Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Saturdays at the Eastern Market
For some reasons, produce tastes better when its sitting out in an open air stand and the signs over it with the prices are written in hand. That's part of the allure of Detroit's Eastern Market where on most Saturdays about 40,000 people show up to mull over produce and other farm products. It makes us feel better to hand our money over to the person that grew the stuff. Why is it called the Eastern Market? Because in the 19th century in Detroit there were also a Central Market and a Western Market, which was located at Michigan and Trumbull. It obviously gave way to a baseball park, old Tiger Stadium. The Central Market was in the downtown business district.