The Cape Breton Farmers' Market (CBFM) aims to facilitate economic growth and sustainability for local food and craft producers encouraging more people to live, work and grow in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. The CBFM is a not-for-profit co-operative that has been in operation for almost thirty years.
Evolving from an outdoor seasonal market to Nova Scotia's only year-round indoor farmers' market outside of Halifax. We attract more than a thousand visitors weekly from all over the island. The CBFM is the largest market of its kind servicing producers and customers in Cape Breton. We are home to approximately 50 full-time vendors and many more casual and seasonal vendors. Our market hosts meat, egg and produce farmers, food and beverage producers, cooks, bakers, herbalists, apiarists, jewelers, wood-workers, and various other artisans and crafters.
CBFM promotes, supports, and enhances the development of the local food and artisan industry, while promoting sustainability, healthy eating, and community.
We offer space for charitable organizations, nonprofits and other agencies. We also provide space for anyone wanting to put on demonstrations or classes for children, youth or adults. Local fundraising and events are a big part of how we connect to the community.
Your market isn't just a venue showcasing the best in local wares, it's a starting point for small business. Many entrepreneurs have opened brick and mortar locations throughout Cape Breton after beginning with a low-cost table right here!
We understand going forward after our big move to our new location; we are going to need the support of our community. Therefore, a number of fundraising programs are being established to help us complete our renovations and sustain a vibrant downtown farmers' market.
Our "Buy a Block Campaign" will be an on-going program, which will give everyone a chance to leave a legacy on our wall. Blocks displaying the name of the contributor will be permanently attached to a wall at our market. This wall will become a focal point at the market where visitors will be able to appreciate those who contributed in making a difference.
Each block is hand crafted from wood and beautifully pre-painted. Each block comes with a metal plaque engraved by a local company, Colbourne’s Sports and Trophies, Sydney, NS.
Blocks are available in three sizes as follows:
4 inches by 4 inches - 1 line of text - Price $25
5 inches by 5 inches - 2 lines of text - Price $50
7 inches by 7 inches - 3 lines of text - Price $100
** Please note: The phrase 'In Memory Of' or 'In Honor Of' may be used as part of a line. We welcome businesses, schools and professional organizations. However, logos, slogans and taglines cannot be engraved on the plaque.
Why not 'Buy a Block' in memory of a loved one; to honor someone or to mark a special occasion.
Blocks may be purchased at the market or via email with an eTransfer.
Thank You for Helping Us Grow for You!
Do you have questions or comments? Send us a message, and we will get back to you soon!
15 Falmouth Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 5C7, Canada
Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.