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Celebrate National Farmers Market Week!

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National Farmers Market Week starts this Sunday, August 5th! We're kicking off the week in Licking County at the Hartford Fair this Sunday evening at 5:45 pm. Meet us at the Grandstand for a special proclamation of Farmers Market Week, then hang out for the truck and tractor pull starting at 6 pm!

  Market staff from Granville, Pataskala, and Canal Market District.

Market staff from Granville, Pataskala, and Canal Market District.

Farmers Market Week Activities

Visit this link to see activities at all Licking County markets this week! 

  • Visit our markets and tell us why you love your market to enter the drawing for a basket of farmers market goodies! 
  • Pick up a coloring contest sheet or download one here for your kids! Return it by the end of the Farmers Market Week to enter
  • Take a photo in our #LoveMyMarket frame! (Thanks to our friends at the Health Department for their craftiness!)

Sunday, 8/5
5:45 pm, Proclamation of Licking County Farmers Market Week - Hartford Fair Grandstand

Tuesday, 8/7
4 to 7 pm, Tuesday Farmers Market - Canal Market District
4:45 pm, Chicken Keeping Workshop - Main Pavilion at Canal Market District
Thank you to Cherokee Valley Bison Ranch for leading this workshop!

Friday, 8/10
4 to 7 pm, Tuesday Farmers Market - Canal Market District
4:45 pm, Sauerkraut Making Workshop - Main Pavilion at Canal Market District
Thank you to Josephine's Lot for leading this workshop!

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Why Support Farmers Markets?

Farmers Markets Keep Farmers in the Field. 

In 2015, direct to consumer revenue at farmers markets totaled $711 million! Studies have shown that all farms, regardless of scale, are significantly more likely to survive if they have local food sales as a part of their marketing portfolio.

Farmers and ranchers receive only 15 cents of every food dollar that consumers spend at traditional food outlets. At a farmers market, 100% of your food dollar goes to your local farmer.

Studies have shown that all farms, regardless of scale, are significantly more likely to survive if they have local food sales as a part of their marketing portfolio.

In Season Now

August is a fantastic month to be a farmers market shopper! Many of your favorite fruits and veggies are in season, and several of our protein farmers (meat and eggs) have recently restocked. Here's what's available now:

  • Peaches, blueberries, and strawberries! 
  • Green beans
  • Cabbage
  • Kale
  • Tomatoes of all kinds
  • Eggplant
  • Lima beans
  • Chicken, pork, eggs, and beef
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September Craft Market Coming Soon!

Stop in for the first of two fall art and craft markets at Canal Market District in Downtown Newark! Live music from 11 to 1 by Sawmill Ridge and food by Rosemary's food truck - scratch made comfort food. We will also have a free kids' craft activity from 11 to 1. Our full vendor list is available

 

Overdose Awareness Day Rally - August 30th, 4 - 7 pm

Volunteers in the community will use the Canal Market District for the 4th Annual International Overdose Awareness Day event here in Newark. Learn more and RSVP to the event here.