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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

Craft Market

Special Events


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


Downtown Parking Map

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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