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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” (22 reviews)
“nice market” (10 reviews)
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1209 Marginal Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P8, Canada
+1 902-492-4043
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped by mid day on a Friday, and not all the spaces were occupied. The ones that were open were crafty vendors, and folks selling foodstuffs. Not a lot of fresh vegetables offered, but there were some. Not a true farmers market to my way...More

Thank VillagerRick
Reviewed 5 days ago

Based on the recommendation of a local, we checked out the Halifax Seaport Farmer's Market first thing on Saturday morning. My husband and I were staying at the Westin so the market was our view from our 5th floor window and only steps away from...More

Thank cneuhold
Reviewed 6 days ago

The is a large enclosed building with many local vendors. You can have lunch and pick up some truly local products.

Thank Sam T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is buzzing on a Saturday full of stalls selling fresh produce, crafts, food from around the world to enjoy in the market or takeaway. The market has stalls everyday but many less than on Saturday. The food outlets are there daily and the...More

Thank Heather F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the farmers market, totally enjoyed it. Many different vendors from food items, art, fresh veggies, jewelry . Wish there was more hand made crafts. Mostly food, since I was on vacation I could not bring much with me. I wish there was one...More

Thank Muri29
Reviewed 1 week ago

I suppose it’s our own fault for not doing more research in advance, but we headed down to the market early on a cold rainy Monday only to find it closed until 10 am. I thought farmers got up early? When we did go back...More

Thank DadandCab
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't even know about the market until passing by after a visit to the Canadian Immigration Museum, we wandered in and found a most interesting mix of fresh offerings from the farm as well as an eclectic mix of vendors, all this right on...More

Thank yankeefan730
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This market has appeal for locals and tourists alike. So many food choices, crafts, and of course farm fresh offerings including veggies, cheeses, breads, mushrooms, and so much more. Walk along the harbor to get there to enhance the experience.

Thank Shamlyn
Reviewed 20 May 2017

I enjoyed walking through the Halifax Seaport Farmer's Market (and the surrounding area). There were many vendors selling crafts, farm produce and of course seafood related goodies. Being far from home it wasn't really possible to get everything that I wanted but, as with all...More

Thank Terry F
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Broad hall with different stands of local sellers. Good views of the harbor. Parking nearby. There are restaurants onsite too that serve daily. The most market participants are there on Saturday. It is more quiet on other days.

Thank WorldTravelOne
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Is the market open today?
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.
Are dogs allowed in the farmers market?
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.