Wolfville Farmers Market and Fox Hill Farms: A Complete Guide

The Wolfville Farmers Market began in 1992 with just three vendors. It now features over 65 local artisans, chefs, producers, and musicians! The market takes place in a turn of the century apple warehouse.

Wolfville Farmer’s market Nova Scotia is a not for profit co-operative. It feels so local and genuine and has the most wonderful sense of community spirit. When I visited Wolfville Farmers Market I did feel like I had walked onto a film set of exactly what we would like every farmer’s market to look like!

wolfville farmers market logo
Wolfville farmers market logo

One of the key Wolfville Farmers Market vendors is the wonderfully delicious Fox Hill Farms. It is also possible to go and visit Fox Hill Farm – complete guide below!

Another fantastic city in Canada that isn’t too far away is Halifax, Nova Scotia. There are loads of fun things to do in Halifax like visiting the fantastic Halifax Farmers Market and taking Atlantic Canada’s number one tourist attraction the Harbour Hopper Halifax!

Entrance to Wolfville Farmers Market
Entrance to Wolfville Farmers Market

Wolfville Farmers Market Opening Times

Markets are held twice a week. The Wednesday Market runs from 4-7 pm. The Saturday Farmer’s Market runs 930am to 1230pm. Vendors do change – from Wednesdays to Saturdays and through the year – but here are some who were exhibiting when I visited to give you a sense of what to expect.

Colourful local art and craft on sale at the market
Colourful local art and craft on sale at the market
colourful jars of pickled products at Wolfville Farmer's Market
Pickled delights at the market

Sit Down and Eat or Wolfville Farmers Market To Go

East Coast Farms is from nearby Port William and does great gourmet pizza – they have a big oven to the side of the hall. El Gallo provides Mexican.

I sampled some nice homemade sushi at Soonhan sushi. Go Middle Eastern with Syrian Family Food, Indian with Taj Mahal or unrefined with Galah Natural Unrefined Treats.

East Coast Farms Pizza at Wolfville Farmers Market
East Coast Farms Pizza at Wolfville Farmers Market

Don’t miss The Noodle Guy. Visitor head to his main restaurant in Port William from near and far. The market is a great opportunity to try his locally famous fare!

Heidi's Beads n Buns stall
Beads and Buns!

Wine and Booze

The area around Wolfville is well known for its lovely wines. Several of the wineries have stalls at Wolfville Farmers Market so it is a great opportunity to do some sampling! Grand Pre, Planters Ridge, Benjamin Bridge and Lightfoot & Wolfville are all on display.

I highly recommend having a sample of the berry wines at Ironworks Distillery. They also have an award-winning rum – and a great distillery that can be visited in Lunenburg.

While you’re in the area don’t miss the fantastic Wolfville Wineries – read all about them here.

Display of Ironworks Liqueurs
Ironworks Liqueurs ready to taste!

Food to Take Home

On the produce side of things at Wolfville Farmer’s Market you can see Annapolis Seeds, Longspell Point Farm, Olde Furrow Farm, Ragged Robin, teBogt meat and produce and Seed and Scarecrow.

Suprima Farm and its amazingly delicious and fresh apple juice was a favourite for me – make sure to try their wares!

Display of apple cider and apple juice
Fresh Apple Cider and Juice

There are loads of options at Wolfville Farmers Market when it comes to bread and pastries – a French boulangerie Boulangerie La Vendeenne to Deb’s Gluten-Free Baking to Heidi’s Beads and Buns (yes jewellery and sticky buns!).

Don’t miss Big Monkey maple popcorn – maple syrup literally makes everything better! – and Farm Girl Preserves.

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display of apple cider caramels
Apple Cider caramels with local ingredients
multiple breakfast options on display at wolfville farmer's market
Breakfast Choices!

Arts Crafts and Things You Can’t Eat

Brandt’s Bees have some great cream and liquid honey beeswax candles. Seaweed Soap Company sources from Mahones Bay. Carla Dunham Jewellery has handcrafted original pieces you won’t find elsewhere. Sister Lotus combines body care products with belly dancing.

el gallo dips and tortillas
El Gallo dips on display

Entertainment

The market features live music most days that it is open. Check the official website to find out who is playing when.

table with wine bottles ready for tasting
Wines ready to be tasted

Another great Farmer’s Market in Nova Scotia is in Lunenburg – read all about it and more in my post on the Top 16 Things to do in Lunenburg and around Lunenburg.

Visiting Fox Hill Farm

The perfect activity after you have visited Wolfville Farmers Market is to hop in the car and drive over to the nearby Fox Hill Farm. Drive through the cute little town of Port William and less than 15 minutes from the market is Fox Hill Farm.

This cheese house and dairy has been family-owned by six generations. Fox Hill Farm nova scotia are justly proud of their seed to grass to milk to the cheese process!

Foxhill Cheese Entrance Sign
Foxhill Cheese Entrance Sign

There is a good-sized store that is open to the general public on the Farm. As its milk is pasteurised but not homogenised it is only possible to enjoy the delicious produce of Fox Hill Farm in Nova Scotia!

display of baked goods and chocolates at fox hill cheese farm
Yummy baked products at Fox Hill

Once in the store, there will most likely be cheeses available for tasting. These cheeses are made only from Fox Hill’s own herd to ensure the highest quality.

They offer gouda in multiple variants, dill and chives Havarti, cranberry cheddar, cheese curds for poutine, their own version of parmesan called Parmesan and a few imports.

Fox Hill Farms are very well known for their Quark which is a German fresh cheese. It works in all the ways that cream cheese does but is lower in fat.

multiple cheese ready to be tasted
Ready to taste!

There are then natural yogurts and 25 different flavours of gelato. But best of all is the milk. Well, specifically the chocolate milk.

The Fox Hill Farm Chocolate milk is one of the most delicious chocolate items I have ever tasted! Do not leave without trying some!

milk and cheese in fridge at fox hill
Amazing milk and cheese
Fox Hill farm cheeses for sale
Cheeses on display

Fox Hill Farm will do tours for larger groups – contact them through their website.  Fox Hill also has a market and deli at the Coastal Cafe in halifax and often have a stall at the Halifax Farmers Market.

Gazebo at Fox Hill Farm
Gazebo at Fox Hill Farm
Fox Hill Farm Sign
Fox Hill Farm Sign

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Wolfville Farmers Market – How to Get There

Halifax is an international airport and the main airport for Atlantic Canada – and the closest big airport to Wolfville. It contains pre-clearance for US customs which is super helpful.

Flights to Halifax

Next thing is to pick up a hire car – Wolfville is about a one hour drive from Halifax or a one hour drive from the airport. Take Highway 101 from the airport and get off at Exit 10 for Grand Pre/Wolfville/Route 1.

This road becomes the main road within Wolfville. Park the car at your accommodation or in town. Head into town and then turn right down Elm Street (The Library Pub and Merchant Wine Bar are on the corner of the main street and Elm Street).

Solas soft drinks at Wolfville Farmers Market Nova Scotia
Local Soft Drinks!

Walk down about 150m and the market is on your left in an old apple warehouse. The space covers 9000 square feet.

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Main hall wolfville farmers market
In the main hall of the market

Boutique Hotels in Wolfville

The best place to stay in Wolfville is the lovely Blomidon Inn. It has a fantastic location on the main street making it easy to get everywhere. This gorgeous old Inn has 31 different bedrooms and it truly does feel like staying in someone’s lovely home. The restaurant is fantastic as pointed out above.

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Some other nice boutique options are Victoria’s Historic Inn, Tattingstone Inn, and Stella Rose B&B.

Who Paid for What in this Post

My trip to Nova Scotia was hosted by the tourism board. This means they covered the costs of my accommodation, most meals, tours and hire car. I paid for my own flights and bits and pieces. As always, my opinions are my own.

Also, if you click through on the links in this post and make purchases I will make a small commission. Just wanted to make sure you knew!

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apple juice at wolfville farmers market
glass bottles of relishes and preserves
cow sign outside foxhill farm
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The lovely Wolfville Farmers Market is like something out of a movie - delicious & photogenic! And nearby Fox Hill Farm offers foodies a great day out

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