HALIFAX — The Halifax Farmers’ Market is celebrating a big milestone.
This weekend, the market, now known as the Seaport Farmers’ Market will celebrate 265 years in operation, making it the oldest, continuously operating farmers’ market in North America.
It was first established in 1750, just one year following the establishment of Halifax itself.
The market will be celebrating it’s anniversary with activities throughout the weekend. For younger children, there will be bouncy castles and a petting zoo. Live entertainment, unique hand-crafted gifts and lots of local food will also be up for grabs.
“This weekend, we are proud to be celebrating our 265th anniversary with our vendors and our customers,” said Julie Chaisson, executive director of the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market in a news release.
As part of the anniversary celebrations, the Farmers’ Market will be accepting cash donations on behalf of the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre.
For a complete look at the events this weekend at the market, check here: http://www.halifaxfarmersmarket.com/celebrate-265-years/