Farmers Markets Nova Scotia

10 great gift ideas found at the Farmers’ Market and a round-up of holiday markets taking place across Nova Scotia.
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Find the Perfect Local Gift at the Farmers’ Market:

There is never a bad time to shop at the market, but this time of year, Nova Scotia’s farmers markets’ are bursting with unique, handmade gifts and tasty treats for the holidays. Below you’ll find 10 great local gifts made in Nova Scotia. For even more ideas, visit our Farmers’ Market Gift Guide, part of the 2016 Local Wishlist:

Winter Shield Necklace: $37.00 This colourful enameled copper jewelry by Aflame Creations is handmade in Halifax, Nova Scotia with love! Enamels are colored glass powders that are melted onto copper in a kiln at 1500F. The perfect gift for those who love neutral colors and simple, modern lines, this enameled copper necklace is 2″ and it hangs on an 18″ copper plated chain. The ring on the pendant is large enough to remove it from the chain. Longer 27″ chains are also available for purchase. Where to Buy Halifax Seaport Farmer’s Market (upstairs) 1209 Marginal Road Halifax, NS


Sparkling Mead: $15.00 Planter’s Ridge first ever effervescent product is none other than an elegant Sparkling Mead made from wild clover honey sourced from Brandt’s Bees (Wolfville, NS). With a round honey fragrance and a bright stone fruit on the palate, this refreshing medium-sweet honey wine finishes long and smooth. Will be available mid to late November 2016. Where to Buy Wolfville Farmers Market 24 Elm Avenue Wolfville, NS


Sailors Wreath: $26.00 – $44.00 Sailors Wreath is a traditional nautical Turks Head Knot. They are handcrafted with your choice of reclaimed or new lobster float rope, and manila rope. Wreaths are crafted in a variety of colors,sizes and also come decorated for the winter season. Maybe used indoors or outside. Made by All For Knot Rope Weaving Inc. Where to Buy Truro Farmers Market 15 Young St. Truro, NS


Pebble 4×4 Plates The little dishes by Kiln Art can be used for compote, olives, or just a pop of colour for a room. Each one of of our dishes is made by melting coloured glass with clear glass. Each piece is original and no two can ever be exactly the same. Everything we make is all glass which makes them not only a beautiful piece of art , but food and dishwasher safe. Where to Buy: Halifax Seaport Market 1209 Marginal Rd Halifax, NS


Loaded Pantry Gift Box: $65.00 Give the gift of local this holiday season from The Shelf at the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market. Their “Loaded Pantry” gift box includes:

  • Beautifully handcrafted wooden wine box
  • Pat’s Preserves Marmalade
  • Chef Jason Lynch’s Bacon Jam
  • Cranberry Mincemeat
  • Acadian Maple Butter
  • Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market Tote Bag

Where to Buy: The Shelf at the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market 1209 Marginal Road Halifax, NS B3H 4P8 (902) 492-4043

Rustic Suet Feeder: $27.00 Woodpeckers, chickadees and nuthatches will love this rustic bird feeder for suet cakes. These durable, natural feeders are handmade by Free Spirit Farm in Tatamagouche using wood from their certified sustainably managed forest. Where to Buy: Halifax Seaport Farmers Market (Saturdays) 1209 Marginal Rd Halifax, NS


Wooden Spoons: $12.00+ Locally made wooden spoons made to order by Fox’s Folly Woodworks. Teaspoons to large kitchen spoons. Spoons range in price from $12.00 – $45.00 Where to Buy Hubbards Barn Christmas Markets November 26, December 10 & December 17


Limited Edition Holiday Soap Collection: $21.00 Three gentle cleansing soap bars infused with pure and natural scents reminiscent of the holidays – Candy Cane Swirl, Mistletoe and Frankincense & Myrrh. Earth Elementals soap bar trio comes gift boxed with festive grosgrain ribbon. All ready to wrap and place under the tree! Where to Buy Halifax Seaport Farmers Market 1209 Marginal Road Halifax, NS


Stuffies: Small $25.00 / Large $30.00 Stuffies are whimsical creatures of felted up-cycled wool embellished with applique, decorative stitching and / or needle felting. Foxy has fish, owl, bear, turtle, giraffe, sheep, highland cow, parrot, bunny, and cat companions. Where to Buy New Glasgow Farmers Market Glasgow Street New Glasgow, NS


Obverse Rings: $30.00+ Obverse Rings specializes in transforming Collectible Coins into Rings. We also carry an extensive line of coin related jewelry and are always willing to work with you to create custom pieces. Where to Buy Halifax Seaport Farmers Market 1209 Marginal Road Halifax, NS Saturday and Sunday upstairs on the mezzanine.



Nova Scotia Holiday Markets Guide:

Christmas at the Barn Markets: Join Hubbards Farmers’ Market for three special holiday markets. Enjoy local music and shop for beautiful local gifts and food. Dates: November 26, December 10, December 17 Time: 8am – 12pm Location:  Hubbards Farmers’ Market Learn More Port Hawkesbury & Area Christmas Markets Join the Port Hawkesbury Farmers’ Market for two special holiday markets. Dates: November 26 & December 10 Time: 10 am – 2 pm Location:  Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre 606 Reeves St. Port Hawkesbury, NS Learn More Truro Farmers’ Market Christmas Market Shop 50+ local vendors, listen to local music, and soak in those warm and fuzzy Christmas feelings! Two days of local holiday shopping! Dates: December 2-3, 2016 Time: Friday 5pm – 8pm, Saturday 8am – 1pm Location:  Market Hall, 15 Young St, Truro, NS Learn More Get UnScrooged: Join Wolfville Farmers’ Market for this annual event that gives you a chance to win your Christmas wishlist while supporting the Wolfville and Area Food Bank.  Date: December 3, 2016 Time: 8:30 am – 1:00 pm Location:24 Elm Av, Wolfville, NS Learn More Bridgewater Farmers’ Market Christmas Markets The Bridgewater Farmers’ Market is planning three holiday markets for the three Sundays before Christmas.  Dates: December 4, 11 & 18, 2016 Time: 10am – 3pm Location:  135 North Park St, Bridgewater NS Learn More Mabou Christmas Market Join the Mabou Farmers’ Market for their annual Christmas Market, and stock up on food and gifts for the holidays! Date: Sunday December 4, 2016** Time: 11 am – 3 pm Location: Dalbrae Academy, Inverness, NS ** Storm date: December 7th New Glasgow Weeknight Market: Join New Glasgow Farmer’s Market for their first ever weeknight market. The market is making it easier to pick up beautiful gift items after work!  Date: December 7, 2016 Time: 4pm-8pm Location: New Glasgow Farmers’ Market Learn More Yule Market: Wolfville Farmers Market is hosting their annual Yuletide Market to celebrate the spirit of the tradition where families and friends gather for a warm and cheery celebration. Create a Yule craft, try a piece of celebratory Yule log cake, and buy local! Date: December 10, 2016 Time: 8:30 am – 1:00 pm Location: 24 Elm Ave, Wolfville, NS Learn More New Glasgow Holiday Markets: Shop for local food and gifts, and get your photo taken with Santa at one of two special holiday markets. There will also be a draw for a Christmas dinner basket, and a gift wrapping service! Dates: December 10 & December 17 Time: 9am-1pm Location: New Glasgow Farmers’ Market Learn More Antigonish Farmers’ Market – Extra Dates: The Antigonish Farmers’ Market runs Saturdays until December 17th, but they’ve also added two extra Sunday shopping dates to help customers get their local shopping done. Extra Market Dates: December 11 & December 18 Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Location: 30 James St, Antigonish, NS Learn More Cape Breton Christmas Market Join the Cape Breton Farmers’ Market for some stress-free last minute shopping, a meal, carols, hot cider, and lots of Christmas joy! Date: December 23, 2016 Time: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm Location: 340 Keltic Drive, Sydney, NS Learn More



Looking for more great local gift ideas? We’ve once again partnered with The Local Wishlist, a curated online Christmas catalogue filled with gifts made in Nova Scotia. With more than 400 gift ideas, there’s something for everyone on your list! Check it out at




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