Nutrition Education

We take pride in our Eastern Market Community Kitchen in Shed 5. It is the home to an ever-changing group of small food business owners through the Detroit Kitchen Connect program and is crucial towards our mission of being an inclusive regional food hub.

The other way we activate this kitchen is through our cooking classes and demonstrations. You can find full information below about kids and adult cooking classes throughout this summer, upcoming demonstrations during our Saturday Markets, and recipes from past demonstrations held in our space!

Cooking Classes


Tuesdays, June – September, $15/class ($12/senior), 1pm – 3pm

11.    Breakfast Foods a Go-Go – August 22

12.   Slow-Cooked Pork with Tomatoes and Sweet Corn Broth – August 29

13.   Pan-Fried Lake Perch with Remoulade, Wild Rice, and Green Beans – September 5

14.   Chicken Breast with Fresh Greens, Peppers, and Grits – September 12

15.   Steak with Potatoes, Roasted Vegetables, & Mushroom Demi-Glace – September 19


Tuesdays, June – August, $10/class, 9:00am – 10:30am

9.    Ice Cream Social – August 22

We also have exclusive cooking classes year-round for our Friends of Eastern Market. Find out more about becoming a Friend today!


Here are recipes from recent cooking classes. Try them out at home!

April 22 - Pasta Primavera

April 29 - Red Lentil Dal with Rice & Raïta

May 6 - Buckwheat Pancakes with Rhubarb Compote

June 24 - Whole Grain Salad with Roasted Asparagus & Arugula

June 27 - Tuesday Two Bean Salad

Give Back to Eastern Market

Our work as a nonprofit includes managing the public market and operating programs to strengthen Metro Detroit’s food sector. We operate programs that increase access to healthy food and incubate and accelerate the growth of food businesses. Donate today & become a Friend of Eastern Market!


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Tuesday & Sunday Markets

Tuesday and Sunday Markets are open now through September! Our Tuesday Markets are a smaller version of our Saturday tradition that include cooking classes and free yoga/Zumba. Our Sunday Market features art, jewelry, Michigan-made products, antiques, entertainment, and more.

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