Food- Where to buy? Grow? Where's the money?

Where do you get your food? Where does it come from? Who gets the money?

Can you answer these questions when you look in your cupboards? These are things we often take for granted. 

Here are some great places to get your food. 

MY ONLINE STORE- Find a local credible source for produce and meats. Anything that you cannot buy locally please visit my store in the “The Home Essentials” tab of my website. Anything from seeds to books to kitchenwares. Click for link. 

IVFC - Iowavalleyfood.com, a nonprofit coop to get local food to the neighborhood. Make an online order and pick up once or twice a month depending on the time of year at the Matthew 25 Hub at 201 3rd Ave SW Cedar Rapids, IA. 

 HYVEE- They have a growing health and organic section and sometimes buy local. There are many all around town. 

FARMERS MARKETS - It is very important to help your fellow neighbor when they grow, raise or produce items for consumption or otherwise. Keep it local and help the economy. These dollar go to their bills, not a big business. 

NewBo City Market Outdoor Vendors, opens May 3rd until weather allows. Hours are Saturday 8-1 and Sunday 10-1. 

Cedar Rapids Downtown Market, 2014 schedule is June 7th & 21st, July 5th & 19th, August 2nd & 16th, September 6th & 20th from 7:30-11:30. 

Noelridge Farmers Market, open May 2nd through October 18th every Monday, Wednesday and Friday 4-6pm in the Greenhouse parking lot and every Tuesday and Saturday at the 8th Ave SE parking lot. 

Hiawatha Farmers Market, open April 27th through October 26th every Sunday 11-2 in the Guthridge Park parking lot. 

COMING SOON - 

FRESH MARKET - This will be in the old Kmart by Lindale. I have snooped online and find they carry diverse items. I am currently speaking with them about their community involvement. 

NEW PIONEER COOP - This market exists in Iowa City and Coralville now. They run off of memberships and non membership and are very integrated with the community, have a wide variety of health foods and offer membership work which means a member can work there and get credit for the store. 

Visit my "Community Page" for other offerings locally. If you want to add something to this page message me! Click for link.