Fogarty's Garden Center Halifax

Fogarty’s is a family run garden center and farmers’ market that grows local fruit & vegetables, located in Kingswood, Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia and the first mobile market on a solar powered bus.

Halifax Garden Centre & Farmers’ Market

Ultra Local   Organic Practices   Holistic Approach

Fogarty’s is an edible garden center and farmer’s market in Halifax.

Edible Garden Centre from May to Mid-June. Farmers’ Market from July to November.

Operating from a solar powered bus turned mobile garden centre/farmers market on wheels, the first of its kind in Canada and likely all of North America, stocked from our urban vegetable and fruit farm in Hammonds Plain NS. Fogarty’s focus is on providing affordable, high quality, ultra-local fresh food, grown sustainably through organic practices and holistic approach.

Our farm, our bus, and our business are unique and bring a disruptive approach to providing affordable, high-quality, organically grown and ultra local garden products, fruits and vegetables and showcasing solutions to sustainable farming and food security.

Fogartys farmers market halifax displays lettuce potatoes and other vegetables

Great farm, the best produce, delicious and chemical free. grow local, support local. we need more of these farms. pat and family are knocking this one out of the park. see you in the spring. – Kevin Dunphy

What a treat to visit Shirley the bus and get some plants I’ve been missing for my garden. Fantastic selection, lovely service, so convenient. Highly recommend!! – Annette Samson

Local produce in fogartys mobile garden center

Edible Garden Center

May-Mid June

Wednesday 9:30-5:30pm
Thursday 9:30-5:30pm
Friday 9:30-5:30pm
Saturday 9:30-6pm

Cornerstone Wesleyan Church Parking Lot
1215 Hammonds Plains Rd. Nova Scotia

local farm market set up out of fogartys solar powered mobile garden center

Mobile Farmers Market

July-November

Thursday 10am-4pm
Friday 10am-4pm
Saturday 10am-4pm

Cornerstone Wesleyan Church Parking Lot
1215 Hammonds Plains Rd. Nova Scotia

What we grow

All of our food is grown in a sustainable manner, using organic practices on our urban farm near Halifax NS and served to our customers from our bus turned mobile garden center and farmers market.

Beans
Beets
Cabbage
Carrots
Cucumbers

Herbs
Garlic
Kale
Kolrabi
Leeks

Onions
Peppers (hot and sweet)
Radish
Snap Peas

Swiss chard
Tomatoes
Turnips
Zucchini

Apples
Blackberries
Blueberries
Cherries
Gooseberries
Peaches

Pears
Plums (European and Japanese)
Raspberries
Rhubarb
Strawberries

baskets of vegetables from Fogartys market garden in halifax ns
forgartys fresh grown produce from their urban farm in halifax
Freshly grown vegetables sourced from fogartys urban farm in halifax
box of fogartys locally grown produce from their organic farm in halifax
3 tomatoes grown on fogartys local farm in halifax

Our Bus Shirley

Shirley is our solar charged garden centre & farmers market on wheels.

In January 2021, Fogarty’s purchased a 2015 Ford E450 MicroBird bus, over the course of 3 short months Pat went to work to transform said bus into a solar charged retail store on
wheels!

Fogartys solar powered mobile garden center
some of the local produce and vegetables seeds being grown on fogartys farm
bundles of blueberries hand picked and grown from fogartys farm

Our Farm

We purchased our rocky 5.5 acre property (certainly not farmland!) in 2012 and over the following 9 years Pat has shaped the land into what it is now, a productive ecologically focused farm, with a permaculture orchard of 85 fruit trees, countless berry producing plants, 2 vegetable plots with over 10,000 square feet of growing beds and 3000 square feet of greenhouse space.

some local vegetable seed being grown on fogartys organic farm
Fresh zucchini sourced from fogartys urban farm market

Our Family

Fogarty’s is a family run urban vegetable farm located in Kingswood, Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia. Fogarty’s is run by Pat Fogarty (owner operator), beautiful wife Fressia and two children Lucas and Layla.

Picture of Pat Fogarty owner of fogartys urban garden center with his wife and two children

In the Media

CBC NEWS: Mobile market garden sprouts up in Halifax-area community
CBC NEWS: Mobile market garden sprouts up in Halifax-area community

Article Source: CBC News - https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/pat-fogartys-mobile-farmers-market-hammonds-plains-1.6041122 A farmer from Hammonds Plains, N.S., has a unique location for his new plant and produce market — the customer's driveway. Pat Fogarty of...

Halifax wants to shut down market garden before it can sprout
Halifax wants to shut down market garden before it can sprout

'To not allow people to do this is, in my opinion, absurd,' says property owner Article Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/halifax-wants-to-shut-down-market-garden-1.5695532 Pam Berman · CBC News · Posted: Aug 24, 2020 6:00 AM AT | Last Updated: August...