The Charlottetown Farmers Market is a must for visitors to Prince Edward Island’s capital city. With a panoply of foods, crafts, beverages and all things organic, homemade and good no visitor will fail to find something wholesome, delicious or aesthetically pleasing suitable to his or her taste.
The market is open every Saturday year-round and on Wednesdays seasonally. Housed in a forest green building on Belvedere Street, it is centrally located and provides the perfect opportunity for locals and visitors to encounter artisans and farmers, bakers, coffee roasters, fishers and butchers. Here, you’ll find downhome goods as well as ethnic specialties from around the world.
Prince Edward Island is noted for its friendly down to earth residents…and those from out-of-province will have the perfect opportunity to meet the island’s citizens at the Charlottetown Market. Not just a chance to sample the island’s crafts, foods and beverages, the market offers the perfect opportunity to mix and meld with new and interesting people.
Products: Produce, Cut Flowers, Meat, Fish, Cheeses, Juice Bar, Gourmet Roasted Fresh Coffee, Specialty Teas, Artisan Breads, Baked Goods
Year-round: Sat 9am-2pm.
June-Oct: Wed & Sat 9am-2pm
Phone: (902) 626-3373
Address: 100 Belvedere Avenue, Charlottetow
Visit their website: Charlottetown Farmers Market
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Guest Author Bio
George Burden is a family physician in Elmsdale, Nova Scotia, a graduate of Dalhousie University Medical School, class of ’78. He is a freelance journalist who writes extensively for the national medical newspaper, The Medical Post, and served on their medical advisory board for over a decade. Dr. Burden has served in the past as a Regional Director of the Canadian chapter of the Explorers Club and was recently designated a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. He is a past recipient of the Governor General’s Medal.
Publications to date have included topics such as studying aviation medicine from the perspective of a CF-18 pilot during an aerial combat exercise, descending in both a Canadian naval SDL deep sea submersible as well as time aboard the Victoria class submarine, HMCS Windsor. Dr. Burden has also traveled to and written on all seven continents including the Antarctic, West Africa and Southeast Asia.
He has published articles on diseases depicted in ancient Egyptian art at the Cairo Museum and has done an analysis of the Edwin Smith Papyrus from a modern medical perspective. Medical history is also an interest of Dr Burden and he has co-authored a book on this subject entitled Amazing Medical Stories, published by Goose Lane Editions/University of Toronto Press.
Dr. Burden presently resides in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. He won 3 awards at the 2010 North American Travel Journalism Awards.
Read George Burden’s full bio and over 180 articles by him at Life As A Human.