We have a lot to be proud of in the Maritime’s whether it’s the culture, the food or simply our land. There is one other thing and that’s our local farmer’s market. There is one in almost every part of the region, from small to big size.
We’ve compiled the 5 best markets in the Maritime Provinces worth visiting. There are plenty more depending on the region & the time of the year, but be sure to check out for future blog posts as we will list more.
Here’s our list of the 5 best markets to visit this year in 2022;
Halifax’s Seaport Farmer’s Market ı NS
One of our favorite is hands down the Halifax’s Seaport Farmer’s Market. As the oldest continuously operating farmer’s market in North America, since 1750, people all across the world visiting this city are making it a go to attraction.
From artists to producers, from your small handmade sauces to your well known soap company, they boost a variety of one stop shop it all vendors. You can truly find what you are looking for in this market!
Charlottetown’s Farm Day In The City ı PEI
One thing we appreciate about the Maritime’s is the buy local movement. One beautiful example is PEI capital, Charlottetown. With the celebration of the harvest season, they organise an open-air market that takes over the lower Queen Street (from Grafton to Water) and Victoria Row. All of that in the heart of this historic downtown. With multiple activities like a petting zoo, kid’s activities, live music & much more, this event attracts lots of families in early October of each years.
With over 180 vendors, they have a wide range of artists, crafters, farmers, producers to make it a one stop shop it all for the people of Prince Edward Island.
Fredericton’s Boyce Market ı NB
There are plenty of community markets to attend in the Maritimes. Some are good and some are just outstanding. One of them would have to be Fredericton’s Boyce Market with more than 250 outdoor and indoor vendors. Nominated as one of the top 10 Canada’s best farmers market, they provide a great atmosphere for vendors & visitors alike.
Fredericton is a known city to be more on the creative sides of things. That means a lot of artists & crafters attend events in the city simply because there is a great market for it. So if you are on the market for art & crafts, this city is a must!
Wolfville Farmer’s Market ı NS
This is a lesser known market to the general public, but have grown quite a lot since the beginning. With what started in 1992 with three vendors in a parking lot, now has over 65 vendors year round every Saturday’s.
Back in 2010, they have transformed a century old apple warehouse into their 9000 square foot Market. With over a thousand visitors each week, they surely bring the community together in their promotion of buying local.
Moncton’s Turner Christmas Market ı NB
Who can talk about the markets without mentioning one of the best Holiday Markets! Running at their 35th year, it brings visitors from all over the Maritimes. With an ideal location in Moncton, which is kind of in the middle of the 3 Maritime Provinces, they bring thousands of people over the course of a weekend.
With vendors all over the place (and we mean that in a good way!), there is plenty for all your gift giving needs.
Boost for the local
The good thing is that there is a movement to buy local and it’s showing every single day. That means that there are a lot more markets growing each year that could easily be added to this list.
We always like seeing growth, especially those who’ve started on a small scale and now have changed their entire livelihood in a positive way.
Even if you don’t attend the big ones, supporting local in any way, shape or form is the new trend that’s going to stay in the future. Nothing is more special knowing you’ve helped someone make a living by supporting them.