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With a focus on Michigan-based businesses, All Things Detroit expands in Eastern Market

Jennyfer Crawford, founder of All Things Detroit

More than 250 Michigan-based businesses are set to descend upon Eastern Market this Sunday, May 7, for the Pre-Mother's Day edition of All Things Detroit. The shopping event will feature a wide-ranging mix of retailers and wares, from vintage clothing to all natural bath and body products, custom plants to handmade furniture. New to this year's event is a fleet of 20 food trucks, including the Delect-a-Bowl, Crepe Day-Twah, and El Charro Food Trucks.

Jennyfer Crawford started All Things Detroit out of her one-bedroom apartment about four years ago, and then hosted events at Niki's Lounge downtown, helping her friends sell homemade products like earrings and other pieces of jewelry. She moved the event to Eastern Market where it's has only grown since. A reported 10,000 customers came through the most recent iteration of All Things Detroit.

She's added a shed of vendors for this weekend's event, which now encompasses Sheds 2, 3, 4, and 5. Crawford's All Things Detroit events take place three times a year, and always at Eastern Market.

"It's just a great way to support small businesses," says Crawford. "People come from all over the state, from as far as Traverse City. I just want to bring people to Detroit and have people patronize small businesses."

This round of All Things Detroit will focus on Mother's Day, featuring 'Mom and Me' photo opportunities, fresh flowers, and games like cornhole and miniature golf. The event is family-friendly, including face-painting, and children 12 and under get in free.

Tickets for All Things Detroit are available in advance and the day of the event and range from $5 to $15, general admission and Beat the Crowd prices, respectively. General admission begins at 11 a.m. Beat the Crowd ticketholders get a first crack at the vendors' tables with a 9:30 a.m. entrance time. The event closes at 4 p.m.

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MJ Galbraith is Model D's development news editor. Follow him on Twitter @mikegalbraith.
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