Arts & Culture / Eat & Drink February 4, 2014

Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market

The Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market is always bustling on the weekends. I don’t frequent the Market as often as I should, which is why I made a resolution to visit at least once a month in 2014.

Here are a few places I recommend:

Boulangerie La Vendéenne

Authentic French breads and certified organic foods. Need I say more? There’s no shortage on the types of breads they offer, so make sure you stop by next time you’re visiting and pick up something delicious to enjoy later.

Susie’s Shortbreads

In addition to their Dresden Row and Bayers Lake locations, the popular cookie and cupcake franchise has a booth at the market and sells delicious goodies. The rich buttercream slathered on the cupcakes is enough to keep me coming back to Susie’s again and again, so make sure you try one for yourself. Might I recommend the peanut butter cup or lemon cupcakes?

Maritime Pasty Co

Croissnuts? Yes please. Capitalizing on the cronut trend without actually joining in, Maritime Pasty Co created the croissnut: a croissant and a donut that’s filled with Boston cream and topped with different frostings. If you’re looking for a mix of unique treats and traditional Cornish pasties, make sure to stop at their booth for goodies. I’ll leave you with this: last week they had maple bacon donuts.

Noggins Corner

The fruits of labour from a celebrated Annapolis Valley farm are sold every weekend at the market. The family grows 52 varieties of apple among other fruits, veggies, and dairy. The line was long when I was admiring the apples, proving the popularity of Noggins Farm.

What are some stalls you recommend at the Market? I’m open to suggestions!