Eastern Market is the largest historic public market district in the United States. The first shed was constructed in 1891. The first vendors sold hay and wood. Additional sheds were constructed in 1922 and 1929. Over time the market grew into what it is today.... ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!
We arrived early and it's a good thing we did! We were unaware that the Detroit Beer Festival was happening at the market that day. Luckily, we were able to find a great parking spot close to the sheds before most of the festival goers arrived. We debated whether to enter the beer festival to eat at one of the many food trucks but by the time we finished shopping the line to the beer festival wrapped around the block!
The Saturday we visited only 2 of the 6 sheds were open but that didn't matter. We were not disappointed. There was still so much to look at, smell & taste! My first stop was the Beignets2Go food truck to try their Beignets & Cafe Au Lait. It was a chilly day so they had sold out of Cafe Au Lait already but their beignets were delicious! Every bit as tasty as the beignets I had in New Orleans at Cafe DuMonde.
I devoured a plate of beignets, dusted the powdered sugar off myself & hit the market running not really knowing what I would find. Wow! It was spectacular. Flowers, produce, nursery stock, food, handcrafted specialty goods, coffee, teas and so much more.
Beautiful Cut Flowers
Almost everyone at the market was carrying a huge stalk of Brussels Sprouts. I didn't realize there were that many Brussels Sprout fans out there. I love them and was a bit jealous I couldn't purchase one myself.
The mums were absolutely gorgeous! Had we not been staying until Monday morning I would have packed my car with more goodies.
Murals & Artwork
Dinner & A Show To Remember
Joy To The World - Joy To You & Me!
The Motor City is famous for being the home of MoTown Records but Wendy & I are children of the 70's. Our weekend included Classic Rock! We had fabulous seats to see Three Dog Night at the Andiamo Showroom in Warren, MI. Three Dog Night ROCKED! They sounded great & played every one of their hits.