Eastern Market Detroit is the largest historic public market district in the United States. Founded in 1891 the market is home to both retail and wholesale sales.
Located just east of the Central Business District, the market district covers 43-acres and is bordered by Gratiot Avenue (south), Mack Avenue (north), I-75 (west) and St. Aubin (east). Five market shed are the core of the market, surrounded by both retail and wholesale businesses as well as restaurants, bars and artists’ lofts.
On any given Saturday, more than 39,000 metro Detroiters and tourists shop elbow to elbow for fruits, vegetables, breads, baked goods, jellies, jams, honey, apple cider, cheeses, spices, herbs, plants and flowers. Farmers come from all over the State of Michigan, Ohio and Ontario, Canada to sell their products to the eagerly awaiting public.
While Saturday is the busiest day of the week, most people are unaware that the Eastern Market is open six days a week, (the area is closed on Sundays). While the public farmers market is only once a week, (the area is closed on Sundays). While the public farmers market is only once a week (Saturday), the retail shops, restaurants and wholesale market operate six days a week.