Many people view their local farmers’ market as the place to get the freshest produce and beautiful, unique food. Did you know farmers’ markets across the province have a wide range of artisan and handmade goods as well? It’s true! This year more than ever, buying local, handmade gifts is a great choice to make. Here are a few reasons why…

  • Support your local economy – Choose to put your money in the hands of your neighbours this holiday season.
  • Uniqueness guaranteed – Get an original or one of a kind item rather than something mass produced.
  • Meet the maker – iI’s a gift in itself to be able to learn about the product from the people who make it
  • Quality – Choose to support makers who create their products with care and consideration.
  • It’s easier than ever! Handmade products are easy to find at your farmers’ market, and not just around the holidays. 

We’ve all spent a lot of time at home this year, so what better time than to now to gift items for the home to everyone on your list! Check out some of our gift ideas for your loved ones homes. Click here to find a farmers’ market near you to shop locally this year.

Felt Like Painting at the Antigonish Farmers’ Market is offering custom wool felted pet portraits that are sure to delight the recipient!


Ashwurks makes these small Christmas tree toppers with are perfect for the second (or third) Christmas tree everyone seems to be putting up this year. They come apart into two pieces that are flat and easy to mail to your family and friends near and far! Find their laser cut Christmas decor at the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market.

These Christmas tree ornaments made with locally grown pressed flowers are so sweet, and a such a nice way to send a piece of Nova Scotia to family members who can’t make it home this year. Made by Marshdale Farms, you’ll find their products at the New Glasgow Farmers’ Market.

Nothing says hygge like lighting a candle, a holiday at home tradition everyone will appreciate! Find these hand turned wooden candleholders and beeswax tealights available for online ordering and pick up from the Prospect & Spryfield Farmers’ Markets.

Once you have used a handwoven dishcloth to dry your dishes, one might argue you can’t go back! Wonderous Woolerie makes the most beautiful creations in neutrals as well as an array of colours to suit every taste. Find their products at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market.

These adorable dryer balls from Woolies of Upperbrook Farm are a fun and useful gift that will help save the recipient on their power bill! Available at the Truro Farmers’ Market and the New Glasgow Farmers’ Market.

Fresh Wreathes make a wonderful gift for someone who has everything. Rumtopf Farm sell wreathes at the Lunenburg Farmers’ Market, as well as by pre-order for pick up at the Hubbards Barn this coming weekend.

Deck your halls with dried wreathes that will last all year long! Seabright Gardens at the Antigonish Farmers’ Market offers a lovely selection.

No place for a wreath? Tulipwood offers a beautiful selection of tabletop arrangements at the Lunenburg Farmers’ Market, including sprouted bulbs, which are a beautiful way to brighten up the indoors, and perfect for those with smaller homes.