place to get fresh vegetables, fruits, plants, meats and baked goods - especially gluten free goods. I had the beat gluten free bread I think I've ever eaten...More

Thank Wendy902
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love farmers market and this one wasn't too busy (Sunday) and had a great variety of stands and foods to eat. Great for a stroll, quick lunch and specialty items.

Thank EvaMom24
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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.