Final Downtown Farmers' Market of 2014 Season Saturday
CEDAR RAPIDS - Head to Second and Third Avenues in downtown Cedar Rapids Saturday for the FINAL Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers’ Market of the 2014 season. The market, produced by the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, features more than 200 vendors and runs from 7:30 a.m. to noon.
Saturday’s Presenting Day Sponsor is Quaker Foods and Snacks, a division of Pepsico Inc. Stop by their booth at the southeast corner of Third Street and Second Avenue (vendor stalls No. 126 and 127). They will have information about company initiatives, and will be selling bags of Quaker products for a $5 donation. The donations will support Paws and Effect, which raises and trains therapy dogs for disabled veterans and children.
This market features entertainment by Matt Rissi at 8 a.m. followed by Theatre Cedar Rapids at 10:30 a.m. and CR
Suzuki Academy at 11:30 a.m. The cooking demonstration begins at 10 a.m. on the corner of Third Avenue SE and Fifth Street SE; and the Kids Zone is on Third Street between First and Second Avenues, where you’ll find facepainting and balloon animals.
New this year is the free trolley available to check out the NewBo City Market. The trolley, sponsored by Transamerica, provides free transportation to market-goers to travel between the two market venues. The trolley stop at the Downtown Farmers’ Market is at Third Street and Fourth Avenue – look for the signs at the corner.
The Downtown Farmers’ Market is the first and third Saturday of the month from June through September. To find out about market vendors, performances and more, visit crdowntownmarket.com and flip through the interactive market guide.
Special thanks to Full Season Market Sponsor, Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust, and Supporting Sponsors Lindale Dental, Healthsource Chiropractic, Park Cedar Rapids, Wickwire Chiropractic, ImOn and Discover Health Chiropractic.
Media partners for the 2014 market season are: The Gazette Companies, including KCRG-Channel 9, The Gazette, Hoopla and We Create Here; Z102.9, 1600 ESPN, KMRY, Life 101.9, Clear Channel Communications, Townsquare Media and Mediacom.