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February Newsletter

If you believe Punxatawney Phil, we've still got four more weeks of winter to go this year, and still another seven weeks after that until opening day of the 2018 farmers market! We'll be spending the next couple of months planning to make our third season the best one yet. In the meantime, we have a couple of important updates for you! 

February 24: Winter Market at the Licking County Library

1-4 pm, 101 W Main St (Main Library) in Meeting Room A

Our first ever winter market! This event is a partnership with the Licking County Library's Family Fun Day: Play with your Food.  The following market vendors will be present: 

BFarmer Honey - honey
Bird's Haven Farms - produce
Bob the Baker/BYOB Home Bakery - baked goods and meats
Bush Valley Farm - meats
Dana Lee's - baked goods
JC's Sweet Ice Tea, LLC - bottled iced tea and lemonade
Michael's Artisan Chocolates - chocolates
Momma's Secret Mixes - dip mixes
Ohio City Pasta - pasta and sauce
Siegrist Orchard - winter produce
Tristegus - soaps and lotions
Uncle Giant - confections
Weathervane - kettle corn
Winding Trails Maple Syrup - maple syrup

Family Fun Day will also feature plenty of other food-themed activities for families, including crafts, book sales, and a performance by the Spoon Man! 

Market Applications are Open

Help us make 2018's farmers' market and craft market the best yet! As we enter our third year, we are excited to reconnect with many of our old friends and make some new ones, too. If you grow, bake, or make something, consider applying to one our markets in 2018!

Visit the vendors section of our website to download applications. Information about each market is contained in the first few pages of the application document. 

We Pledge to Eat Local

The #1 reason people shop at the Canal Market District is to support local farmers. We couldn't agree more! There are so many reasons that supporting local farmers is important for the entire community. Here are just a few highlights of why people in YOUR community are pledging to eat local. 

Interested in being featured in our newsletter with your pledge to eat local? Email us!


CMD Musicians Get Together for a Midwinter Jam

Did you know that all of the musicians who play at our markets are volunteers? The music at our farmers market is organized by our volunteer Live Music Coordinator Randy Williams. We are so lucky to have this talented, dedicated group of artists! You can read more about some of them on our website here. 

On Saturday, February 10th, over a dozen of us gathered at the Newark Digital Academy for a midwinter music party. Over pizza and delicious homemade cupcakes, we had the opportunity to reconnect and get inspiration from one another. It's safe to say that all of us are looking forward to getting back to the Canal Market District and getting the music flowing once again. Thank you to Newark Digital Academy for hosting us!

We're always looking for more musicians! If you are interested in performing at the Canal Market District, please contact Randy Williams at rdeanw@fastmail.net or (740) 405-2835.

Greg Greyson

Greg Greyson

Rich Folk and Dr. Ron

Rich Folk and Dr. Ron

John Begala

John Begala

Stephen K Smith on dulcimer

Stephen K Smith on dulcimer


We're Hiring!

Our wonderful 2017 Farmers Market Manager, Lenise Sunnenberg, is moving on to greener pastures! While we're happy for her big move to a full-time gig at RevLocal, we're sad to have to replace her.  If you have 15-20 hours per week to spare from April-November and you love the market, please apply! We need a dedicated, passionate individual who loves people, local food, and being outside. If you're interested in applying, view our position announcement here.

Thank you to Lenise for her hard work over the past year! You will be missed.