The province is buzzing with the summer spirit of farmers’ markets! There is certainly no shortage of weekly markets to visit for shopping, chatting, and relaxing, but these special summer events might give you an extra reason to soak up some local goodness.
July 14, 2-4pm | Plant Walk: Recalling Our Herbal Wisdom | Rural Roots Market
“Many of us can recall old plant remedies we were taught or heard our elders talking about. Most of us in rural Nova Scotia have eaten wild plants gathered and prepared by our moms or dads. This is where we begin, by recalling and remembering. I invite participants to share with the others any recipes they have for using wild plants.
Together we will make something to eat or drink from one or more of these wonderful wild plants that grow around us. What it will be depends on what is at its best at the time of the workshop. Workshop is free. Please sign up at email@example.com or call 902-599-1207.”
July 17 & August 21, 4-8pm | Atlantic Arts & Appetites | New Glasgow Farmers’ Market
“A special series of shows designed specifically for talented Maritime makers, local food and music. For more information about the amazing talent you’ll find at these special mid-summer night Markets, keep an eye on the events. We have limited space available for vendors. Please apply online at ngfarmmarket.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.”
July 20, 8:30am-1pm | Bloom! A Sensational Experience | Wolfville Farmers’ Market
“Join us for Bloom!, the Wolfville Farmers’ Market’s first flower festival in celebration of National Flower Week. Take a photo at our pop-up Flower installation, try edible flowers as part of our Market Menu, and let your senses lead you through a floral experience as vendors feature bouquets and floral themes and decorate their booths for the occasion.”
July 28, 11am-1pm | Make a Garden Jar | Avon Community Farmers’ Market
“Inspired by “My Garden” by Kevin Henkes, the Avon Community Farmers’ Market has partnered up with The Playful Pumpkin Play Cafe to create garden jars – we hope you join us for this free craft event for the kids and the young at heart!”
August 4, 11am-4pm | 100 Mile Farm Food Festival | North Mountain Market
“Fill your bags and baskets with fresh, seasonal farm products proudly displayed by regional growers showcasing an abundance of seasonal vegetables, fruits, meat, eggs, dairy, honey and maple syrup products. Vendors will also bring a vast assortment of food and drink products sourced from local ingredients like ciders, wine, ales, spirits, cheeses, pastas. baked goods and tasty lunch offerings or BBQ.
Admission: $5 person/$10 family/free for under 5. 1158 Steadman Road, Centreville Kings County.”
August 10, 6:30-11pm | Dinner by The River | New Glasgow Farmers’ Market
“Tables and sparkling trees will line the beautiful New Glasgow Riverfront and guests will enjoy a farm to table meal in an all local experience! Guests will enjoy an elegant three course meal made possible by your local producers paired with Nova Scotia wines while listening to the jazz stylings of Men About Town. After dinner, guests can dance the night away under the stars with Mike & the MacPhersons.
A cash bar stocked with Nova Scotia wines, spirits from Nova Scotia Spirit Co. and craft beer will be available. Tickets will be $85 and will also include a ride home with CHAD transit. Guests must be 19+.”
August 14, 4-7pm | Book Arts at the Market | Wolfville Farmers’ Market
“It takes a community to make a book! Join us at the market on August 14th, where the Wolfville Farmers’ Market and The Box of Delights Bookshop will co-host an event celebrating the enduring presence of books and print culture.
Book Arts at the Market brings together the broader community of print culture in order to showcase the art and craft of the book. Come and meet authors, artists, publishers, editors, binders, printers, booksellers, and many more; all working together to promote books, literacy, and readership.
This celebration takes place during the regular Wednesday Community Market with its famous $10 Market Supper and live music.”
August 15, 6-9pm | Full Moon Market | Halifax Brewery Farmers’ Market
- Small plate food (5$) from Jamrock Cafe, The Two Crumpeteers and Eeyaa Fusion Indian Street Food
- Licensed event with Gin samples from local producers (Barrelling Tide, Ironworks and Compass – unconfirmed Steinhart & Still Fired)
- Live music
- Free tarot card/crystal ball/palm readings all evening
- Small night market with 12 beautiful local artisans
- 5$ entry gets you 5$ market money for use any Saturday onsite, door prize ticket and free samples.
August 17, 10am-12pm | Paint by the River | New Glasgow Farmers’ Market
“Join us for a morning of painting by the river! The Artsy Nerd Holistic Relaxation Company will be hosting Paint Night (but in the morning!) Participants can choose to paint 1 or both paintings pictured in the event to take home!
Tanya is generously donating proceeds to help us Raise the Barn! So come on out and have some fun with some friends, meet some new ones and help support a great cause!
Cost is $35 for one or $65 if you choose to do both paintings.”
August 21, 4-7pm | Blueberry Night | Wolfville Farmers’ Market
“Join us for your mid-week top up of groceries with products from all product categories, while this week enjoying your $10 Market Supper with all the regular deliciousness plus some added blueberry-inspired foods on the menu. We will of course be adding blueberries to your complimentary serving of salad with maple dressing for the Community Supper salad.”