New City Market

November 14, 2006 at 8:18 am 7 comments

I have often talked about my favorite little grocery store in Des Moines…New City Market. I finally got around to taking some photos of it for you all to see! Isn’t it adorable? My favorite section is (of course) the bulk bins. I love to shop at New City for several reasons:

  • It’s local and they support local farmers.
  • The staff members are helpful and kind.
  • They remember who we are.
  • There are only 4 aisles.
  • They care about the same “issues” that I care about (i.e. organic, non-GMO, etc.)
  • I don’t have to stand behind the guy buying a big slab of factory farm beef, Cheetos, Fruit Loops, and white bread.
  • They don’t look at me like I have 2 heads when I hand them my cloth bags.

I will go out of my way to shop at New City…just to make sure I am supporting a small, local business. Yes, it may cost a little more sometimes, but it’s worth it! I love you New City!


Entry filed under: Grocery Store/Coop.

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. FillingMyQuiver  |  November 14, 2006 at 11:48 am

    Oh it looks so nice 🙂 Please tell them they need to move to VA so that we too may enjoy the local organic goodness, LOL. Ahh… if only Des Moines weren’t so far from VA…

  • 2. angela  |  November 14, 2006 at 2:42 pm

    I like the comment about the guy buying a big slab of factory farm beef. It made me smile — probably because I know EXACTLY what you’re saying.
    Your pictures remind me of my local food market. It makes me happy to go there.

  • 3. Anonymous  |  November 14, 2006 at 3:27 pm

    I have gotten the “two heads” look at my grocery store when I use my cloth bags! I have stood behind the SAME GUY at my grocery store too! (He must travel a lot) Oh, how I yearn for a New City Market in Cville! (Perhaps I should just open one myself!)

  • 4. Kim in IN  |  November 14, 2006 at 10:14 pm

    My local mainstream Kroger has completely redone their organic section and it is great! I am not close to Wild Oats or Trader Joes. I used to moan having to drive an hour or more one way. But no more! I have even e-mailed Kroger to let them know how pleased I am to see such beautiful organic produce,not to mention the aisles of organic flours,canned goods,essential oils,Seventh Generation products,fair trade coffees,etc. etc. Yippee!!

  • 5. Anonymous  |  November 14, 2006 at 10:59 pm

    Those pictures remind me of the local food co-op complete with creaky old wood floors and set in a turn-of-the-century building with high ceilings. Reminds me that I need to stop by there soon. 🙂

  • 6. Urban Vegan  |  December 28, 2006 at 5:15 pm

    What a sweet little market. WIth all the chain stores, these places are becoming rarer and rarer.

  • 7. laurel  |  October 19, 2007 at 7:20 pm

    I am seriously drooling onto my keypad, looking at that bulk food section. We don’t have anything like that here, so I must live vicariously through you. There is a place in Savannah, GA called Brighter Day, that I am going to visit soon. If it’s bulk section is half this fabulous, I will be in heaven!


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