Eastern Market Farm Stand Program at the GMRENCEN

By: Patrice Brown, Food Access Coordinator at the Eastern Market


The benefits of garlic are life changing! Two years ago, while at a farm stand site I learned that garlic is a natural anti-inflammatory. Basically, it helps take away those puffy areas i.e. swollen ankles.


Garlic proves that one of earth’s best qualities is to produce super foods that grow naturally and help rejuvenate our bodies! Just last week one of our 2017 fellows dared to chew a raw garlic clove. She reveled at the fact that she just tasted one of nature’s best anti-inflammatory remedies.


Raw garlic scapes are crunchy like green beans and if you’re wondering how you can use them, you can sauté, grill, and add them to your pesto’s and homemade dressings. So try a garlic scape or clove from our farm stand this week and every Tuesday from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the GM Plaza through September. You won’t regret the benefits!





We are enjoying our partnership with the GMRENCEN and the RiverFront Conservancy this summer! We started farm stands on the riverfront in June around River Days.


Your Riverfront Farm Stand Fellows are having meaningful conversations around “What’s for dinner?” and making certain that you get to take home some great produce for you, your family, and friends to enjoy this summer.


Remember shopping local keeps the cost down in your food budget. Check out our seasonal eating guide. Who better to source local from then your partners at Eastern Market Farm Stand?


You can find the following produce selections at our table each week (based on seasonality):


Michigan Blueberries

Michigan Watermelons

Michigan Eggs

Michigan Honey

Michigan Jams

Michigan Pumpkin Seeds

Michigan Romain

Michigan Zucchini

Michigan Summer Squash…


and so much more! We accept credit cards, cash, Bridge Cards, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC Project Fresh Coupons, and Senior Market Fresh Coupons. Double your EBT Dollars when you buy local! Bring a friend and come check us out!



Check out our Eastern Market Facebook page. We discuss how your support of the Riverfront farm stand helps support other community farm stands. Check out the live feed here.