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!