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Halifax Seaport Farmer's Market
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 21 September 2009

We rushed through the market searching for the exit because it was unbearably hot and crowded inside. It was virtually impossible to look at or purchase anything due to the crowds. Lines were incredibly long for all food vendors. I'd recommend going back when it was less busy, but since it is only open Saturday morning I assume it is always like this. Wish we could have enjoyed our visit but it was not possible due to the cramped conditions.

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Reviewed 18 June 2009

The Halifax Farmer's Market began in 1750 and is the longest-running market in North America. For foodies, it can't be beat. Have a look!


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Reviewed 29 June 2008

We decided to check this out our visit to halifax based on the previous reviews. It is a kinda of a hippie place, but there are numerous vendors down to business selling their wares.. everything from fresh local meats to veggies to coffee to pastries to plants, this place has a little bit of everything. One reviewer mentioned going to Mary's Bakery --- excellent call!! got some cinnamon buns they were awesome... a tiny bit different take than on the typical American variety, but very delicious -- get'em hot! remember that they are only open on saturday mornings -- and between Mary's and a few other places, definitely a place to get a great cheap eat.

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Reviewed 25 June 2006

We made a point to be in Halifax on a Saturday morning to spend time at the Brewery Market. They had everything for home made cookies to jewelry! There was live music and local artists selling their crafts. Even plenty of clean restrooms.

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Reviewed 24 June 2006

We love going to the "hippie market" there are always interesting people to look at, interesting things that they are selling and really yummy food. Try Mary's Bakery, the Cinammon buns are delicious. :)

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