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 

Vision

Together, our organization and our members are building a cooperative and dynamic farmers’ market sector cultivating successful businesses, vibrant local economies, and healthy communities.

Mission

Our cooperative advances growth and prosperity for our member farmers’ markets and their vendors through training, resources, advocacy, promotion, and community.

What We Do

Looking to start or grow a farmers’ market or a market-based business? Look no further! We work tirelessly to 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: Because FMNS values a “make it, bake it, grow it” policy and a buy local philosophy, we actively work to ensure that our cooperative, our member markets, and our vendors do our part to support local economic activity, create local jobs, and promote import substitution.

Economic Development: Because FMNS values economic development and vibrant communities, we work to promote and strengthen our member farmers’ markets to be leaders and hubs of social and economic activity in their communities.

Incubation: Because FMNS recognizes that our farmers’ markets are business incubators, we track, encourage, and support our member markets to enable their vendors to grow their businesses.

Education: Because FMNS values education and the growth and professionalization of our sector, we offer a variety of in-person trainings, webinars, and online resources so our member markets can continue to succeed.

Cooperation: Because FMNS values community, cooperation, and collaboration, we build and grow a community of practice and support, including hosting in-person and online gatherings and discussion groups for our member managers, support staff, volunteers, and vendors.

Our Farmers’ Markets

Yarmouth Farmers' Community Market

 

Produce stall with colourful signage, selling fruits and vegetables.

Wolfville Farmers' Market

 

A lineup of people outside a red wooden building with solar panels on the roof.

Tatamagouche Farmers' Market

 

A bright green room with vendors' tables and flowers in the foreground

Tantallon Village Farmers' Market

 

People walk through a field filled with pop-up tents.

Spryfield Farmers' Market

 

Two people sit at a welcome booth with colourful flags and wooden signage.

Shelburne Guild Hall Market

 

A lineup of preserves in front of a white wooden building that reads 'Shelburne Guild Hall Farmers' Market'

Ross Ferry Farmers' Market

 

A table of produce sits in front of a house with an oceanview in the background

Prospect Communities Farmers' Market

 

A long table full of paper bags containing market pre-orders for pick-up

Privateer Farmers' Market

 

A table and chalkboard welcome visitors to the market in a grassy, oceanside park

Parrsboro Farmers' Market

 

A vendor sells a rug-hooked mat with lighthouses and ocean

Novalea Farmers' Market

 

A line of pop-up tents covers vendors' tables in an urban parking lot

North Mountain Market

 

People sit and drink coffee at colourful picnic tables while a band performs in the back

New Glasgow Farmers' Market

 

A shopper makes a purchase at a stall selling bread and produce

New Germany Farmers' Market

 

A booth selling pottery sits in a gravel space beside a tree-lined road

New Digby Farmers' & Artisans' Market

 

A person walks along a sidewalk lined with colourful vendors' tents

Musquodoboit Harbour Farmers' Market

 

Two vendors' tents sit in a grassy field in front of an old red train car

Merigomish Schoolhouse Marketplace

 

A red and white checkered tablecloth displaying potted plants and preserves

Mabou Farmers' Market

 

A large room filled with vendors' tables, with a produce stall and its vendor in the foreground

Lunenberg Farmers' Market

 

A vendors' booth with towering piles of vehetables including carrots, beets, and radishes

Louisbourg Market

 

A white and blue sign with a painting of a lighthouse advertises the market in front of a white wooden building

Kentville Farmers' Market

 

Two vendors behind a table sell preserves and baked goods to a customer

Hubbards Farmers' Market

 

A large crowd of people browse tables inside a tall wooden building

Hants County Exhibition Farmers' Market

 

A display of purple and white flowers for sale 

Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market

 

A birs-eye view of a blue picnic table with people eating coffee, fruit, and baked goos with a Halifax Seaport tote bag full of produce

Halifax Brewery Farmers' Market

 

A large, open courtyard with brick walls and string lights

Fairview Clayton Park Farmers' Market

 

A row of white tents in a parking lot with a blue sky and ocean in the background

Chester Farmers' & Artisans' Market

 

vendor booths set up in a grassy field with wildflowers in the foreground 

Cape Breton Farmers' Market

 

A tall-ceiling building with wooden floors/rafters and lots of vendor booths set up 

Bridgewater Farmers' Market

 

Colourful vendor tents set up in a gravel area with forest in the background 

Barrington Farmers' Market

 

A vendor's table set up with preserves, soap, and a red cash box that reads 'support your local farmers'

Avon Community Farmers' Market

 

Looking out from a gazebo onto a field willed with vendors' tents 

Argyle Farmers' & Artisanal Market

 

Inside a large pop-up tent, a vendor sells fresh produce including potatoes and carrots

Antigonish Farmers' Market

 

A long table inside a wooden building covered in produce, baked goods, and packaged products for pre-order pick-up 

Annapolis Royal Farmers' & Traders' Market

 

An assortment of market products, including strawberries, carrots, a bottled beverage and a branded tote bag

Alderney Landing Farmers' Market

A table displaying beeswax and honey products in the foreground, with other vendor tables in the background

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