The 4.5 acre market has been around since 1891 and is listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places. Many merchants and farmers have been here for 4 generations. It is located within walking distance of Ford Field and Comerica Park and you’re able to bike to the RiverWalk, Corktown, Downtown and Midtown. On Tuesdays, the day we went, only shed 2 is open but the variety of produce was incredible. Lots of pumpkins, peppers, corn and root veggies abounded. Additionally there were vendors selling their wares – soaps, pickles, pies and beautiful handmade scarves, hats and HOT-HOT-HOT this year, capes. We had tastings of Supino’s pizza and Germack’s house roasted coffee. My favorite was walking through the Gratiot Central Market. There were many childhood food memories brought to mind – oxtails: Aunt Betty’s oxtail soup; lamb shanks: my Mom made the best ever; duck eggs – dad loved them; beef liver – grandpa Smith’s favorite and big, big, short ribs… I could go on and on. I veered off the “beaten path” and found a great doggie and kitty store “3 dogs and 1 cat.” It was fun to browse the very expensive collars and leashes made by Shinola – I love my pups but hundreds of dollars for each of them is not in my budget. They’ll never know. And, the murals, dozens of them through out the market are incredible. The talent is beyond belief…
MAKE EVERY DAY A MILLION DOLLAR ONE!
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE BISTRO!!