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Corktown Farmer's Market every Thursday

Dawn Demuy, right, the owner of Labrosse Farms, shows off fresh beets and flowers as her husband sets up their stand. (Photo: Max Ortiz / The Detroit News)

Dawn Demuy, right, the owner of Labrosse Farms, shows off fresh beets and flowers as her husband sets up their stand.
(Photo: Max Ortiz / The Detroit News)

They say all politics is local. In Detroit, it seems most business is local too.

There’s a great sense of pride in watching new ventures – for-profit or non-profit – spring up and succeed in this town. Often, it seems to be because the people behind these projects are neighbors, co-workers, friends of a friend, and the like. The relative smallness of Detroit is also its sweetness.

That’s just one reason you should check out the Corktown Farmer’s Market, which is open every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. through October.

The vendors and farmers involved in setting the market up and selling are all local, and committed to Detroit’s success. Check out veggie products from ACRE farm, a farm in N. Corktown that offers CSAs and provides food for several Detroit restaurants, or Brother Nature Produce, another Corktown farm. Browse soaps and lip balm from Motor City Soaps, or even try some locally-sourced marshmallows from Detroit Marshmallow Co.

As a member of the ACRE’s CSA last year, I can vouch for the outstanding quality of their products and others like them. And you couldn’t ask for better or more community-oriented people to deeply involved with project so critical to the city’s revitalization.

Detroit NEEDS a farmer’s market, and Corktown offers the perfect location.

What better way to enjoy the (albeit delayed) beautiful summer weather we’re having than to get out and get your veggies (and bagels) today!

Kaitlyn Buss
Kaitlyn Buss is editorial page writer for The Detroit News. Prior to joining the News, she lived in Washington, D.C., where she worked in public relations, opinion writing, and ran communications for an association of state legislators. She's a native of Metro Detroit. Follow her @KaitlynBuss.