Please note that as of Friday, July 31st, the use of face masks is mandatory in all public spaces in Nova Scotia. This includes indoor public markets and the indoor publicly-accessible spaces of all farmers’ markets.

What this means:

  • All farmers’ market vendors, staff, volunteers, and patrons must wear a face mask while attending an indoor farmers’ market or going into an indoor public area at a farmers’ market.
  • Face masks do not need to be worn in outdoor areas.
  • Face masks can be removed in indoor spaces when eating or drinking.
  • Musicians, performers, or entertainers who need to use vocal activities may remove their face mask during their performance.

Further exemptions include:

  • Children under the age of 2, or children aged 2 to 4 if they cannot be persuaded.
  • Individuals with underlying medical conditions.
  • Physical distancing of 2 metres is still 100% mandatory at your farmers’ market, regardless of whether it’s indoors or outdoors.
  • Physical distancing does not cancel out the need to wear face masks, nor does wearing a face mask cancel out the need to uphold physical distancing. They are part of the same rules under the Public Health Order.

    For questions about a specific market, please direct your inquiry to the market directly. Find a list of our member markets here.