Eastern Market Returns to the GMRENCEN

Instead of going to Eastern Market, Eastern Market is coming to you this summer! The GMRENCEN is excited to host another fresh food-filled summer when Eastern Market returns to the GM Plaza in June.

 

When will they begin?

 

 

Our season with Eastern Market kicks off June 6 and runs through Oct.17. They’ll be returning to the GM Plaza from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays this summer. Look out for their Eastern Market tent on the way to your car each day!

 

What produce can I buy?

 

 

You’ll be able to buy all kinds of locally grown produce when the farm stand returns. Last year, Eastern Market brought raspberries, romaine lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, green beans, cucumbers, broccoli, sprouts, cabbage, asparagus, potatoes, grapes, cilantro, rutabagas, squashes, bell peppers, bananas, blueberries, watermelons, onions, zucchini, eggs and more. The farm stand will also sell locally sourced and produced jams, jellies and honey.

 

The Mission

 

 

Eastern Michigan is committed to shepherding their rich history to nourish a healthier, wealthier and happier Detroit. They manage operations, develop programs, build facilities, provide infrastructure and collaborate with community partners to:

 

  • Strengthen the Eastern Market District as the most inclusive, resilient and robust regional food hub in the United States.
  • Fortify the food sector as a pillar of regional economic growth.
  • Improve access to healthy, green, affordable and fair food choices in Detroit and Southeast Michigan.

 

Through our partnership as a satellite farm stand, we are happy to provide those who work in the building and local Detroiters the chance to live healthier, more resourceful lives without high prices. We are a proud sponsor of Eastern Market’s farm stand program.

 

Are you looking forward to Eastern Market returning to the GMRENCEN? What produce to you want to see? Let us know what’s on your shopping list in the comments below!

7 thoughts on “Eastern Market Returns to the GMRENCEN

  1. I do not remember seeing this last year.
    Looking forward to it! Thinks its a great idea. Any chance they will have local honey and propolis for sale?
    Thanks for organizing this for the GM Ren Cen.

    1. Hi Kari – Yes, Eastern Market did have an assortment of bee products with them last year, so they may bring it again this year. Unfortunately there is no way of knowing what they will bring ahead of time. We hope to see you Wednesdays!

    1. Hi Vicky – Yes, the GM Plaza is the elevated area between Atwater and the Detroit Riverfront. It is the parcel of land that General Motors donated to the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy in 2004.

  2. I looked for this tent last Wednesday (7/11/18) on my way out of work, and it was not there. I’m hoping they are still coming out every week – can anyone clarify?

    1. Sorry for the inconvenience, Trish. We couldn’t host Eastern Market last week because we were setting up the Chevrolet Rockin’ on the Riverfront stage. Eastern Market will be back this week, and every Wednesday after!

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