Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market is the oldest continuously operating farmer’s market in North America, originating a year after Halifax was founded, in 1750. For over 250 years the market has sold meat and produce delivered from Acadian farms in the Annapolis Valley and elsewhere in Nova Scotia.
The Market has operated in several locations across the city since its inception, including within the Keith’s Brewery Building. In 2010 The Market moved into a converted warehouse along the Halifax Seaport and today hosts over 250 vendors!
We spent more than a day exploring the waterfront area and made several stops at this market. Our visit to Halifax was during the early fall so the produce available reflected the season — apples, peaches, plums and such. While there are many fresh and prepared food options from which to chose, this market seems much more craft oriented than your typical farmer’s market. In part this may be to cater to the cruise ship crowds that flood the place whenever one of the monstrous ships docks. Most cruisers would be far more interested in souvenirs than in fresh produce.
Still, the Market was a pleasant and interesting place to visit and in a comfortable and spacious building. Well worth stopping by!
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