farmers market returns

Friday may 5, 2017



Please CLICK HERE for the 2017 Market Vendor Application


Rooted in the county's history, culture, & local bounty.

Our mission is to improve community access to healthy, local food and promote economic development rooted in the county’s history, culture, and local bounty. We will improve the livelihood of local food producers and entrepreneurs, and encourage development of new food-related businesses and jobs.

The Canal Market District isn’t just about finding fresh, local produce. It’s about building relationships with the people that make up this community.

As our city prepares to restore the south side, we want to solidify our commitment to revitalization by providing a space that encourages everyone to learn and grow together. Several urban renewal projects in the downtown area are contributing to a pivotal time in our history. With the help of local leaders, fellow citizens and the city of Newark, we have been working to improve the quality of life in our community. Bringing healthy, affordable, and locally produced food to our community is central to this revitalization and the economic development of Newark and Licking County as a whole.

We are picking up where the Ohio Canal left off. The Canal Market District has reclaimed this space in the same spirit of our ancestors: bringing people together to share local food and crafts. The Canal Market is proud to add our value to the culture of Newark.

What we do

Twice-weekly farmers market

Monthly craft market

Special Events

More....coming soon



36 East Canal St
Newark, Ohio 43055


53 South 2nd St
Newark, Ohio

Farmers Market Hours

4-7 PM Tuesday & Friday    Fridays: May - October Tuesdays: May - September

Art & Craft Market Hours

10 AM-3 PM Select Weekends  May 13th
June 3rd
July 22nd
August 5th
September 9th
October 1st (Sunday)

Christmas Market

    November 24th

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Our Partners




Art and craft market vendors



We feature local musicians each week at our farmers market and once a month at our craft markets. If you are interested in performing at the Canal Market District, please contact our Live Music Coordinator, Randy Williams. You can also view our music schedule here.


We feature local musicians each week at our farmers market and once a month at our Second Saturday craft markets. If you are interested in performing at the Canal Market District, please contact our Live Music Coordinator, Randy Williams. You can also view our music schedule here.


There are many different ways that volunteers can get involved with the Canal Market District! We are always in need of help, from staffing our markets to helping with special projects. If you are interested in volunteering but don't see your interest/skill-set represented here, please email us at 

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Are you able to lift 25 pounds? *
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When are you available, generally?


Food Assistance Programs



Ohio Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program

Our Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program is organized through LifeCare Alliance. These programs assist older adults (age 60+) or medically challenged residents through Meals-on-Wheels, the Columbus Cancer Clinic, Project OpenHand-Columbus, Visiting Nurses, Senior Dining Centers, Senior Wellness Centers, Help-at-Home, Groceries-to-Go Pantry, IMPACT Safety and Senior PetCare. The overarching goal of the agency is to assist clients in remaining independent and in the comfort of their own homes or the community with dignity, where they want to be.

Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP)

WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC helps income eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women, women who recently had a baby, infants, and children up to five years of age who are at health risk due to inadequate nutrition. The WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is a dual purpose program which benefits both WIC participants and farmers. In the program, WIC participants are given five $3 coupons with which to purchase authorized fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs from authorized farmers at farmers’ markets and farm stands.  

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

SNAP (also known as EBT) offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net. The Food and Nutrition Service works with State agencies, nutrition educators, and neighborhood and faith-based organizations to ensure that those eligible for nutrition assistance can make informed decisions about applying for the program and can access benefits.