Detroit's Eastern Market
Eat Local, Shop Local at Detroit’s Eastern Market
Detroit is known for its Eastern Market. It’s where food lovers come together to support local farmers, enjoy the surrounding restaurants and pick up locally grown and produced items. Each Saturday, the market is a hub for 45,000 people out biking and shopping the local wares. The downtown location (just north of Ford Field and Comerica Park) makes it a perfect spot to meet up with over 150 vendors selling everything from heirloom tomatoes and vintage treasures to homemade baked goods— so delicious you’ll want to buy out the whole stand. Basically, if you love Detroit, you’ll love this.
While a visit to the Eastern Market is a must, here are some of the best reasons to go.
Eating local, buying local supports Detroit.
It’s said that on average, “If you spend $100 at a farmers’ market, $62 goes back into the local economy, and $99 out of $100 stays in the state.” That means your money supports local farmers who depend on the community to survive, and it’s reinvested in a growing a better Detroit. Win-win.
Locally grown food tastes better. (And it’s better for you.)
Buying from a farmer’s market means you can eliminate the time it takes for food to go from the farm to the shelves at the grocery store. Eating fresh food means the produce is bigger on antioxidants and bigger on the flavor.
Eastern Market connects you with the community.
When’s the last time you got to know your butcher, or traded recipes with the lady in the produce stand? Not only is the Eastern Market a great place to meet the people who sell their food, it’s a great place to meet other Detroiters and join in the growing art and dining scene.
“This is where our area’s most authentic residents create an experience that’s undeniably Detroit.” –Eastern Market
Visit the market every Saturday from 6am- 4pm for a taste of seasonal produce, gourmet products and delicious cheese and wine from all over the world. It’s a place to come together for all good things Detroit.
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