We are a champion of great partnerships and offer many offsite markets to make sure we reach every corner of our city and beyond. This connectivity helps us in our mission of nourishing a healthier, wealthier, and happier Detroit. Learn more about these markets below.
Detroit Market Garden
With our cities’ growing interest in creating sustainable communities, The Greening of Detroit launched Detroit Market Garden, a pilot program to close the gap between farm and market. This small-scale farm grows and harvests crops to sell solely in Eastern Market sheds including:
- Field production of dozens of fruits, vegetables and cut flowers.
- Three 30' x 96' solar passive greenhouses to grow food 11 months a year.
- A 30' x 96' heated transplant greenhouse to grow all plants from seed.
- A focus on “closing the loop" for on-site waste and consumption.
Detroit Market Garden also offers adult and youth apprenticeship programs, workshops, tastings and tours. Find out how you can get involved at The Greening of Detroit.
Gratiot Central Market
Gratiot Central Market’s specialty is a wide array of meat choices including beef tongue, oxtail, homemade sausages, goat, lamb, crab, lobster, salmon, and many more! The market also includes a local wine and cheese shop, various restaurants, and a health food supplement store just a short distance from Eastern Market.
Within the market, you can find Red Truck Fresh Produce, which offers fresh produce, healthy prepared foods, and a variety of locally produced goods six days a week. Red Truck is the one place in the market district that you can purchase a head of lettuce year round. The store also runs a workforce training long term unemployed Detroiters, with an additional focus on training veterans. Learn more at the Red Truck Fresh Produce website.
Find hours, contact information, and more for Gratiot Central Market shops in our Business Directory.
Detroit Community Markets
Detroit Community Markets are neighborhood locations where you can buy fresh, affordable, and locally produced food. This network is made up of farmers' markets, farm stands, mobile trucks, and food box programs. These markets seek to improve neighborhoods, support local growers, and create public spaces where residents can come together.
Visit the Detroit Community Markets website for a full list of locations, methods of payment including Bridge Cards and Double Up Food Bucks, and much more!
As important as it is to fill our market with the freshest fruits and vegetables, it may be even more important to bring them to communities with little access to wholesome foods. Since 2009, we have established pop-up mobile markets in many Detroit-area locations to create a healthier Southeastern Michigan.
Eastern Market Farm Stand proudly accepts cash, credit/debit, SNAP Bridge Cards, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC Project FRESH, and Senior Market Fresh.
We’ve partnered with several Detroit-based independent grocery stores to promote increased produce consumption and healthy lifestyles. Most “Tasting Stations” are set up inside grocery stores near the produce department to promote healthy eating through the distribution of samples and recipe cards. We also help connect grocery store stores with our Wholesale Market.
Welcome Center Hours
Stop in to ask a question, get maps and recipes, or present your Bridge Card to receive tokens accepted at many vendors under the sheds.
- Saturday 7am-4pm (year-round)
- Tuesday 9am-3pm (June-Sept.)
- Sunday 10am-4pm (June-Sept.)
District shops and restaurants are open after shed hours.
Check our directory for specifics.
1445 Adelaide, Detroit, MI 48207
(between Sheds 2 and 3)
Detroit Kitchen Connect
Do you have a food business you'd like to get off the ground? We want to help you get there! We offer commercial kitchen space, technical assistance and workshops through our partnership with FoodLab Detroit.Get Connected
Give the Gift of Friendship
Now until December 31, give the Gift of Friendship by joining the Friends of Eastern Market! Your donation supports fresh food access, food entrepreneurship, and operations of the market. As a Friend, you will enjoy cooking classes, access to events & great gifts.FIND OUT MORE