Friday, June 21, 2013

Hot Spot: Cedar Rapids NewBo City Market


If you live in the Cedar Rapids area you have to get down to the NewBo City Market.  It’s a refreshing mix of local culture.  The market is first and foremost a public space, it gives you the opportunity to go out with friends and family or to meet new people.  It features a wide array of foods and handmade crafts.  They have a different culturally inspired food vendors including Mediterranean, Russian, Caribbean, Mexican and Soul food.  It’s a great opportunity to try something new.  Or mix and match! 

Did you know Kirkwood Community College has a Culinary Kitchen inside NewBo? The teaching facility is the community’s learning center for hands-on culinary and nutrition education.  It holds a demonstration center and state of the art learning centers.  It’s a great place o learn about clean eating and indulge in your inner culinary enthusiast!
These little beauties are from "That One Cupcake Place".  They had about every flavor you could imagine! I got these for Father's Day, and yes, that's a bacon cupcake in the middle! 
Local vendors sell more than just food, you can get hand grown plants and herbs! Buy herbs you use regularly, like basil, mint, or oregano! They'll last you a lot longer than if you buy them precut from the grocery store.
At NewBo Market you're able to get a fresh cooked meal alongside fresh produce! Get your local food here and support Cedar Rapid growing economy. 
NewBo City Market is located at New Bo City Market 1100 3rd St. S.E. Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 and is open 
Thursdays 4-8pm
Saturdays 8am-8pm
Sundays 10am-6pm
For those of you with a sweet tooth, NewBo has smoothies, cafes and ice cream! Perfect on a hot day, or after a bike ride around downtown.  
Meet Me at the Market is for runners, walkers, or bikers. You can enjoy local trails with fellow enthusiasts and check out the NewBo Market afterwards! 
Meet us at the NewBo City Market this Thursday and check out the following events:
Salsa dance demonstration by Gloria Zmolek and Baile Latino dancers from 5:30 - 7 p.m. at the outdoor stage.
Walkers:  Want to join a walking group this week? The group walk will leave at 5:45 p.m. from the check-in table. Everyone welcome!
Runners: Join the Cedar Valley Running Association as they lead groups on routes from beginner to advanced levels. Meet at 5:45 p.m. and run together at 6 p.m. If you are a beginning runner, meet under the Nordstrom Direct Dash banner.
View sun damage to your skin at the Hall-Perrine Cancer Center's Dermascan display. Free sunscreen packets available.
The Market is open 4 to 9 p.m., but remember, MMM check-in is only 5 - 6:30 pm.
Please follow us on Facebook at BikeRunWalkCR or on Twitter @MeetMeatNewbo.
Do you love NewBo as much as we do? Share you're favorite parts of the NewBo Market with us at allysonm@haverkamp-properties.com! 


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