Since our ‘Michigan History’ article featured the Detroit Zoo today, it made sense (at least to me) that while there you take advantage of another one of Detroit’s great attractions. It seems it would be easy to spend an entire day at the Eastern Market and it’s surround area, so between the two it could be one heck of a fun weekend. Be sure to pack a cooler so you can take home some of the wonderful bounty at the market!
Detroit Eastern Market is the largest
historic public market district in the United
Every Saturday, Michigan’s largest and
most colorful market is host to more than
150 farmers and vendors from Michigan,
Ohio, and Canada offering a cornucopia of
fruits, vegetables, breads, baked goods,
jellies, jams, honey, apple cider, cheeses,
spices, herbs, plants and flowers.
Since 1891, Detroit’s Eastern Market has
been home to an amazing community of
farmers, merchants, restaurants, unique
shops, food lovers and residents. On any
given Saturday, more than 26,000
Detroiters, suburbanites and tourists shop
elbow to elbow, sharing experiences from
generation to generation.
Here is an interesting video on the restoration efforts going on within and around the market – via Model D.