Originally opened in 1841 as the Farmers Market in Detroit devoted to hay and wood sales. Through the years as the market grew sheds were built and in 1891 the Farmer’s Market moved to its present location and was renamed Eastern Market. Stalls rented by farmers were decorated with murals of produce and livestock and have now become Eastern Market logos.
Here you will find stalls selling a mix of produce, bread, sweets, coffee, meat sticks, cheese, flowers, baked goods, fruits, vegetables, homemade jams, maple syrups, locally produced speciality food products, meat and sometimes the occasional goose or rabbit.
Although all days are good to visit, Saturdays are exceptional with fresh produce coming in and more stalls opened. The market is open all around the year but the selections and crowds are bigger from May-October. Don’t miss the speciality stores on the market’s perimeter. During peak season there is also a Tuesday market and a Sunday market specialising in Michigan made goods. Also visit the nearby art galleries like Inner State Gallery, Riopelle, Trinosophes Project and the Red Bull House of Art.
Eastern Market Travel Tips
- Free Parking.
- Go early to get suitable parking.
- Best day to visit is Saturday.
- Beware of pick-pockets.
How to Reach Eastern Market
- Bus No. 040 stops at Russell & Division and Russell & Alfred and Russell & Erskine
- Bus No. 034 stops at Gratiot & St. Aubin and Gratiot & Adelaide
- Bus No. 510, 530 580 stop at Gratiot & St. Aubin and Gratoit @ Adelaide
- Bus No. 040 stops at Russell & Fisher Freeway
- Plenty of eateries and eatables available in the Eastern Market.
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17.47% of people who visit Detroit include Eastern Market in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
50% of people start their Eastern Market visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Eastern Market
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Eastern Market
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