Eastern Market To Open On Tuesdays

DETROIT (WWJ) – Soon you will be able to shop a second day during the week at Eastern Market.

Michigan U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow is calling for an expansion of hours for one of the nation’s oldest farmers market and is working with market officials on the idea.

Sometime in July, Eastern Market will add another day to its operating schedule, opening on Tuesdays during the growing season.

Eastern Market is a six-block public market that has been feeding Detroit since 1891. Every Saturday it is transformed into a vibrant marketplace where nearly 40,000 people come to browse vendors and merchants selling everything from vegetables to meat.

Visitors can find all types of locally grown products, from fruits and veggies to fresh-cut flowers, homemade jams and maple syrups.

More than 250 independent vendors and merchants participate at the market by processing, wholesaling and retailing food.

By adding a second day, its hoped money can be raised to renovate the Market’s Shed 5 and build a community kitchen.

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