Saturday, 28 April 2012

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Easter Sunday 2012

Easter Sunday 2012, our 2nd Annual Hunt! All was prepared. The stairs were beautiful!
Bunnies were hidden everywhere, waiting to be found.
Children arrived and started hunting for eggs and clues.
Yummy food was abundant!
Face painting was serious business!
Crowds were entertained!
Illusions Gymnastics!
A curious spectator.
Atlantique Cirque
It was a great day and we thank you for attending:)

Friday, 30 March 2012

2nd Annual Easter Hunt at the Market!

Join us for our
2nd Annual Easter Hunt at the
Halifax Seaport Farmer's Market!

SUNDAY, APRIL 8th 8am until - 4pm
FUN for the entire family! Hippity Hop!

Tickets are $5.00

Basket of goodies donated by the vendors of the Halifax Seaport Farmer's Market

Easter Hunt 11-1 pm
Register for the Bunny Hunt at the South door. Solve the clues and find the bunnies. Chances are you might even find some Easter Eggs along the trail. Don't forget to bring your basket! Fun for the whole family.(FREE bunny face paint for those who have registered in the scavenger hunt)

!!!!!! Find Easter Eggs as you hunt for the Bunny Clues!!!!!!
Events will be happening all day.... and more will be added as they are confirmed.

Wear your Easter Bonnet and get an extra chance at the door prize!




All Day - Easter Crafts, Face Painting, and Buskers


10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Puppet Show - "The Magic Castle Egg"

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Easter Hunt Games

12:30 Atlantique Cirque

1:00 Puppet Show - "The Magic Castle Egg" ( on the Mezzanine)

1:00 Illusions Rhythmic Gymnastics Performances

1:30 Atlantique Cirque

2:00 Illusions Rhythmic Gymnastics Performances

2:30 Atlantique Cirque

3:00 Illusions Rhythmic Gymnastics Performances

2:00 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:00 PM, 3:30 PM
Puppet Performance Workshops on the Mezzanine

Toddler play area on the mezzanine

FACE PAINTING (free bunny face for those entered in the scavenger hunt)

EASTER CRAFT TABLE~ Fun for everyone. Make a bonnet!

Yummy FOOD and DRINKS and CRAFT and ART for sale as always....Link


Great view of the water as always..... maybe you will see some seals! Always something interesting to watch on the harbour.

~Bunnies supplied by the Monkey Show~

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Chinese New Year Festival at the market!

The Chinese New Year celebration at the market started auspiciously with a beautiful golden sunrise. One our vendors, Edi Orenstein had put together a beautiful shrine to appease the Dragon who was arriving midday and to secure prosperity for the market and all it's vendors!
The Chinese Society of Nova Scotia and their impressive Dragon, wowed the crowds as the wound their way throughout the market amid much cymbol clashing and thrumming of drums!
Bobbing and weaving, high above everybody's heads, it was an exciting sight!
Here are Margaret and Cali with their Chinese Lanterns! We had a very active craft table full of creative lantern makers.

Jian Luo played the erhu, an ancient Chinese one stringed instrument. He has been playing for forty years! Looking very serious here concentrating on his music.
The Taoist Tai Chi group arrived and gave us an interesting demonstration.
Their concentration and flowing movements were mesmerizing.
Balcony Tai Chi!
Lucky money and free fortune cookies were handed out to all. May the year of the Dragon be good to you! Many thanks to all that participated and helped make it a fun and successful event!

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Chinese New Year at the Market!

Help us ring in the Year of the DRAGON!
A year of prosperity, health and happiness!

Sunday January 29th Free!
We are celebrating CHINESE NEW YEAR at the Halifax Seaport Farmer's Market. 10 am until 4 pm.

The new year, which traditionally lasts for 15 days, is the longest and most important of the Chinese holidays. The festival begins on the first day of the first month within the Chinese calendar, January 23 and it ends on the date of the full moon Feb 6.
12:00 -1:00 We will have our own DRAGON! Spreading good luck and prosperity. Come and watch the DRAGON DANCE through the market. Sponsored by the Chinese Society of Nova Scotia!

2:00 -2:30 Watch the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada, Atlantic Region demonstrate Tai Chi!

Get a free LUCKY red money packet to bring you prosperity for the year* (only 100 available)


Make Chinese Lanterns and Fans

Tangerine cupcakes from Little Red Kitsch'n

Authentic Chinese Food from Biscuit Lips and Cheelin Express!
*Chinese Cultural table*

Meet the Dragon!

Live Music

Lots of food and craft stands

Noodles are considered a lucky food, giving us longevity! Norbert's Good Food will be serving up Chicken NOODLE Soup. Little Red Kitsch'n has some frozen Miso Udon NOODLE soup you can take home.

Whole Fish. The Chinese word for fish sounds like the word for abundance. It’s important that the fish is served with the head and tail intact, “to ensure a good start and finish and to avoid bad luck throughout the year.” Pick one up from The Fish Shop!

Dumplings look like the ancient, ingot-shaped Chinese currency, eating them is said to bring prosperity. Pick some up when you are here!
BAMBOO is considered lucky all year long. Pick some up at Sea Bloom.

Wear red and join in the festivities!!!
Enjoy prosperity, longevity, and happiness in the coming year
新年快樂 新年快樂 新年快樂 新年快樂 新年快樂

photos: S. Duffett

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Fragrant Curried Rice with Kale and Chickpeas

Winter comfort food! You can double this for a potluck, delicious! is FAT FREE!

Fragrant Curried Sweet Rice with Kale & Chickpeas

1.5 cups brown rice (or use a mixture of wild, red and brown or white)
3-4 cups of veggie broth plus extra for sauteeing ( you can use a boxed broth for ease)
2.5 Tbsp of mild curry powder
1 T onion powder
1.5 tsp chili powder
1.5 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp smoked paprika ( use regular if that's what you have)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 large onion, diced
1 cup carrots, diced ( about 4) (or green beans, sweet potato, squash or combo)
3/4 cup shredded,chopped kale (cut out the spine)
1/2 cup pitted dates, chopped finely (you could use raisins)
! 15-ounce can of garbanzo beans/chickpeas drained (I used Eden brand, no BPA)
Juice of 1/2 lemon ( you could add orange too)
salt to taste
hot sauce to taste
1. Put the rice and all spices into a large pot with the broth and cook according to the directions for the rice.( Usually simmer for about 25-35 minutes)
2. Chop onion, carrot and kale and dates.
3. In a skillet, coat the bottom with veggie broth and heat. When starting to simmer, add the onion and cook for about 5 minutes, add the carrots (and any other veggie you want to add) and cook for another 5 minutes or so. Add extra broth to keep from sticking. You can turn it down a bit and then add the dates and kale.
4. When the rice is cooked, stir in the drained chickpeas, onion/carrot/kale mixture and lemon (+orange) juice.
5. Taste and adjust seasoning. salt and pepper and hot sauce etc.

Really tasty! This is one of those dishes that is easy to modify!
photos: S Duffett

Friday, 30 December 2011

12 Terrific Resolutions for 2012!

1. Take your bicycle out of the shed. Use it more this year. If you don't have a bicycle, how about popping by I HeartBikes on the waterfront and renting one for an afternoon or take a drive out to Tantallon, visit the Bike and Bean, rent a bicycle and hit the the rails to trails track along the South Shore.

2. Eat your greens! All kinds... and while you are at it, eat yellow and orange and red and blue! The more colourful your diet the healthier you will be!

Have vegetables with a homemade low-fat dip for a snack.
Add extra veggies to casseroles, stews and soups.
Keep a bowl of apples, bananas and/or oranges on the table.
Have a side salad with a variety of leafy greens every day.
Bake with raisin, date or prune puree to reduce fat and increase fiber.
Add lettuce, onions, peppers, cukes and/or tomatoes to sandwiches.
Order veggie toppings on your pizza.
Enjoy fruit smoothies for breakfast or snacks.
Pack fresh or dried fruits for quick snacks.
Keep cleaned fruits and vegetables in the refrigerator, ready for action.

3. Buy LOCAL! Purchase seasonal and local fruits and vegetables. Keep your money in your own community! As tempting as it might be to have strawberries in January, they have been imported halfway around the world at great environmental cost. Reasearch what is naturally grown in this area and you'll also rediscover the pleasure of meals changing with the seasons! Talk to your farmers at the market.

4. Spend more time outside! So many reasons to do so! Enjoy fresh air, local parks and gardens. Come visit our rooftop and soak up some harbour views. Your soul will thank you!

5. Stop sitting so much!!!! Scary new data!

6. Don't forget the little things. Switch your light bulbs, look for products made from recycled materials, buy energy efficient electronics and appliances, go paperless, conserve heat and water ( lower your thermostat and put on a sweater, turn off the tap when brushing your teeth)

5. If you are a meat eater, purchase happy meat. Animals that are free range, grass fed and antibiotic free. Better for them, better for you.

6. Get more Omega 3 into your diet! So many reasons why. Salmon is an excellent choice and flax seed too.

7. Stop stressing and start breathing! Breathe deeply for five minutes a day. To do it, stand or sit in quietly, close your eyes, and simply notice your breath, without attempting to modify it. Then try this:
Breathing through your nose,take a deep breath,as low into the belly as you can, pause,then exhale fully, pausing again. Make each inhale and exhale last for five counts. Do it five times. Eventually, work up to 10, 20, or even 30 breaths. Feel better?

8. Stay in touch with friends and family! Reconnect. They keep us grounded. Why not make plans to meet at the market? Have a bite to eat and catch up. xoxox

9. Take care of your teeth!
Your body will thank you. Good for more than just a pretty smile.

10. Volunteer!
Somewhere, there is an organization or person that needs YOUR help!

11. Learn something new. How to program the remote control, raise chickens, plant an herb garden, play harmonica! it is up to you:) You can start here.

12. Stop.... and.... smell.... the.... salty air! Life goes by altogether too quicky! Before we know it it will be time for 2013 thoughts. Have a happy, healthy, peaceful and prosperous year!

Photos: Shelagh Duffett