Looking for somewhere fun to go on Tuesdays? Why not try Detroit’s Eastern Market. Parking is not as congested as Saturday mornings, and there are less vendors, but you can still find everything there on Tuesdays that you find on Saturdays.
Eastern Market is the largest historic market in the country, a 4.5 acre display of the freshest fruits and vegetables in the metro Detroit area. Surrounding the market area are several blocks of restaurants, boutiques, wine, cheese and candles, art and coffee shops, bakeries, and antique and resale shops.
Available in the market area are many types of blooming flowers, whether it be hanging baskets, potted sunflowers, other potted flowers or flowers cut for your dinner table. We found (fresher than anything you’ve ever experienced) produce from area farmers, super-sized, and ready for smoothies or family meals. Real farm-fresh eggs were also available. Specialty products, art, jewelry, Michigan-made products and several food trucks are also nearby. Vendors are independently run businesses and can change week to week, so it is always a surprise at the hidden treasures available that day.
The Undercover Divas left with blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, nectarines, and beets for smoothies, sweet corn, spaghetti squash, sweet potatoes, a couple of potted sunflower plants, reading material from Michigan State University’s Extension Program on healthy growing and eating of fruits and vegetables, hanging baskets, potatoes and onions. Be sure to bring a wagon, if you plan on buying like we did.
Tuesdays at Eastern Market starts the beginning of June and ends the last Tuesday of October. Stands open early-early (word is the farmers start arriving around 3am, but that’s just too early for us to confirm) and are usually gone by 3pm. Driving to Eastern Market, take I-75 to the Mack exit, from either north or south. Then travel past McDonalds to Russell St. and turn right. It is an open-air market located in the downtown Detroit area. Make sure you allow plenty of time as there is so much to see and experience in the Eastern Market area.