Halifax Farmers’ Market celebrates 265 years in operation

The Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market is celebrating being in operation for 265 years. Natasha Pace/Global News

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.

Customers shop for local goods at the market. Natasha Pace/Global News

It was first established in 1750, just one year following the establishment of Halifax itself.

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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.

A petting zoo is part of the anniversary celebrations at the market. Natasha Pace/Global News

“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.

A four month old baby goat is one of the animals at the petting zoo this weekend. Natasha Pace/Global News

As part of the anniversary celebrations, the Farmers’ Market will be accepting cash donations on behalf of the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre.

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There are lots of activities for children to do this weekend at the market. Natasha Pace/Global News

For a complete look at the events this weekend at the market, check here:

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