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 7 can’t-miss markets in the area. Happy browsing!
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.
Offering everything from handmade woodwork, to fresh local vegetables and baked goods, the market in Musquodoboit Harbour has a Nova Scotian downhome feel.
Location: 67 Park Road, Eastern Shore Community Centre
The Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market is the most popular of all the Halifax markets, drawing the biggest crowds and offering 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: Pier 20, 1209 Marginal Road on the Halifax Waterfront
The Historic Farmers’ Market – also known as the Brewery 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 to the lobby area of the Keith’s Brewery, ensuring there’s always something lovely to see (and taste, and smell).
Location: 1496 Lower Water Street, Halifax
The Farmers’ Market at Keith’s Brewery in downtown Halifax
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: Alderney Landing – 2 Octerloney Street, Dartmouth
Local Tip: If the weather is nice, park your car by the Halifax Seaport Market, take a walk down the waterfront and hop on the ferry over to Dartmouth. The ferry drops passengers off right at the entrance to the market! Talk about convenient.
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: 2900 Highway 2, Fall River
This market was designed as an easy stop for community members to pick up fresh, local produce, meats and baked goods on the way home from work, as well as a means to support the community itself.
While it features the usual farmers’ market food items, you can also expect to find local woodworking, including screen doors fabricated from recycled lumber. Local and environmentally sustainable – we like it.
Location: 787 Kearney Lake Road, Hammonds Plains
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.
Location: 5209 St. Margaret’s Bay Road – Redmond’s Shopping Plaza, Upper Tantallon
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 April 2018
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