Masstown Market,just west of Truro at Exit #12 on the Trans Canada Highway, has been a favorite stopping place for travelers since 1969.
We’ve been several times, and decided to take a drive up that way Easter Sunday.
The parking lot was packed-even more so than usual. While the garden centre was not yet open, but as usual there was plenty of gawking to be done. Gift shop, local wines, beer and cider, produce section, deli, bakery and restaurant.
as well as a grocery section.
The chowder..well, I won’t say it’s the best in Nova Scotia, because we have many restaurants where the chowder is outstanding- but it’s very,very good.
The deli is stock with delicious salads and soups- I think a tasting station would be a good thing to help me make up my mind.
As with most farm market type establishments, it pays to know your prices. It’s good, local produce so it’s worth a bit more, I suppose. I was happy to buy 50 lbs (yes 50 lbs ) of # 2 potatoes for under $10 and a sweet potato-$.99 a lb.
Worth a visit? Definitely.
Washroom this visit-B
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One thing I LOVE about Masstown Market are the doggie kennels. It’s great that your pooch can be comfortable and out of the hot sun while you browse and grab lunch.
Masstown Market won 2012 Arnold Rands Heritage Award
Masstown Market was awarded the Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor in 2016
To allow for this year’s continued growth and exciting transition at Masstown Market, the Captain Cob’s Corn Maze & Fun Farm will be replaced in 2017 with a schedule of family fun events, a community garden, walking trails, and a larger than before corn crop planted and donated to Harvest for Hunger NS.
The Lighthouse is open all year round with fresh seafood and it’s shouldered by the Fish & Chip Boat,rumored to have great fish and chips and seafood pie.I wouldn’t know, because every time I’m there the the line up means at least a half hour wait. Hey, I never said I was patient.
Summer : Daily 8 am to 9 pmFall and Winter: Daily 9 am to 9 pm
Restaurant: Daily 8 am to 9 pm
Open at noon on Good Friday, Open regular hours on Easter Sunday and Monday.
Closing at 5 PM on Halloween, Oct. 31st.
Open at noon on Nov. 11th.
Close 5 PM on Dec. 24th and reopen Dec. 28th at 9AM (we are closed Dec. 25, 26 and 27th). Close Dec. 31st at 5PM and reopen Jan. 3rd at 9 AM. (closed Jan 1 and 2nd)
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Masstown Market has a satellite location at Five islands
Address: 10622 Nova Scotia Trunk 2, Debert, NS B0M 1G0
Phone (902) 662-2816
Exit #12 off the Trans Canada Highway