Haligonians love a good farmers’ market, not to mention the time-honoured Saturday tradition of rolling out of bed to hit the markets for local produce, freshly-made breakfast, and best of all, people-watching!
To help you to organize your market visits, we’ve put together this list of can’t-miss markets in the Halifax region. Happy browsing!
Location: Halifax Seaport District – 1209 Marginal Road, Halifax
The Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market is the most popular of all the Halifax markets, with the largest selection of vendors.
Located right on the waterfront with a beautiful rooftop patio, it’s no wonder people make a Saturday morning tradition out of heading to the market for breakfast and enjoying the view.
Location: 312-1496 Lower Water Street, Halifax
The Halifax Brewery Farmers’ Market is the original Halifax market.
Housed in the Alexander Keith’s Brewery building on Lower Water Street, this market stretches through hallways and down through the lobby area of the Keith’s Brewery, so there’s always something lovely to see (and taste, and smell!).
Location: Alderney Landing – 2 Octerloney Street, Dartmouth
The Alderney Landing Farmers’ Market has become a bustling market with PLENTY of Saturday regulars, right on the Dartmouth waterfront.
Full of ready-to-eat foods, freshly baked bread, herbs and homemade preserves, we’re just saying, you’re going to want to make sure to bring a big basket or bag to haul it all home!
Location: 3540 Novalea Drive, North End Halifax
(located in Dina’s Sourdough in the same location during the winter months!)
The Novalea Farmers’ Market is a seasonal, outdoor, Saturday mornings farmers’ market in the parking lot at the Novalea Centre, just behind Lawton’s at the corner of Duffus & Novalea in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Expect loads of produce, excellent prepacked meals, baked goods, and first rate coffee!
Location: 67 Park Road, Eastern Shore Community Centre
Offering everything from handmade woodwork, to fresh local vegetables and baked goods, the market in Musquodoboit Harbour has a Nova Scotian downhome feel.
About a 30 minute drive from downtown Halifax, the community of Musquodoboit Harbour hosts a small but mighty market in their community center every Sunday.
Location: 2900 Highway 2, Fall River
The Vegetorium is a one-stop-shop for free range eggs, vegetables, locally-roasted coffee and more. Make the drive out to the beautiful area and you won’t be disappointed – by the views or the food!
Location: 5209 St. Margaret’s Bay Road – Redmond’s Shopping Plaza, Upper Tantallon
The Tantallon Village Farmers Market is a real community affair, giving those that live in the area not only a place to support their local farmers and craftspeople, but also to connect with their neighbours.
Want the full scoop on who you can expect at the Tantallon Market? Learn more here.
Whether you’re a local or a visitor, a farmers’ market is a great place to discover the Halifax region and its residents.
If you’re looking for more information on markets around the area, visit farmersmarketsofnovascotia.com
originally published September 2017 – updated February 2021
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