With your support, we can bring better food to Detroit area tables and bring positive change to our regional food system. 

We build partnerships to educate children about their food and help develop young farmers to steward the land on which we depend.

We work continuously to improve the market with Shed renovations, additional market days, creative local vendors, and comprehensive security.

Our goal is to provide you with the best possible experience when you visit Eastern Market.

Our work increases public awareness of healthy, green, affordable, and fair food.



As a Friend of Eastern Market, you’ll be treated to an exclusive Behind the Scenes look at all Eastern Market is and does for the community.

You will enjoy our “Friends Welcome Breakfast,” hosted by Eastern Market President Dan Carmody.

We have special gifts for you PLUS the opportunity to attend free classes offered in these categories: Cooking, Gardening and Nutrition/Healthy eating.

Your Friends of Eastern Market donation will also help fight hunger - 5% of your contribution to EMC will be donated to our partners, Forgotten Harvest and Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan.  If you have a preference where you would like for your donation to go please indicate Forgotten Harvest or Gleaners Community Food Bank in the memo at the time of your transaction.



We leverage Eastern Market’s dynamic history, manage operations, develop programs, build facilities, and provide critical infrastructure to:

  • Strengthen the Eastern Market District
  • Fortify the food sector as a pillar of regional economic growth
  • Improve access to healthy, green, affordable, and fair food choices in Detroit and throughout Southeast Michigan

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