Who We Are

Founded in 2004, Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia is a non-profit cooperative of farmers’ markets, for farmers’ markets.

With over 40 unique members across the province, our cooperative is the unified voice of our region’s farmers’ market sector. Learn more about our members 


Vibrant and diverse communities that are welcoming, economically prosperous, and food secure.


Our cooperative advances growth and prosperity for our members and their communities through support, programs, advocacy, marketing, and engagement.

What We Do

Looking to start or grow a farmers’ market or a market-based business? Look no further! We work to grow and support our region’s farmers’ market sector. Learn more about what we do and the benefits of being a member of our cooperative 

Our Core Values

Buying Local: Farmers’ markets exist to develop the capacity of communities to support individuals and small enterprises that grow, make, and/or bake goods and products for local consumption. We are transparent and accountable for that focus.

Economic Development & Incubation: We believe in a buy local philosophy and actively work to ensure our cooperative and its members are doing their part to drive and support local economic activity.

Support & Education: We believe that advocacy, sectoral marketing, and storytelling, are foundational to support the advancement of our cause.

Food Access: We believe that access to safe and nourishing food is an inherent right, and we are passionate about overcoming barriers that limit access.

Community: We believe that collaboration, inclusion, representation, cooperation, and accessibility are necessary components of community, and we strive to support them. 

Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia is a founding member of Canadian Farmers’ Markets.