Local Tips / Seasonal October 11, 2017

Where to Pick the PERFECT PUMPKIN in Halifax

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With beautiful leafy landscapes, delicious seasonal eats and delightful outdoor activities, autumn in Halifax is absolutely amazing. The season brings corn mazes, ghost stories and, most importantly, pumpkin picking!

Every fall, locals flock to their favourite farmers’ market or pumpkin patch in search of the best one around. Whether it’s to carve into a Halloween masterpiece or bake into a tasty treat, here are the top places to pick your perfect pumpkin this year.

1 – Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market
1209 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Known as the best place to purchase fresh fall produce in Halifax, the Seaport Farmers’ Market is a city icon. With a variety of world-class vendors, the jack-o’-lantern options are endless — all you have to do is find the perfect one!

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2 – Bedford Basin Farmers’ Market
397 Bedford Highway, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Family owned and operated, the Bedford Basin Farmer’s Market offers a wide variety of local produce, including beautiful orange pumpkins. While you’re there, grab a treat from their in-house bakery. We promise you won’t be disappointed!

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3 – Alderney Landing Farmers’ Market
Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

If you’re looking to purchase a perfect pumpkin, from a perfect setting, then the Alderney Landing Farmer’s Market can’t be beat! Not only will you come home with the best, but you’ll have a great time searching.

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4 – The Vegetorium Country Farm Market
2900 Highway 2, Fall River Waverley, Nova Scotia

There are pumpkins, and then there are pumpkins from The Vegetorium Country Farm Market. Every one is picked with the love and care of valley farmers, a quality you can’t find just anywhere.

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5 – Hubbards Farmers’ Market
57 Highway 3, Hubbards, Nova Scotia

What better place to get a pumpkin than fresh from the farm? With a variety of healthy produce from local farms, it’s no surprise that Hubbards Farmer’s Market is one of our favourite spots to purchase a pumpkin this fall.

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6 – Valleyfield Farm
1113 Sackville Drive, Middle Sackville, Nova Scotia

Valleyfield Farm calls itself Sackville’s best kept secret and we can see why! In business for over 70 years, they’ve got the history and experience to grow a great gourd. Get yours from their field this fall for a true pumpkin picking adventure!

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