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Fresh Wagon routes link neighborhoods to Eastern Market

Detroit — After a rocky start last fall that attracted only a few residents, city officials this weekend re-launched Fresh Wagon bus routes linking residents to fresh, affordable and healthy produce. City officials on Saturday expressed confidence that the re-launch of the service, which is in partnership with Eastern...

May 2, 2017

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Eastern Market and Michigan food processor promise locals nutritious food and jobs

Michigan farmers produce over 300 commodities, making us the second most diverse agriculture industry in the country, beat out only by California. Yet, many Detroiters lack access to fresh fruits and vegetables. You may have heard the city referred to as a "food desert."Things are getting better as restaurants...

April 6, 2017

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Eastern Market Brings Michigan Farm to Freezer Initiative to Detroit

Eastern Market Corp. (EMC) today announced a partnership with Michigan Farm to Freezer, a community-based processor of fruits and vegetables based in Traverse City, which will bring its operations to Detroit. Launched by Brandon Seng and Mark Coe in 2013, Farm to Freezer flash-freezes produce sourced from local farmers to...

April 6, 2017

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Michigan Farm to Freezer expanding to Eastern Market

Michigan Farm to Freezer, a Traverse City-based processor of fresh produce, is expanding to Detroit's Eastern Market. The company has leased the long-vacant former Cattleman's Meat building at 1820 Mack Ave. near the Dequindre Cut and plans a $1 million investment to renovate and equip the space. Eastern Market Corp. is contributing $400,000...

April 6, 2017

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Eastern Market to Host 125th Anniversary Gala and Public Celebration

EASTERN MARKET TO HOST 125th ANNIVERSARY GALA  AND PUBLIC CELEBRATION FOR MILESTONE ANNIVERSARY Nourishing a healthier, wealthier and happier Detroit Gala proceeds benefit Eastern Market’s mission to improve access to fresh food, support work to incubate and accelerate the development of food entrepreneurs and enhance the experience of...

September 12, 2016

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Eastern Market Looks To Get More Fresh Food To More People With Newly Donated Ford Transit Van

Eastern Market Looks To Get More Fresh Food To More People With Newly Donated Ford Transit VanBy Daily Detroit Staff Eastern Market is a hub of fresh produce for the city and the region, but you might not know that they also have a program of 21 Eastern Market Farm Stands...

June 23, 2016

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Eastern Market Corporation To Expand Food Accessibility Programs With Ford Motor Company Ford Transit Donation

CONTACT: Matt Friedman248 626 0006 / mfriedman@tannerfriedman.com EASTERN MARKET CORPORATION TO EXPAND FOOD ACCESSIBILITY PROGRAMS WITH FORD MOTOR COMPANY FORD TRANSIT DONATIONNew Ford Transit Allows Eastern Market to Serve More Farm Stand Locations, Provide Greater Food Diversity As Market Celebrates 125th Anniversary DETROIT – (June xx, 2016) – Ford Motor Company has donated a 2016 Ford...

June 15, 2016

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Eastern Market Corporation Receives Gift of Support From Sun Communities

CONTACT: Matt Friedman248 626 0006 / mfriedman@tannerfriedman.comEASTERN MARKET CORPORATION RECEIVES GIFT OF SUPPORT FROM SUN COMMUNITIESSun Contributions Will Sustain Community Programs As Market Marks 125th Anniversary DETROIT – (June 13, 2016) – Sun Communities, Inc, the nation’s premier provider of manufactured home communities and RV resorts, headquartered just outside Detroit in Southfield, Michigan, announces a majo...

June 14, 2016

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Pure Michigan "Soul" Ad Highlights Detroit

Pure Michigan 'Soul' ad that highlights Detroit to debut at Tigers game tonightBy Chris Ehrmann for Crain's Detroit BusinessJune 6, 2016Travel Michigan hopes the second time is the charm for the debut of its new "Soul" TV commercial focused on Detroit.The TV ad, part of the state's Pure Michigan campaign,...

June 6, 2016

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Could Eastern Market Provide the Model of the Future of Detroit?

Could Eastern Market Provide the Model of the Future of Detroit?Dan Carmody of Eastern Market discusses with Stephen Henderson on WDET's Detroit TodayDetroit’s Eastern Market is no run-of-the-mill farmer’s market. Since the late 1800s it’s been a hub of city commerce. It’s a Detroit institution that has...

June 7, 2016

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Usher in Detroit, visits Motown Museum, Eastern Market

Usher in Detroit, visits Motown Museum, Eastern MarketBy Stephanie Steinberg for The Detroit NewsPopstar Usher is in Detroit for the Ford Freedom Awards tonight, but with apparent time to kill, he checked out the Motown Historical Museum, Eastern Market and Nojo Kicks shoe store Tuesday afternoon.The 37-year-old singer posted...

June 7, 2016

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Everyone Needs to Visit Eastern Market At Least Once

Everyone Needs to Visit Eastern Market At Least OnceBy Gina Joseph for The Oakland PressIf you visit Eastern Market for the first time there is a good chance you will meet Eric Smith of Carlton, Michigan, one of the growers who gets a big kick out of people who are...

June 7, 2016

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Come Hungry, Leave Happy: Touring Detroit's Eastern Market

Come Hungry, Leave Happy: Touring Detroit's Eastern MarketBy Aaron Cruz from Awesome MittenEastern Market, in the heart of Detroit, is a neighborhood with over 125 years of stories involving fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, holiday trees, specialty shops, restaurants and a whole lot more. Recently, I was invited by Feet on the...

December 4, 2015

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Welcome Mat: Home news, events around Metro Detroit

Welcome Mat: Home news, events around Metro DetroitWin Pewabic’s Eastern Market tileBy Maureen Feighan, The Detroit NewsAs part of its upcoming 26th annual House & Garden Show June 2-5, Detroit’s beloved Pewabic Pottery is introducing a new tile that features an iconic city institution: Eastern Market. The tile ($95) is t...

May 27, 2016

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How Chef Larissa Popa Is Teaching Detroiters About Whole-Animal Butchery

How Chef Larissa Popa Is Teaching Detroiters About Whole Animal ButcheryThe Meatstress breaks down a Mangalitsa pig at Eastern Marketby Brenna HouckAppeared in Detroit Eater on 5/19/16It's Monday morning in Eastern Market's Shed 5 and the kitchen is filled with men and women crowded around a rolling metal table. At the...

May 20, 2016

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Growing Communities 2015 Micro-grant List of Winners and Press Release

Entrepreneurial sector in metro-Detroit will continue to fuel Michigan’s economy with announcement of ‘Growing Communities’ grant winners Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Citizens Bank award micro-grants to 70 small businesses. DETROIT – Today the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and Citizens Bank announced the latest round of micro-grants to Eastern Market Corporat...

November 18, 2015

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Detroit Lions' Punter Serves Up Slices to Beat Cancer during Tuesday Market

During Tuesday Market, October 20, Detroit Lions' punter Sam Martin, along with a few of his teammates, will be serving up 9” personal pizzas at Eastern Market on the Bigalora Wood Fired Food TruckWood Fired Food Truck in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month. #GameOnCancer FULL PRESS RELEASE HERE

October 19, 2015

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Citizens Bank, Eastern Market, and Michigan Economic Development Corporation Grow Jobs, Local Food Businesses

Citizens Bank’s Growing Communities program in partnership with MEDC support will provide grants to local vendors, farmers; More than $550,000 has been invested by Citizens Bank and MEDC in Detroit through the program since 2012. Detroit, MI – July 15, 2015 – Citizens Bank, Eastern Market Corporation, and Michigan Economic Development Corporation today announced the latest...

July 15, 2015

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Metro Detroit Flower Growers Association to Host 49th Annual Flower Day at Eastern Market

News and Photo Advisory for Sunday, May 17, 2015Who:Metropolitan Flower Growers Association (MDFGA) and Eastern MarketJerry Post, Vice President, Metropolitan Detroit Flower Growers AssociationDan Carmody, President, Eastern Market CorporationEmma Velasco, COO, Eastern Market CorporationWhen: Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.Where: Eastern Market, 2934 Russell Street, Detroit, MI 48207Construction and Pa...

May 13, 2015

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Eastern Market Corporation to Open New $8.5 Million Shed 5 Project

New and renovated space to strengthen Eastern Market, surrounding district, and regional food economy through entrepreneurship and education DETROIT – (May 1, 2015) - Eastern Market Corporation, the nonprofit corporation that operates Detroit's historic Eastern Market, a public market that has served Detroit since 1891, announces the completion of its $8.5 million Shed 5 project. The en...

April 30, 2015

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