Morgan Creek runs through our family’s 37 acre vegetable farm west of Cedar Rapids on Hwy 30 - about 8 miles from the NewBo City Market - where we have a fresh produce market open daily from 10am – 6pm through the growing season.
Grower Bob Vanous transitioned from growing nursery stock to vegetables in 1998. Over the years Morgan Creek has become the area’s fresh produce favorite, growing a wide range of produce from asparagus to zucchini. The Morgan Creek tradition continues as Bob’s daughter Robyn and her husband, Bill Rieckhoff, take the lead at the NewBo City Market. “Our family is committed to sustainable farming practices”, notes Bill. “Commercial growers grow for transport and shelf life. We can grow for taste. That is a huge plus for our customer friends”.
At NewBo City Market, Morgan Creek will take the best of what we grow at our farm, and add fresh seasonal offerings from qualified partner growers. Robyn is excited, “We meet so many great farm families when we attend education events and later visit their farms. Each farm has signature items – like our tomatoes, candy onions and sweet corn. At NewBo City Market we get to connect Cedar Rapids with the best offerings from local and regional farms. ”
Education and outreach is our mission at Morgan Creek. Ask questions, try a sample of something new, or come out for a field day tour at the farm. Please give us a call if your organization needs fresh produce for an event.
Above all, be a good friend to your body - Eat Fresh. . .Eat Local. . . and Know Your Grower.
Morgan Creek Fresh Produce