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NewBo City Market is a dynamic public space promoting health, happiness, and well-being in the heart of the New Bohemia District near downtown Cedar Rapids. As a gathering place, business incubator, and event center, NewBo City Market services many different needs for a wide spectrum of people and organizations.
This remarkable nonprofit organization is home to unique food and retail business start-ups; farmers and artisans markets; and numerous community arts, entertainment, and educational events. There is always something new and different happening at NewBo.
NewBo City Market is a showcase of the local talent and resources throughout Iowa. We support entrepreneurship and small business. We are proponents of the farm-to-table movement and locally-sourced foods and products. We directly address food insecurity in our community and educate on nutrition, wellness, and urban renewal. We are about consumers talking to, learning from, and developing relationships with local producers, and about neighbors interacting with one another.
More than anything, NewBo City Market is a living example of SUSTAINABILITY and RESILIENCE. Sustainability is about balancing community needs with environmental impact. NewBo City Market strives to be a model for sustainable business practices: a rain barrel waters our garden, electric vehicles are free to charge up in our lot, and our facility is zero-waste (even the “plastic” forks are compostable).