Our Farmers and Suppliers
When the Market first opened in August 1985 we sold a wide selection of produce from our own farm - in particular apples, plums, and pears that came from the third generation fruit orchard located just across the lake from the Market at the Wile family farm. The goal even at that time was to buy from other farmers and offer Nova Scotia grown produce. Now, over the past decade the interest in 'locally' produced food has increased dramatically and people are seeking out relationships with farmers who produce food in the area. We are very thankful for the wide network of farmers and food artisans who supply produce and other prepared items to the Market. For your information, find below a list of our producers. This list does vary from season to season and we update it regularly.
Wanda & Michael Wolters, Conquerall Mills
The Wolters (Rumtopf Farm) are our main suppliers of fabulous greens. The Wolters have been organic farmers for more than 20 years and we have known them since we sold at the Bridgewater Farmer’s Market in the late 1980's. They deliver 2 or 3 times a week and provide mesclun mix, arugula, spinach, basil and parsley.
Valerie & Charlie Jollimore, Laconia
The Jollimore family picks and delivers strawberries to us daily during the strawberry season. As the season continues we get leaf lettuce, spinach, romaine, dill, radishes, beet greens, swiss chard, green onions and tomatoes from them. Valerie also sells at the Farmers' Market in Liverpool every day.
Terra Beata Farms, Lunenburg County
David and Evelyn Ernst established their cranberry farm outside Lunenburg in 1998 and supply the market with cranberry products. Learn more about their products at www.cranberryfarm.ca
Rex Veinot, Parkdale
Rex and his family are well known for their outstanding woodlot and also for their maple syrup and maple candy.
Randy Naugler, Wileville
Randy and Lila are probably best known as Christmas tree growers, however they have been building a blueberry business for a number of years. They provide us with 5 and 10 pound boxes of berries in August from their fields in Lunenburg and Queens counties.
Noggins Corner Farm, Greenwich
The Bishop family are a well known Annapolis Valley farm family. Famous for their “hard to find” apple varieties they are one of our largest suppliers. www.nogginsfarm.ca They are our primary source of apple and apple products.
Halifax Seed Company, Halifax
This is a Nova Scotian company, owned by the Treganno family and based in Halifax .They are our major supplier of vegetable seed and greenhouse supplies. Check them out at www.halifaxseed.ca
Glenn Higbee, New Ross
Glenn is a supplier of high bush blueberry plants. Glenn is an expert grower and provides us with varieties that are particularly well suited to the South Shore.
The Wile family shipped milk to this locally owned dairy cooperative for more than 40 years. Farmers provide high quality milk and dairy products as well as the ice cream sold at the Market. Check them out at www.farmersdairy.ca
Birchleigh Farm, Berwick
Waldo Walsh has been growing apples his whole life. He is one of our primary apple suppliers in the early fall. His Gravensteins, Cortlands, and Honeycrisps are prizes!
Cochrane Family Seeds, Upper Stewiacke
Located in Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, Cochrane Family Seeds provide us with heirloom and organic seeds.
Webber's Food, Lunenburg County
Chris’ sausage and prepared meats are famous throughout Nova Scotia’s South Shore. We use Webber products in our café sandwiches as well as selling packaged items out our refrigerator case.
Rudi’s Hot Sauces, Halifax
We began offering Rudi’s Hot Sauces during our 2019 market season. And have they been a hot hit — particularly the Smoky Jalapeno Bacon flavour. Rudi’s Hot Sauces are made in Nova Scotia and sold throughout the province. Rudi is a regular at the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market.
School House Gluten Free, Martins River
To support our customers seeking gluten-free products, we’re very happy to stock South Shore-based School House Gluten Free breads, muffins, and sweets.
Hardywares Preserves, Necum Teuch
Yes, we make our own jam here at the market, but we were so impressed by the quality and variety of flavours offered by Hardywares Preserves, that we began stocking their products. We now carry a variety of jams and jellies, as well as their pickles, pickled beets, chow, and relish.
Blueberries are synonymous with Nova Scotia, and Van Dyk’s has been a leader in the development of products made out of the Bluenose province’s favourite berry. We sell their blueberry juice, dried blueberries, and sweet, sweet honey.
Yonder Hill Farm, Laconia
Yonder Hill Farm is a family-run seed growing business, producers of genuine heritage organic seeds for your garden. Located in Laconia, Nova Scotia.
Atlantic Mustard Mill, Prince Edward Island
We searched high and low for a local producer of quality craft mustards. We are now stocking these small batch mustards made with love by the folks at Atlantic Mustard Mill. Their Old German mustard goes great with our Webber's sausages!