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A Farmer’s Market Weekend!

Is local shopping near and dear to your heart? Do you set your Saturday morning alarm bright and early, so you can be the first at the market downtown or maybe you fancy fare from farther afield…Alderney Landing, Tantallon, and beyond! No matter which Farmer’s Market you prefer to pursue, Urban Parent has the skinny on the fat of the land!

1. The Halifax Seaport Farmers Market is the oldest continuously running Farmers Market in North America, Pavillion 22, 1031 Marginal Rd, on the Halifax Waterfront. Doors open Saturday morning at 8 and will shock the pants off you with over 250 local goods, artisans, crafts, and yummy international foods. Your family won’t get bored at the Halifax Seaport Farmers Market, there’s so much to see and do, you might even catch some live entertainment. Want to contribute to the local smorgasbord? Visit their site for more info.

2. While you’re still in the city, head west to the Farmers Market at The Halifax Forum at 6205 Almon St! Open 8-1 every Saturday in the Bingo Hall annex, with plenty of tables offering fresh local produce, eggs, meats, fish, crafts, plants and herbs, prepared food, wine, beer, cider, coffee, and tons of other stuff! There’s free admission and parking too.

3. Living in Dartmouth? or maybe you just want to check out all the city’s farmers markets have to offer? Maritime hospitality and opportunity abound at the Alderney Landing Farmers Market on the Dartmouth waterfront. The very best locally produced goods are available every Saturday, 8-1, offering a wide variety of products from the best local produce, home style baked goods and a bunch more. If you can’t get there they also offer online shopping with curated boxes of local products. Either way, it’s worth visiting.

4. The Tantallon Village Farmers Market has been gaining popularity. Emphasizing fresh, locally grown produce, sustainably raised animal products, prepared foods and beverages, and hand-made local crafts. The market is a community space where friends and families gather and enjoy life on the Bay. If you live in the Tantallon area they just so happen to be looking for volunteers. The market is organized by volunteers and are looking for friends who would be willing to support it with a bit of their time. Participating one day a month could make a difference. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@tantallonvillagefarmersmarket.ca if you are interested in helping out.

5. Finally, the Farmers’ Market at Hubbards Barn is a fresh favourite! Almost an hour away from downtown Halifax, take Exit 6 on Highway 103 to Hubbards. A small (but mighty!) band of Barn volunteers have been hard at work to coordinate farmers and customers as well as cooks and crafters through the 2021 season. Open 8-12 every Saturday until October 30.

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