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.
What we do
Twice-weekly farmers market
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.
36 East Canal St
Newark, Ohio 43055
Farmers' Market Hours
4-7 PM Tuesday & Friday Fridays: May - October Tuesdays: June - September
2019 Art & Craft Market
May 11, 10am-3pm
July 13, noon-6pm
August 10, 10am-4pm
September 14, 10am-3pm
October 12, 10am-23pm
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become a vendor
Do you qualify as a CMD Farmer’s Market Vendor? Read the 2019 Vendor Guidelines to find out!
The application is provided in a fillable PDF format. To save your typed responses, be sure to download a copy of the application to your computer, the save your responses before sending. You can also print a blank copy of the application, complete it by hand, and mail it in. Our initial 2019 lineup has already been set, but we are accepting new applications on a rolling basis. Please note that all applications require a $50 deposit. Applications should be mailed to: Canal Market District Application Processing, 25 East Walnut Street, PO Box 4217, Newark, OH 43058. PDFs can be emailed to email@example.com
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2019 Art & Craft Market
Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Canal Market District Art & Craft Market. Please note that the CMD Art & Craft Market requires that vendors both be located in Ohio and all products must be assembled by the applicant - no kits, commercial molds, or buy/sell merchandise will be accepted. This is a makers market, not a flea market or reselling boutique.
Download the fillable PDF, complete the application, save a copy, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 31, 2019 for priority consideration. The Art & Craft Market will take place on the following days and times:
Saturday, May 11th - Mother’s Day Market, 10am-3pm (held in conjunction with the Newark Food Truck Festival) ALL VENDOR SPOTS SOLD OUT!
Saturday, July 13th - USA (Uniformed Services Appreciation Day) Market, noon-6pm (held in conjunction with USA Day)
Saturday, August 10th - Dog Days of Summer Market, 10am-3pm
Saturday, September 14th - Art & Craft Market, 10am-3pm
Saturday, October 12th - Fall Festival, 10am-3pm
Questions? Email email@example.com
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Our 2019 vendors **
Fruits & Vegetables
Aunt Patsy's Blueberries
Buzzard's Glory Gardens
Cooper's Produce LLC
The Crazy Cucumber
Crum Strawberry Farm
Down the Road Farm*
I Grow U Pick
Marywood Farm Market
Saum Farms LLC
Shumaker Farm Market
Strawberry Hill Farm
Sunbeam Family Farm
Together We Grow Inc.*
Eggs & Dairy
Wine & Specialty Drinks
Meat & Poultry
Baked Goods & Confections
Sauces & Seasonings
Flowers & Plants
Honey and Maple
Winding Trails Maple Syrup
Health & Wellness
**APRIL 16 2019: We are still updating our site with new vendors - keep checking back!
* This vendor sells products from multiple categories.
2018 Art and craft market vendors
Mama Panda's Jewelry
Mary Mary Crafts
Match Made Designs
Momma's Secret Mixes
Mud Man Ceramics
Purple Art Love
Red Fern Gifts and Essentials
Rylee Doll by Kim
St. Louisville Glass
Stem & Bauble
Top Rocks Creations
Touch of Herbs
Vera Su Glass
Violet Flame Gifts
Whimsical Colorful You
Aimee's Cards and More
Beach Poppy Bags and Accessories
The Bird Ladies
Crafty Giraffe Shop
Elemental Creations by Kat
It's All Relative Jewelry
J&J Rustic Designs
Kendall Light Studio
Key to Happiness
Kuddle Bumz Designs
Land of Legends Alpacas
Licking County Arts
Life Creation Design
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 CMD Director Michelle Newman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEET OUR MUSICIANS
Here are just a few of the dozens of musicians who volunteer their time and art at the Canal Market District.
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 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. Canal Market District’s farmers markets accept SNAP benefits for all eligible foods. In addition, SNAP users have the opportunity to double their buying power through our partnership with the Produce Perks network. For SNAP families, up to $20 per market will be matched with an extra $20 to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables.
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 email@example.com
We are hiring!
The Canal Market District is seeking a Market Assistant to provide outreach to SNAP/EBT customers and manage the Produce Perks and SNAP/EBT transactions at the Market Manager table through the 2019 Market Season. The market runs every Friday from May-October, and every Tuesday from June-September. Market hours are from 4-7pm, and the Market Assistant would likely work the 1-2 hours before and 1 hour after the market to assist the Market Manager with set up and tear down.
Must be currently receiving SNAP benefits
Comfortable talking with community members
Positive attitude, and willingness to learn
Passion for local food!
If interested, email a short resume or work experience description to Michelle Newman, Executive Director at Canal Market District at firstname.lastname@example.org