Cultivate Hope Market

Looking for fresh, locally-grown produce this winter?


The Cultivate Hope team has fresh, locally-grown lettuce available for purchase every week this winter season. Grown hydroponically on-site at Matthew 25, this crisp, fresh lettuce is perfect for salads or other cooking options.
Lettuce is available for preorder weekly from Tuesday through Friday at noon. Pickup is Saturdays at Groundswell Cafe from 7 am-2 pm, located at 201 Third Ave. SW in Cedar Rapids.

If you would like to receive weekly emails about lettuce sales and our summer Farmers Markets, click here to sign-up.


Cultivate Hope Market’s 2022 season will run from May 12-October 6 from 4-7 pm on Thursday nights.


At Cultivate Hope Market, we provide fresh, locally-grown produce  from the Cultivate Hope Urban Farm, grown without pesticides. It’s also a place to gather with neighbors and family, learn something new, and nourish your body through movement and exercise.


Additionally, produce is sold at half price for income qualified households through our Farm Fresh Friends program – please check back soon to apply for 2022. SNAP/EBT and WIC are also accepted.

If you would like to receive a weekly Market email with a list of what will be available, click here to sign-up. Be sure to select the Cultivate Hope Market email list.



Cultivate Hope Mega Markets

We are excited to announce a series of larger Markets at our urban farm for 2021!  The Cultivate Hope Mega Market will be a celebration of food, music, activities, and community at the Cultivate Hope Urban Farm.  We will feature tents with a variety of products offered from local farmers, artisans, and artists.  Our wood-fired pizza oven will be blazing as we create pizzas for you, your family, and your friends to enjoy in our beautiful setting.  Mark your calendars.  We hope to see you all there!


Cultivate Hope Mega Markets have concluded for the 2021 season. Check back in early 2022 for information on next year’s Mega Markets!



The Cultivate Hope Mega Market needs your help!  We are looking to connect with individuals and businesses who would like to participate by being Volunteer Coordinators and Participating Businesses.  


Volunteer Coordinators are needed to help us organize five specific areas of the market: 

  • Food vendors and food trucks.
  • Live music.
  • Activities and games.
  • Movement sessions.
  • Arts and crafts.

Experience with any of these categories is an asset but is not required.  If you have a pair of helping hands and an enthusiastic drive to make this market successful, we could use you!  Please contact Matt McGrane at or call (319) 200-2785 to discuss volunteer opportunities.  


If you are a potential Participating Business or know any that might be interested, we would also like to hear from you.  Participating Business vendors can include specialty produce or food products, prepared foods, arts and crafts, you name it!  Please contact Matt McGrane at or call (319) 200-2785 to discuss your plans.  

Cultivate Hope Urban Farm – 437 G Ave NW