DETROIT (WWJ) – A busy day at Eastern Market Saturday with lots of free events, including an ice cream giveaway to celebrate the Cooking Channel’s first birthday.

The host of “Kelsey’s Essentials“, Kelsey Nixon, said they’ll be giving away Hudsonville Ice Cream at Eastern Market from 10 am to 4 pm.

“Jumping on the whole food trend of food trucks, we have our own Cooking Channel ice cream truck and we did this last year and we’re doing it again and we have all sorts of stops around the United States where we’re popping in to different cities and offering up the best frozen treats that city has to offer,” she said.

Nixon is a big promoter of seasonal cooking, saying Eastern Market is the perfect place for Detroiters to get fresh ingredients.

“Just kind of the encouragement to head to your farmer’s market to actually buy the food that’s growing in your area of the country during whatever specific month it is .¬† And what’s so great about that is your food ends up tasting better.¬† It ends up being more affordable and most importantly, it’s better for you,” she said.

But it’s not just all about the free ice cream and fresh fruits and vegetables at the Market. There will also be live entertainment, the Mosaic Youth Theater and a Taste of Eastern Market on Saturday.

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