Neighborhood farmers markets begin their seasons -- here are the wheres and whens

Eastern Market -- much as we love the grande dame -- isn't the only game in town when it comes to farmers markets. Here's a rundown of some other markets in Detroit.

Northwest Detroit Farmers Market began its season on May 27 and will run through October 14. It occurs each Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. and boasts 15 to 20 stalls with locally grown produce, baked goods, flowers, spices, teas, coffee, meats and seafood -- all produced by the person selling it. Cash, credit and debit cards, Bridge Card, Project FRESH and Senior Project FRESH are all accepted. Head to the south parking of the Bushnell Congregational Church, along the Southfield service drive, south of Grand River.

On Saturdays, the East Warren Ave. Farmers Market pops up in East English Village from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will run from June 12 through October 2, with a break on July 3. Cash, credit, Bridge Card and Project FRESH are accepted. The market is located at the corner of E. Warren and Bishop. For more information, contact Jenny at 313-571-2800 x1131.

Midtown has two markets, both operated by SEED Wayne. They start this week and run through the end of October.

The Wayne State Wednesday Farmers Market will take place Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Cass Avenue, in front of Prentis Hall and across from Detroit Public Library's Main Branch. The Wayne State University School of Medicine (Monthly) Farmers Market can be found every third Thursday of the month from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of Scott Hall, across from Detroit Receiving Hospital, and close to the intersection of St. Antoine and Canfield Streets.

Both markets accept cash, Bridge Card, Project Fresh and Senior Project Fresh coupons. Only the Wednesday market accepts the WSU One Card. SEED expects to double Bridge Card Benefits at the markets starting in July.

Writer: Kelli B. Kavanaugh

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