Our Story

The Halifax Brewery Market Cooperative is a not-for-profit, member-run cooperative that organizes a weekly Saturday market on Lower Water Street in Halifax.

 

Farmers market operations began on this site in 1983 and a determined group of vendors formed our cooperative in 2010.

Our mandate is to support and promote small-scale, local food producers and artisans, and to be a positive force in the growth and sustainability of our local economy.

The market strives to be a welcoming community space where people can come together to socialize and relax. While supporting and nourishing a sustainable local food system and economy, the market is a place for gathering and building community.

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Our Team

ANDREA RITCHIE  (She/her)
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Andrea has joined the Market from a background that includes producing and costume design in theatre including work with The Irondale Ensemble Project, Ship’s Company Theatre, One Light Theatre, Hear Here Productions, Good Company Theatre and Theatre New Brunswick and working as an administrator and organizer with not-for-profit arts organizations including AFCOOP, The Halifax Jazz Festival, suddenlyLISTEN Music and Word On The Street.

 

Currently. In addition to her work at The Market, she is also currently the co-ordinator of a province wide artists in the schools program of Visual Arts Nova Scotia (PAINTS).

RACHAEL DELANO  (She/her)

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

rachael@halifaxbrewerymarket.com

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Rachael has been an avid market supporter since the music of our buskers first drew her into the building six years ago. Rachael works as a contemporary voice coach, choir director, and is the program administrator of a local arts organization. Rachael brings her passions for art, music, and sustainability to the market’s convivial atmosphere!

Rachael is responsible for creating lasting community engagement opportunities such as ongoing programs at the market including the Volunteer Outreach Program, hosting unique markets, events, panels, gatherings and other ongoing community partnerships.

CATH MORLEY  (She/her)

NEIGHBOURHOOD GOODS GENERAL STORE MANAGER

cath@halifaxbrewerymarket.com

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Cath has a keen interest in sustainable food systems that stems from working alongside her inspiring older sister who operates an ecologically responsible market garden. Beyond food systems, Cath is interested in exploring best practices for increasing and improving social and ecological resilience in our communities and beyond. She is very happy to be back home on the east coast after having lived in beautiful British Columbia for the past few years.

Cath is responsible for all aspects of managing our online and in-person shopping experience, store inventory and ordering, vendor communications and recruitment and more!  ​

ANGELA MUISE  (She/her)

EVENTS & BOOKINGS COORDINATOR

angela@halifaxbrewerymarket.com

Angela has been promoting our province, our food, our makers and our music to friends, family and clients through the lens of local tourism and hospitality for a decade+. A longtime CSA member and market goer, avid canner and novice forager, she is excited to be working with the market to create new partnerships and connections with our neighbours and supporters.

Angela is responsible for booking and managing events & rentals including kitchen and courtyard bookings, as well as creating and affirming long lasting relationships with our neighbours in the Downtown Halifax community and beyond. ​

Want to work with the market? We're always looking for qualified, inspired folks to join our team.

Get in touch!

Cooperative Board