Kenzoil maker finds word of mouth spreads his sales

Published on April 29, 2010 - 9:28 am

The Detroit News-April 22, 2010

Howell -- Nearly every Thursday and Friday, Ken Carlsen loads up his 1991 Honda Accord with dozens of bottles of Kenzoil, an olive oil with spices that can be used as a dressing or dipping sauce, and makes deliveries to some of his 75 retailers in Metro Detroit.

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Block profile: Service Street in Eastern Market -Model D Media

Published on April 27, 2010 - 2:10 pm

Model D Media-Tuesday, April 27, 2010

At the southwest corner of Detroit's Eastern Market, you'll find an ordinary looking block of commercial buildings, storefronts and parking meters. Although home to recognizable city sights like the old Atlas Furniture building and Discount Candles, this Gratiot block, framed by Riopelle and Russell, shows little life.

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Published on April 7, 2010 - 7:56 pm

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Detroit Resta.

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Randy's Granola moves HQ downtown, now on the hunt for Detroit production facility

Published on March 9, 2010 - 7:23 am

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

In another foodie victory for a potato chips kind of town, Randy's Granola has relocated to Detroit from the west side of the state. So far they've brought over administrative operations only -- the hand-crafted, all-natural, gluten free, vegan whole grain product is still made Grand Rapids.

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Hands Up For Detroit

Published on March 2, 2010 - 7:17 am

Excerpted from the blog entry

A thorough reexamination of what a city is, was, and could be is underway in Detroit and the possibilities seem endless. Obviously there are major issues to be dealt with but for those with an idea and the drive to realize it there isn't a better place to be in the United States right now. (Below, the evolving Eastern Market-part of Detroit's ongoing revitalization.

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Historic Detroit Venue Transforms

Published on December 19, 2009 - 10:56 am

Renovated Eastern Market is a chic event destination

GM car unveiling in Shed 3 marks veggie vendor's new era, identity

The site was Shed 3 of Detroit's Eastern Market, better known as a place for buying tomatoes and eggplants than Chevrolets. But renovations of Eastern Market's historic sheds have boosted the star power of the region's largest public market.

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Eastern Market hosts electronic waste donation drive

Published on December 8, 2009 - 2:10 pm

Give Old Phones, Pagers, PDA's and Digital Cameras for a Great Cause

Eastern Market is holding an e-waste recycling drive on both Saturday December 12 & 19.

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Santa Claus is coming to the Market

Published on December 8, 2009 - 12:54 pm

Detroit, MI, December 12 & 19, 2009 - Eastern Market is celebrating the holiday season with ice sculpting; Detroit Edison Public School Academy Children's Choir will greet the customer with Christmas carols and Santa & Mrs. Claus is coming to town. 

Creative Ice Sculptors will perform on December 12 at 10am - 1pm in two locations on Saturday.

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USDA grant to benefit Mich. produce farmers

Published on December 4, 2009 - 4:59 pm

A project that will add millions of dollars to the local economy, expand marketing opportunities for local farmers and give urban dwellers easier access to fresh food recently got a boost from a $40,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Small distributors focus on getting local produce to state's restaurants, schools and grocery stores

Published on November 18, 2009 - 12:30 pm

Eric Hahn is on the front lines of a growing movement to increase sales of Michigan-grown foods in Michigan, but he's not a farmer or a specialty grocer.

The 42-year-old Charlevoix resident runs Locavore Food Distributors, one of a handful of small companies in the state that are playing a crucial role in expanding the local foods market.

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