Farmers’ Market News

The Rug Lady and Smile Tree Halifax rock the market and online


Stephanie Janssen is back at the Halifax Farmers’ Market (1496 Lower Water Street) in the main courtyard beside Walter and Leona Penner from 7am to 1pm on Saturdays. The Rug Lady, as she is known---and was at the market for 12 years but spent three away working with US clients---offers cleaning and restoration to hand hooked rugs, Persian rugs and other textiles. People are welcome to bring their damaged hooked and Persian rugs to the market for evaluation, to visit her online at or call her at 466-5987.

And Smile Tree Halifax, another former Farmers’ Market regular, has recently launched their online store Andrew and Benjamin Roberts and Genna Woolston developed the idea for their business after having lived in Japan, where people carry their own, personal terrycloth towels around for use in public bathrooms and at work---clearly all having read a lot of Douglas Adams. Smile Tree produces these terrycloth towels, hand-made in Halifax of 100 percent locally sourced, recycled materials. They are available on their website and soon will be back at the market.

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