Saturday morning is the only time you can go to the Halifax Farmer's Market at the historic Keith Brewery right by the water. It's a rabbit warren of wonderful tastes, sights and sounds. Apparently it will be moving to Pier 21 and I hope it doesn't lose it's personality in the process.
It's the most social of any farmer's market I've ever been to. Most (from my favorite Jean Talon Market in Montreal, the huge and incredibly bustling market in St Jacob, Ontario and, of course the St Lawrence Market in Toronto ) are all business. You can find amazing food, and so many many vendors, it's hard to choose what to buy, but no time to chat and meet up with friends. Even small markets with a dozen or so vendors like the Riverdale or Dufferin Markets didn't seem nearly as joyful a place to be.
At the Halifax Farmer's Market local farmers, fishermen, bakers, butchers and cheese makers to name just a few types of vendors are there to proudly, passionately chat about their goods. I met Ted Hutten of Hutten Farms who produces specialty vegetables.
Lobster Links. That's me in the red jacket. Gerry's in the red apron and a most friendly guy!
but some did have croissants
and one had spectacular pastries, but not what you're looking at....that's hand made soap!!! aren't they beautiful!?
I could go on and on, but it's time to cook up the bounty. Come back tomorrow for the results.
Related links: Food and Drink Local Markets