FAQ: Customers

1. I’ve just moved to Nova Scotia. Are there any farmers’ markets in my community?

There are farmers’ markets all over Nova Scotia, selling fresh local produce, unique crafts and hand prepared foods. To locate your closest authentic farmers’ markets please visit our farmers’ market directory.

2. How can I tell that I am shopping at an authentic farmers’ markets?

At Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia, all of our member markets are certified farmers’ markets. To find a certified farmers’ markets in your area, visit our farmers’ market directory using the Certified Farmers’ Market option. What is a certified farmers’ market? See below:
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3. How can I be sure that the vegetables sold at my local farmers’ market are really local?

Certified farmers’ markets are the #1 location for local, fresh, seasonal produce. To find certified farmers’ markets in your area, visit our farmers’ market directory using the Certified Farmers’ Market option.

The wonderful thing about buying direct from the producer is that you can ask what is local and what isn’t to guarantee a truly local shopping basket!

4. Where can I buy farmers’ market products online?

Some vendors, mainly artisans, are able to make sales online. Please visit your local farmers’ markets and speak with the vendors directly about online purchasing options. You can also purchase Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia merchandise from our online shop.

5. I work on Saturdays; are any farmers’ markets open during the week or on Sundays?

Absolutely! Many of our member markets are open on days other than Saturdays and some are open more than one day a week. To find out which farmers’ markets are closest to you and their days and hours of operation, please visit our farmers’ market directory.

6. Are all of the foods sold at farmers’ markets organic?

Not all of the food sold at farmers’ markets is certified organic, however a wide selection is. Farmers’ markets commonly have a wider selection of higher quality organic products than grocery stores. Please visit your local farmers’ market and ask vendors if their products are certified organic (they will have a certificate if they are) or call to ask the farmers’ market manager about the availability of organic products at your local market.

7. I’m looking for Halal/Kosher/Organic/Gluten-free products? Can I find them at Nova Scotia farmers’ markets?

Yes you can! Contact your local farmers’ market for more information or ask vendors directly. They joy of shopping at farmers’ markets is being able to communicate with the people who produce your food.