Farmers’ Markets Video

It seems all anyone was talking about for a few days last week was an episode of Land and Sea on the CBC about the Charlottetown Farmer’s Market. It’s a very good piece that accurately captures the essence of why and how we have such a great market here (besides teaching me a few things I didn’t know).

Halifax, on the other hand, currently has a dreadfully claustrophobic farmers’ market shoehorned into a collection of old buildings downtown. But they will soon have a brand new market at Pier 20 right on the waterfront — the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market, and in this video the designer explains its main features.


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Jeff English on March 17, 2008 - 18:05 Permalink

As a past customer at both the Fredericton and Ch’town Markets. The Freddy Beach Market blows the Charlottetown Market away. The samosas alone — in Fredericton — would put it on top.

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Andy on March 18, 2008 - 21:32 Permalink

I think that the Boyce Farmer’s Market in Fredericton is much better than Charlottetown (and I’m from Ch’town).

But then again, I think that the Saint John City Market beats Fredericton, Charlottetown, and Halifax hands-down. History, variety, charm — it’s all there….…

Moncton has 2 markets which have strong potential.

As for charm & location-location-location, Saint John and then Fredericton and then possibly Halifax (despite its cramped quarters). Charlottetown’s market lost all its charm when it vacated the CN train station for the “new federal $ Taj Mahal on the Experimental Farm”. Unfortunately for market patrons, it is in a very pedestrian-unfriendly location — wind swept open fields with blas