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CHP & College Hill Farmers Market WELCOMES UNI STUDENTS to the Hill

Come down to the market this week and help us welcome UNI students to Cedar Falls. The first 100 attendees will get a $2 CHFM Buck to spend at the market. There will be live music and fresh cooked local burgers for purchase! Free games and water/soda! UNI students will get some additional freebies by showing their UNI ID. 

College Hill Farmers Market is open every Thursday from 4-6 p.m. at our NEW location on 22nd Street between College St. and Olive St. It is a  producer only market with lots to offer including mushrooms, produce, plants, flowers, popcorn, baked goods, healthy snacks, lamb, chicken, beef, eggs, letterpress print items, home decor, and more!  Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @collegehillfm

NEW!!!! The market accepts SNAP/EBT which allows us to accept and give out Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB)! This allows SNAP participants to receive up to $10 in free vegetables!!!! We are the only farmers market in Cedar Falls offering this program. You can also earn DUFB at Fareway and spend them at the College Hill Farmers Market! 

If you are not able to attend the market but would like to purchase local items check out Curbside Market. https://cedarvalley.localfoodmarketplace.com/Products

Place your orders by 4 p.m. Wednesday for contactless, curbside pick up between 4-6 p.m. on Thursday. 

College Hill Farmers Market August Update

Don’t forget the College Hill Farmers Market is open every Thursday from 4-6 p.m. at our NEW location on 22nd Street, between College and Olive Street.

It is a  producer only market with lots to offer including produce, plants, flowers, popcorn, baked goods, healthy snacks, lamb, chicken, beef, eggs, letterpress print items, home decor, and more!  This is peak season for Iowa grown vegetables! Stock up now before the summer vegetables are gone! 

This week we welcome a new vendor, Jenna Petersen, who owns Saponified Soaps and Women Eat Well. Come down and check them out! 

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @collegehillfm to learn more about our vendors, products available each week, and special events. 

If you don’t have time to shop at the market you can order through Curbside Market Cedar Valley and pick up your products anytime between 4-6 p.m.

cedarvalley.localfoodmarketplace.com

August 2021 College Hill Parking Update

Here is what you need to know:

1. Parking changes which include paid lots are effective immediately

2. Both Lots, 22nd Street West (L shaped lot on behind Sidecar Coffee, Chad’s Pizza, and includes diagonal parking in lot North of Octopus) and 22nd St Street East South (Behind The Other Place) will require payment to park (through Park Smarter App, or Kiosk)

3. If you are interested in purchasing a parking pass (this pass can only be used for 22nd Street East South Lot) you can do so here: https://www.thepermitportal.com/IPS

4.  There will still be “Free” Parking (15 minute, 1 hour, 2 hour, & day parking on the Hill).  This includes alternating street parking (which is all day), street parking (on College, W 22nd, & W 23rd, and parking lot parking.  Those lots are 22nd Street East North (2 hour), 23rd Street East (1 Hour), 20th Street East (2 Hour). 

Are you looking for more long term options?

Check out the Parking Permit Option for Lot 22nd Street East South. Parking Permits cost $35/month (as of 8/5/2021) and can be purchased by going to https://www.thepermitportal.com/. (Instructions on how to purchase are shown above.)

Or know that there will still be FREE (2+ Hour) street parking on the bordering streets of the Hill. We just encourage you to check signage before you park as many times there are alternating days.

To learn more about the pay by visit method & how to uses Park Smarter App:

Check out brochure above or head to https://smartcity.ipsgroup.com/cedarfalls/. To download the Park Smarter App head to the Apple Store, Google Play Store, or https://www.parksmarter.com/.

Remember if you are going to be using the Smart Park App, or Kiosk you will need to know:

  • Your license plate number
  • Enforcement of all parking on and near the Hill is enforced Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm
  • You can use pay stations or download the Park Smarter App to your smart device

For more information about parking system please check out https://smartcity.ipsgroup.com/cedarfalls/. Please note there have also been changes to the parking system in the Downtown District. For more information about parking changes there head to https://www.cedarfalls.com/1513/Downtown-Parking.

Have feedback or opinions on the new parking system? We’d love to hear them. Head to our feedback form (https://forms.gle/Ewar72Wfb7EevF37A) and submit either with our name or without to pass along your feedback to the College Hill Partnership Board of Directors and our partners at the City of Cedar Falls.

Music, Burgers & More at the College Hill Farmers Market Thursday July 22nd 4-6pm

Join us at the market tomorrow July 22nd for grilled burgers for purchase from Marks Purebreds, live music, and live broadcasting from Iowa Corn Country! And the first 50 people at the market will get a $CHFM to spend at the market!

Grilled Burgers, Live Music, and Corn Country Broadcasting live at CHFM this Thursday July 22 2021

Don’t forget the College Hill Farmers Market is open every Thursday from 4-6 p.m. at our NEW location on 22nd Street, between College and Olive Street. We also take up the lot off of 22nd Street, right next to Bani’s, so make sure you don’t forget about our vendors in this lot as well! 

It is a  producer only market with lots to offer including produce, plants, flowers, popcorn, baked goods, healthy snacks, lamb, chicken, beef, eggs, letterpress print items, home decor, and more!  SWEET CORN AND TOMATOES ARE AVAILABLE!!! 

This week’s vendor spotlight is Hallie’s Sewing Co. Each week, Hallie brings jewelry, sewed products such as scrunches and masks, and plants such as succulents! 

Hallie's Sewing Company Spotlight Scrunchies and handmade goods

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @collegehillfm to learn more about our vendors, products available each week, and special events. 

If you don’t have time to shop at the market you can order through Curbside Market Cedar Valley and pick up your products anytime between 4-6 p.m.cedarvalley.localfoodmarketplace.com

Don’t forget to swing by one of the College Hill Businesses while you are on the Hill for the market to grab a quick dinner, some new hair products, or some other weekend staple items like wine, coffee, and more. To learn more about the businesses on the Hill you can head to our website at collegehillpartnership.org.

Short on Time? CHFM to the Rescue

We know summer can get busy with trips, sports, and even stay-cations. The College Hill Farmers Market can help you out this summer and fall with their Curbside Market.

Broccoli from the College Hill Farmers Market

Accessing fresh, local foods is more convenient than ever before through our Curbside Market online ordering program! Curbside Market is available weekly through October at the College Hill Farmers Market. Register and place your order at  https://cedarvalley.localfoodmarketplace.com/. Follow Curbside Market on Facebook and Instagram at curbsidemarketcv. 

Organic Eggs from the College Hill Farmers Market

The online store is available Sunday at 4 p.m. through Wednesday at 4 p.m. Once your minimum order of $5 is placed you need to confirm it. Then it is ready for pick up at the College Hill Farmers Market on Thursday 4-6 p.m. on Olive St. and 22nd St. You can drive up and have it placed in your backseat or trunk. You don’t need to leave your vehicle! 

Onions From the College Hill Farmers Market

Questions contact the Curbside Market team at cvrffn@gmail.com.

Draft Of Imagine College Hill Vision Plan Ready for Public Feedback

 
 
The Draft Imagine College Hill Vision Plan is ready to review! Based on extensive public input gathered over the last nine months, including the Public Kick-Off events, numerous focus group discussions and interviews with community stakeholders, and the week-long Virtual Design Charrette the City held this past October, the plan will provide a framework for future growth and development on College Hill and nearby neighborhoods. All members of the public are welcome to download and review the draft.
We encourage you to review the plan by going to the draft College Hill Vision Plan and watching the presentation and downloading the pdf.  After you have time to review the draft vision plan we hope you will take some time to fill out the survey which also can be found here College Hill Draft Vision Plan.
Please feel free to reach out to the CHP with any questions or comments! collegehillpartnership@gmail.com.
Thank you all for everything you do for the Hill and your continued support in making our community a better place to live work and play.

Conversations about the feedback about the current draft will start at the Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting on March 10th at 5:30pm.

Details on how to participate can be found HERE.  If you were unable to comment via survey you can still communicate your feedback to the planner heading up the project Michelle Pezley.  Click HERE to send her an email.

 

Pettersen Plaza Expansion & Olive Street Box Culvert

The City of Cedar Falls is looking for feedback from you on an upcoming project regarding the Olive Street Culvert.  They are hoping you will review the video and provide feedback on the worksheet (via email) both can be located on the website below.  This project is a large improvement for the College Hill District.  We hope you will take time to provide your opinions on this project as we want this project to serve all in our neighborhood.
 
Learn more and provide feedback about the Pettersen Plaza Expansion Project/ Olive Street Culvert
 
Stay up to date with the entire process by liking the Olive Street Box Culvert Facebook Page

Olive Street

Find information about Olive Street Construction here.

Virtual Public Information Meeting

Open January 4, 2021 – January 18, 2021

The City of Cedar Falls is conducting a Virtual Public Information Meeting to obtain information for the Olive Street Box Culvert Project and to present initial alternatives that are being considered. This project is located on Olive Street between W. 20th Street and W. 21st Street in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and includes the extension of the Pettersen Plaza.

All interested persons are invited to view the virtual presentation and submit their feedback or questions via e-mail, phone, or by mail by January 18, 2021.

View the Public Information Meeting here:

Submit your comments or questions:

If you have any questions or comments regarding the meeting, please notify the Cedar Falls Engineering Division at (319) 268-5161 or complete a comment sheet: Olive Street Comment Sheet (Pdf)  Olive Street Comment Sheet (Word) and email it to OliveStreet@CedarFalls.com.

Stay updated throughout the meeting process by finding us on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/OliveStreetBoxCulvert/.

Holiday Gift Guide: “the Influencer”

For the Tiktoker, or Instagramer in your life. This next Holiday Gift Guide has something for everyone. We hope you enjoy our picks!

1. Is someone on your list a plant collector? We have seen so man great plant collections on social lately in fact there are some people have become influencers because of their plant collection and green thumb. These socks from Mohair Pear are the perfect gift for plant influencer on your list when you can’t even keep the yard in your grass alive! For more information about Mohair Pear or shop online click HERE.
2. Time passes so quickly if we get caught up on the tattoo side of Instagram. This gift card from Third Eye Tattoo and Gallery is the perfect gift for anyone on your list. Tattoo artists at Third Eye Tattoo And Gallery come put with some of the most beautiful and unique designs for their clients. Perfect for the influencer on your list. For more information about Third Eye Tattoo and Gallery click HERE.
3. Is your influencer a social butterfly? Do they miss being out at the bars, and enjoying their favorite mixed drink? Now you can bring home your favorite drinks (21+ of course) from Social House. It doesn’t get more influencer than this. Having Signature Social House Drinks at your holiday party, I mean come on, who wouldn’t love these fun delicious beverages to take a selfie with in front of the Christmas Tree. It’s the perfect gift that keeps giving (them likes, likes comments and shares that is). Please drink responsibly! For more information about Social House click HERE.
4. Is the influencer on your list a foodie? Well we love this next gift idea! Pick up a gift card from GreenHouse Kitchen. It’s a great stocking stuffer for your foodie influencer, or even your fitness friend who is looking for healthy takeout options. At Greenhouse Kitchen you can create your own bowls, salad, wraps, or burritos, or you can pick from their innovative menu. (May we recommend the Sweet Chili Philly, its so amazing.) They have options that fit everyone with any dietary restrictions.  If you want to learn more about Greenhouse Kitchen or order online click HERE.
5. Whether they are doing the renegade, a makeup tutorial, or going for coffee, this Northern Iowa Sweatshirt from the University of Northern Iowa Bookstore is perfect for your Tiktok influencer. Everyone is loving the tie-dye vibes this year and will make the perfect gift for your favorite influencer. If you want to learn more about UNI Bookstore or shop online click HERE.
We hope you enjoyed these gift ideas for “the Influencer” in your life. Stay tuned for our next gift guide, and we hope you will #HeadtotheHill to do some of your holiday shopping.

Holiday Gift Guide: “the Homebody”

In 2020 we have all become, homebodies.  We are hoping to share each week some great gift ideas you can pick up, or order online (or by phone), all while support local businesses.  This week we are helping you get gifts for “the homebody” in your life.
https://www.sidecarcoffee.com/
 
1. Everyone even homebodies need a hot cup of coffee.  Sidecar Coffee offers bags which they will ground or leave whole for you to grind at home. This gift is perfect when you can’t or don’t want to leave the comforts of our home. Did you know you can even order online or sign on to an online subscription? Sidecar coffee every month at home? YES, PLEASE!
 
https://theotherplace.com/location/cedar-falls-college-st
2. Pick up a growler and a gift card from The OP College Hill, perfect for your friend who loves a drink around a holiday fire or just likes to enjoy local brews at home.
 
https://square.site/book/C1K6JFGBKA2HE/voya-the-salon-cedar-falls-ia
3. Even homebodies need to be pampered from time to time!  VOYA the salon has so many amazing treatments that will have the homebody in your life ready for the new year.
 
4. All homebodies like pizza am I right? And the best part you can have it delivered for your homebody even if you can’t be together for the holidays. The gift of pizza is a great way to surprise your homebody with a delicious meal.  Chad’s Pizza Cedar Falls has got you covered.
 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Comic-Bookstore/Limited-Edition-Comics-Collectibles-55613933673/
5. All games are the perfect gift for any homebody.

 

Limited Edition Comics & Collectibles

has this limited edition Giftbox from Magic the Gathering. We hear they are going to go fast so swing by the shop to pick yours up or check out all their other amazing items.

We hope you enjoyed these gift ideas for “the homebody” in your life. Stay tuned for our next gift guide, and we hope you will #HeadtotheHill to do some of your holiday shopping.

Guest Blog: UNI Fraternity & Sorority Life

FSL Overview:
Fraternity & Sorority life provides UNI students with meaningful student engagement experiences, develops leadership skills and contributes to student learning. The Greek community promotes living by the four pillars which untie all Greek-letter organizations: Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Friendship.
 
We are seeking leaders, doers and creators to join our organizations. If that’s you or you know of someone, complete an interest or referral form at bit.ly/fslatuni or register for recruitment!
 
Check out our promotional video: https://youtu.be/hAWNfyc03q0
 
For more information about UNI Fraternity & Sorority Life:
 
Instagram @UNIFSL (instagram.com/unifsl)
Facebook @UNIFSL (facebook.com/unifsl)
 
Heading to UNI this Fall?  Check out the UNIFSL Quick Guide to life in Cedar Falls (check out the highlighted businesses on College Hill).

We love having guest bloggers to highlight elements of our community & neighborhood.  Our friends at UNI Fraternity and Sorority Life provided us with some information about their programming and highlighted some College Hill Businesses.  Big thank you to Taberie Van Boening for this information. If you would like to be a guest blogger (please reach out to us at collegehillpartnership@gmail.com)