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Everything Eastern Market

An Evolving Quiltwork of Retailers

WHAT IS AT THE MARKET?
WINTER SUMMER?
FALL AT THE MARKET
SATURDAYS ARE BEST
MARKET INFOGRAPHIC
CUT FLOWER GARDENING

About Market - Overviews:

• Architectural Old Shed 2 Heritage
• Billboards BILLBOARDS - Market Nostalgia
• City of Detroit Culture
• Evolving History Evolving Eastern Market
• Directions Direction to Eastern Market

About Retailers - Overviews:

• Arts & Crafts Arts & Crafts
• Types of Eastern Market Restaurants
• Seasonings Spices & Herbs
• Retail Sales Street Vendors
• Eastern Markets Meat Market
• Local Farmers & Fresh Produce

What's at the Detroit Eastern Market?


Eastern Market is a quiltwork of retailers & wholesalers, stores, restaurants specialty shops and special events.

Quiltwork of Retailers

This page will provide a useful insight on Eastern Market shopping opportunities to help market Detroit visitors get the most benefit in prices and quality products. With a little more info about stores and shops, you will be at an advantage when you visit the historical Farmers Market in downtown Detroit, Michigan.

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Eastern Market is Changing


DETROIT FARMER'S MARKET, WINTER SUMMER

Easten Market Summer Winter

SUMMER AT THE MARKET
The month of May signals the beginning of the flower growing season. The infamous Flower Day (Mid-May) is always the main annual flower-gardening sales event. Thousands of truckloads of flowers, millions of flats and baskets sold.


WINTER AT THE MARKET
First Saturday weekend after thanksgiving begins the christmas trees selling season–from small charlie brown size up to 20 feet tall, wreaths, garland, poinesttias, cyclamen plans, and custom holiday arrangemnts–all sheds.
9 TIPS Fresh Christmas Trees

THE MARKET'S CHRISTMAS SEASON

Christmas SeasonChristmas season is in full swing at the Detroit Eastern Market. Saturday weekends are always the big sales day during the christmas season.


Eastern Market Video

CHRISTMAS GREENS, TRIMMINGS

Easten Market Christmas TrimmingsChristmas greens and trimmings: fresh wreaths & garland, roping & grave blankets, holly & cones, center pieces & berries.


Easten Market Christmas TrimmingsChristmas Greens & Trimmings


CHRISTMAS POINTSETTIAS

Easten Market Christmas PoinsettiasOriginally cultivated by Aztec indians, and due to the plants star-shaped and deep red petals, the poinsettias has become associated with christmas holiday decorations.


Easten Market Christmas PoinsettiasChristmas Poinsettias.


EASTERN MARKET CHRISTMAS TREES

Easten Market Christmas treesIt's that time of the year, Christmas Trees at Eastern Market! The sound of chainsaws buzzing, the excited chatter of holiday shoppers, the crowds, the tiniest charlie brown Christmas Tree up to the tallest twenty foot trees. The occasional scent of scotch pine drifts in the air, variety of soft wreaths and garlands. Plus, many custom-made Christmas decorations.


FALL AT THE MARKET

Pumpkins-Eastern-MarketIt's that fall time of the year, Pumkins have arrived at the Eastern Market! Bushels of pumpkins, bins of pumkins, from smallest to giant size, gourds & squash by the thousands. The occasional bale of hay & holloween decor.


Pumpkins-Eastern-MarketCome and pick your pumpkin. Pie Making? – Look for some New England or Baby Bears.


Pumpkins-Eastern-MarketThere are over 100 varieties of pumpkins!


Pumpkins-Eastern-MarketFall produce is in season at Eastern Market Detroit, Michigan

SATURDAYS ARE THE BEST!

Easten Market Saturdays Farmer's Market Saturdays


THE TOP FOUR QUESTIONS ASKED ARE:

  • how do I get to the Market?
  • Any major freeway (I-75, I-96, I-94) or main thouroughfare (Jefferson, Grandriver, Woodward, or Gratiot) from 50 miles out will lead you to dowontown Detroit. Hence the phrase...

  • Where to find additional info about kinds of restaurants?
  • Try this summary link...Eastern Market Restaurants
  • what is the best time to shop at Farmer's Market?
  • best products to buy?
  • Where do I get all of my Eastern Market questions answered?
  • The link below will forward you to the Questions Answers main Q&A page. Eastern Market Questions Answers

    All Roads Lead to Eastern Market

    "All road lead to Detroit Eastern Market."

    MARKET INTERESTS

    This page will provide shopping visitors important information in four key bulleted areas as outlined above. Educated shoppers will leave Eastern Market with more appreciation and better merchandise.

    The webpage also include " All things Detroit Eastern Market " interests and activities such as flower days, new product varieties, product availability and pricing for meats, produce, and other grocery related items. MarketSmarts tips will help to can get you more.


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    Eastern Market Infographic Quiltwork of Retailers

    PRODUCT PRICES?

    Shoppers will find a wide range of prices for fruits & vegetables. Farmer's market consists of independant vendors and farmers who set their own prices. Because prices are not uniformly set by a corporation or governing body, you can almost find anything at anyprice: sometimes 50% lower than supermarkets, sometimes equal to or higher, than found at the Farmers Market in Detroit. Easten Market Product Prices

    Product & Price?


    BUYER BEWARE

    The negative side of not having a governing body is that some vendors or farmers might try to sell substandard goods, or mis-represent non-organic produce as being organic. So, buyers must remain vigilant during their shopping spree just in case. Can You Spot Bad Produe


    Can You Spot Bad Produce at the Market?


    MAIN STREET BOUNDRIES

    Eastern Market is surrounded by these main streets: I-75 & Mack, McDougal, and Gratiot.
    Eastern Market Boundries Map

    Farmer's Market Street Map


    WHAT'S AT THE MARKET?

    The most prevasive question asked is, what do they sell at the Market? Well... it's not just for buying produce anymore.

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    There are many different retail stores and eateries lining the main streets. Don't worry about parking, there is plenty. There will be thousands of coney's sold, the same is said for breakfast; fresh eggs, bacon, and grits, will get you pumped up into the shopping mix. Bar-B-Que Ribs, chicken, a nd sausage, visitors from everywhere will converge on Eastern Market. Yes...there are many dining places and things to eat; both food and treats. Shoppers are greeted with the smell of spices, and pleasant aromas filling the market air, some pungent while other are savory sweet. Some places you dine inside other places you can dine out; rows of tables and chairs along the sidewalks invite you to sit and people watch. Rest your feet, hanging baskets and shopping bags.

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    There are lots of places selling refreshments to drink, some strong, some soft, others sweet. There are nuts to buy, coffees to sample, seasonings to smell as you make this one of your favorite days downtown. Then, there is the annual Flower Day event–plenty of inventory for gardening and flower lovers.

    THE MARKET'S BIG, MAIN EVENT!

    EASTERN MARKET OF DETROIT FLOWER SEASON
    Flower Day Season also called "Detroit Flower Day", is one of metro Detroit's most popular summer long gardening & flower events. It is also known as the Detroit Wholesale Flower Market because it supplies many greenhouses and garden center retailers in the early mornings. However, Saturday hours are reserved for the general public to by flowers from area greenhouse flower growers who in turn sell garden flowers from flats, containers and hanging baskets in all six Sheds. Detroit Eastern Market has been a time-honored tradition of since 1967.


    SATISTICALLY SPEAKING

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    With attendance statistics soaring each year, the market streets transform into a colorful mosaic of blooming walk paths, creating a rainbow color of beauty. Detroit Flower Day has become a cherished tradition. The statistics reflect not just the attendance but the enduring appeal of this annual event as it continues to flourish and enchant in the heart of Detroit.



    GRATIOT CENTRAL MEAT STORES

    It is a smörgåsbord of the meats – There are retail meat stores, wholesale meat stores, meat stores on Russell Street, meat stores on Riopelle Street, meat stores on Gratiot Street across the bridge. Thousand of people buying every kind of meat. Beef and poultry lovers everywhere, come one, come all, small, big, and tall. Gratiot Central Market is a hub for smoked meats, cooked meats, sausages, cold cuts, pork, Bar-B-Que ribs, steaks, fish and yes, even produce; you name it, "they have the meats." Along with a large variety of seafood.

    EASTERN MARKET


    FRESH VEGETABLES & PRODUCE
    Fresh produce trucked in daily.  "Two for $5, two for $5" shoppers may hear some of the best deals in town echo under the sheds as they stroll when Michigan's produce season begins. Consumers will discover the big, large, and colorful display of a meandering of vegetable and vibrant fruit colors. During this time, the grounds will be covered in a multiple of different fruits & vegetables. In addition to Michigan watermelons, you will find some Texas watermelons, Mississippi watermelons, Alabama watermelons, Georgia watermelons, and in every size & shape; round, oblong and really long. Iceberg Lettuce, Romaine, Butterhead Lettuce,  Spinach, baby spinach and cabbage.  There are bins of tomatoes, cantaloupe, cucumbers, and baskets of greens, beans and broccoli.  Vegetables & ProduceThey will be selling turnip & mustard greens, green peas & green-beans. Herbs & Spices, okra and garlic under every Shed. Onions, peppers, potatoes and squash. "The magic of the market" starts this summer and extends into the fall for the fruits & vegetablesseason.

    Tailgating at Eastern Market

    FOOTBALL LIONS TAILGATING AT EASTERN MARKET

    Tailgating is a sports-related social event that occurs as a pre-game activity in the parking lots of sports arenas. Basically, the rear end of a vehicle's tailgate is dropped, then utilized as a table platform for all the food, beverages and all you can eat & drink during the tailgate party. Vehicle tailgates are stacked & stuffed with soft drinks, beer, wine, strong liquor, burgers, hot dogs, sausage, steaks or anything edible.

    Tailgating at Eastern Market


    Lions tailgating at Eastern Market is an electrifying experience for Detroit football fans. On game days, this iconic marketplace transforms into a sea of team spirit and camaraderie. Tailgaters converge with grills sizzling, donning Honolulu blue and silver attire. From pre-game rituals to cheers echoing through the air, Eastern Market becomes the epicenter of Lions fandom. Local vendors contribute to the festivities with Detroit-themed fare, creating a culinary mosaic. The vibrant energy and passionate crowd make Lions tailgating at Eastern Market a tradition where the roar of fans mirrors the roar of the pride on the field.

    Tailgating at Eastern Market


    With grills fired up, the air is filled with the enticing aroma of hot dogs and chicken wings sizzling to perfection. Fans, draped in Lions regalia, gather around their car trunks, creating impromptu kitchens of camaraderie. The vibrant scene showcases the true spirit of Detroit fandom, blending the love for football with the rich culinary traditions of tailgating. Tailgating at Eastern Market


    The Detroit Farmer's Market

    STORES & SHOPS
    In this old store...  you can walk into a great selection of cheeses and wines. Plenty of cheeses, bread, spreads, & cakes, pastries & cookie many kinds of other goodie goodie yum yums. Wines by the crates, wine by the bottle, local & imported. Michigan made products, snacks and baked goods.  You can find your favorite wine and cheese among the bounty of stores with a turn of the century charm.

    PAST TO PRESENT 1920s
    Detroit's downtown area expanded rapidly during the early years. By the 1920s the downtown covered a section encompassing Detroit River, the Lodge Freeway, I-75

    Historical Map - Library of Congress

    STREET VENDORS

    Visitors will always find a plethora of vendors every Saturday, in mainly Sheds 2 & 3 and on many streets, but heavily condensed in the Shed 2 areas at the Southern-End of the market.  Add shoppers curiosity to the list of things to see and find such as T-Shirts, sports memorabilia. Colorful and unique gifts are found for that special day or special someone such as custom bottle openers.  Vendors will “boom” in crafts, jewelry, eastern market antiques, art, collectibles and many custom handmade products. This is a relaxing way to spend a weekend. There is always some live entertainment from freelance street performers to heighten the open-air festival atmosphere.

    Detroit's Market

    FLEA MARKET AT THE MARKET
    "Something old, something new; lamps furniture, trinkets". Eastern Market Hours: Mainly on Sundays in Shed 5, and Saturdays, but scattered throughout the market particularly at the south-end of the market near Shed 2 and on the adjacent connecting over-pass heading south toward the Gratiot Street.


    The Detroit Flea Market at Eastern Market is a treasure trove for trinket shoppers. Held periodically, mostly on Saturdays– on every weekend during summer. it features an eclectic mix of vendors offering vintage finds, handmade crafts, and unique treasures. From antique furniture to artisanal goods, the market caters to diverse tastes. Shoppers should arrive early for the best picks and be prepared to haggle for great deals. The vibrant atmosphere, and food trucks add to the experience.

    With a keen eye, shoppers can unearth one-of-a-kind items, making each visit to the Detroit Flea Market at Eastern Market an exciting adventure in urban exploration and discovery.

    To get accurate and current details about the days and hours of operation, you can visit the official website of Eastern Market or contact their information line. Eastern Market Official Website: Eastern Market For real-time information, event schedules, and market hours, you can also inquire through Eastern Market's social media channels or contact the market office directly.

     

    OTHER MARKET LINKS


    LINKS TO GET YOU STARTED:
    Eastern Market Flower Day - In Detail
    Market History - History Notes
    Flower Day
    Photo Gallery Eastern Market
    Eastern Market Hours Saturday: 6AM-4PM


    CUT FLOWERS
    What to Look for at The Farmer's Market

    Cut Flower Gardening - at Home


    What makes a good cut cut-flower?


    Start a small wild flower patch in your backyard garden. Consider what kind of flowers you like–colors, size, short, tall. Also, take into consideration the kinds of smell you are partial to. There are a lot of garden flowers that lends themselves well to making cut flower bouquets all summer long. You can find most of these varieties at the Eastern Market.
    Even more suprising, your garden may already contain some prime accent cut flower candidates. View a partial list of suggestions below:

    Cut flowers to buy at Eastern Market

    Add indoor beauty all summer long


    Cut flowers to buy at Eastern Market

    Include hues of calming purple & blues like forget me nots


    Cut flowers to buy at Eastern Market

    Add accent foliage such as hostas to your arrangements


    Cut flowers to buy at Eastern Market

    Make beautiful bouquets to brighten the Home


    Cut flowers to buy at Eastern Market

    Cut from existing garden annual favorites


    Cut flowers to buy at Eastern Market

    Plant cultivars such as fragrant sage in your Cut Flower Garden


    Cut flowers to buy at Eastern Market

    Plant cultivars such as cosmos in your Cut Flower Garden