Halifax will have a new farmers market starting this week.
The outdoor market featuring food from locals for locals will run each Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m and at the Victoria General site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre.
“What hospitals and health care workers are seeing is rapidly escalating costs that are traced back to poor nutrition,” said Don Black, coordinator for Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia Cooperative.
Black said the market boasts a prime location since it’s close to Dalhousie and Saint Mary’s universities, as well as patients and staff at the hospital.
It will offer locally produced goods from organic vegetables to seafood and a French bakery, Black said.
“Nutritional value is affected in time between field and fork.”
The seasonal market will close in October, and will be re-opening next year, according to Black.