The place: Wolfville, Nova Scotia
The Treasure: Wolfville Farmers Market
On Saturday we got a chance to go to the Wolfville Farmers Market. Well, ok more like we heard it was Seedy Saturday there and we booked our Saturday around going. Seedy Saturday is a fantastic idea and we really enjoy the Wolfville market.
Wolfville Farmers’ Market has been around for about 20 years now and grown from a seasonal outdoor venue to a year round market operating out of the DeWolfe building.
The market this saturday was PACKED, which is always great news of course – more so considering there’s a limited amount of produce this time of year. Oh but soon, very soon… sorry, sidetracked!
We saw a few familiar faces, such as Hope Seed, Annapolis Valley Heritage Seed, Maritime Beeswax and an old friend, Lance, from Wild Mountain Farm. There was also a kid’s area, face painting, and live music by Norma MacDonald.
Wolfville Farmers Market has live music pretty much every week – a great way to showcase local music and for local musicians to get experience being in front of a crowd.
One of the things we really like about the Wolfville market is the way it flows. Even when it was very crowded like on Seedy Saturday it was easy to move from vendor to vendor. The aisleways are wide and the vendors are well placed and visible.
Now the thing is with it being shoulder to shoulder in there I only really got one picture, of the outside sign:
Wolfville itself is a fantastic town and has a very warm but vibrant feel to it. A mix of older population and younger students gives the town a fun dynamic and that’s reflected in the market. There’s a real feel of tradition but at the same time a lot of new ideas and products.
Next trip to the Wolfville Farmers Market we’ll concentrate more on specific vendors but hopefully this little review has piqued your interest – check out the market soon!
Here is the current weather and a map to help you plan your trip:
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