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The asparagus was harvested hours before the market

Corktown debuted its first Farmers Market on May 14 on the lawned patio of Detroit Institute of Bagels. The market is held every Thursday from 4-7 p.m.

It was small, with less than 15 vendors for the first go around. There was a congenial intimacy that made the experience magical. What it did not lack was the healthy selection of fresh farm produce and funky treats like BBQ marshmallows. We look forward to regular visits and watching the market grow into its own.

“It’s a neighborhood market for people who want local produce, and a great place to bump into friends while eating outside at Detroit Institute of Bagels, PJ’s Lager House or Brooklyn St. Local. It’s also really convenient for folks commuting home from downtown,” said Greg Willerer of Brother Nature Produce.

There hasn’t been a Farmers Market in Corktown since the Fisher Freeway came through in 1965, demolishing the old Western Market that was built in the 1800s, so this new market is a welcome addition.

Burda's Berry Farm in Three Rivers, MI
Burda’s Berry Farm in Three Rivers, MI
Enter through Detroit Institute Of Bagels
Enter through Detroit Institute Of Bagels
Labrosse Farms sells baby herbs and vegetables
Labrosse Farms sells baby herbs and vegetables
Ramp sighting! Great seasonal produce
Ramp sighting! Great seasonal produce
What Up Dough! has a name as inventive as its stand
What Up Dough! has a name as inventive as its stand