We greatly appreciate your interest in becoming part of the area's most lively and diverse public market. When it comes to adding new vendors, specialty vendors and non-food vendors, we're interested. Find out more about our exciting range of market days and how to become a part of them.



Getting the word out

We encourage our vendors to promote their businesses through flyers, posters and ads, as well as Facebook, Twitter and their own websites.

Starting the process

  1. Please read the 2015–16 Vendor Handbook.
      It will tell you all you need to know about becoming a vendor and help you determine if Eastern Market is a good fit for your business.
  2. Fill out and print a hard copy of your application and submit to our main office. APPLICATION WILL BE AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 2016. Please check back then.
    • We encourage you to include photos, copies of promotional materials and samples (where appropriate) to help us better understand your business.
      Proof of general liability insurance is not required with your application.
  3. Decide which market day(s) in which you're interested.
      To decide which market day(s) you're interested in, visit A Taste of Our Markets. Attendance numbers vary:
      • Saturday Market: 45,000 during peak season (May–June)
      • Flower Day: 250,000
      • Tuesday Market: 3,000–4,500
      • Sunday Street Market: 5,000–7,000
  4. Be patient.
      Market space is in high demand. It may take awhile to review your application and decide if your products complement our market mix.
  5. Attend a vendor orientation session in February.
      We urge anyone interested in becoming an Eastern Market vendor to attend one of the two orientation sessions we hold in February. During these meetings, we'll talk about how to prepare a good application and walk you through the application process.
  6. Wait for space.
      If we don't have space, we'll keep your application on file for 12 months in case stalls become available.
    • We encourage you to reapply each winter to be considered for space that begins in April.

Thank you again for your interest. We look forward to reviewing your application.

If you have questions about becoming a vendor or need help submitting an application, feel free to contact us for support.

Welcome Center Hours

Stop in to ask a question, get our newest maps and recipes, use our bathrooms, or present your Bridge Card to receive tokens accepted at many vendors under the sheds.

Every Saturday, year-round

7am – 4pm

Every Tuesday, June–end of October, plus Thanksgiving Week

9am – 3pm

Every Sunday, June–end of October, plus Thanksgiving Week

10am – 4pm

District shops and restaurants are open after shed hours. Check our directory for specifics.

1445 Adelaide, Detroit, MI 48207 (between Sheds 2 and 3)
Get directions

Want to be a volunteer?

We're a nonprofit company, so we rely on the generosity of a fantastic group of volunteers. But we always need more. Check our listings to find an event or activity that matches your interests.

Find out more

Want to be a Friend?

A donation of $25 or more makes you a Friend of Eastern Market. You'll be helping put healthy food on Detroit's tables, educating children about nutrition, helping local farmers, and keeping Eastern Market vibrant and safe. You're also invited to our Friends Welcome Breakfast. With friends like you, anything is possible.