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Shop Local: Your Guide To Farmers’ Markets In Nova Scotia

Halifax Seaport Farmers Market Photo: Caley Vanular

Halifax Seaport Farmers Market Photo: Caley Vanular

Farmers’ Markets are a right of passage in Nova Scotia. Why? Because, not only is The Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market, the oldest, continuously operating farmers’ markets in North America but, there are over 20 markets across Nova Scotia and it is the best way to buy locally made goods. Find out what to buy and where to go below…

The Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market, is the oldest, continuously operating farmers’ market in North America.



Farmers’ Market finds best enjoyed in Nova Scotia:


It isn’t a trip to the east coast without some fresh seafood, particularly lobster. Come to the market to stock up on fresh lobster or cooked lobster available at many of the stalls throughout the markets. Note: If you are buying lobster remember these three things: 1. bigger isn’t better 1lb is good, 2. want it to be firm like a water bottle and 3. fresh lobster tail curls when cooked.


You are probably asking yourself what the heck is dulse… yeah we thought the same thing. This seaweed is said to be the next Kale as it has health benefits such as the ability to improve vision, strengthen the immune system, improve the thyroid gland and more. And best of all the Bay of Fundy produces the cleanest dulse in the world… right here in Nova Scotia.


If you are visiting the Seaport Farmers’ Market you need to stop by the Seafoam Lavender stall. Seafoam Lavender Farm, which has 8,000 lavender plants, is located in Seafoam, Nova Scotia. If you can’t visit the farm Seafoam Lavender sells products daily at the market for you to enjoy.


When visiting a new city you have to try coffee from local roasters. In Nova Scotia try out Anchored Coffee, roasted just across the water from Halifax in Dartmouth, NS.


Farmers’ Markets where you can find these goods in Nova Scotia year-round:

  1. Seaport Farmers’ Market, Halifax – Open Daily 10am – 5pm
  2. Alderney Landing Farmers’ Market, Dartmouth – Saturday 8am – 1pm and Sunday 11am – 3pm
  3. Historic Farmers’ Market, Halifax – Saturday 7am-1pm
  4. Lunenburg, Lunenburg – Thursday 8am – 12pm
  5. Wolfville, Wolfville – Saturdays 8:30am – 1pm and Wednesday (May 21 until Dec 17) 4pm-7pm
  6. Hubbards Farmers’ Market, Hubbards – Saturday 8am – 12pm
  7. Tatamagouche Farmers’ Market, Tatamagouche – Saturday 8am – 1pm
  8. Annapolis Royal Farmers’ Market , Annapolis Royal – Saturday 8am – 1pm (May 21 to October 8) 10 am to 2 pm
  9. Musquodoboit Harbour Farmers’ Market , Musquodoboit Harbour – Sunday 9am – 1pm
  10. Yarmouth Farmers’ Market, Yarmouth – Saturday 9am to 1pm


Like this post? Check out Eat Your Way Through The Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market and The Saint John City Market Might Just Be The Best In Canada, too!

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