Now that Autumn is in full swing (my favorite season!), this may be the last opportunity I have to share these photos from a month or two ago. Sam and I stayed with my brother, Jeff, in the Detroit area a few weeks back for a wedding we had in Michigan. Jeff really wanted to take us to the Eastern Market in Detroit, as its one of his favorite things about living in the Detroit area during his podiatry residency. I’m all about fresh product and community spaces (not to mention plants), so we were totally down for this early morning adventure in Detroit.
We departed with bags full of fresh, organic produce to take back with us to Chicago. We adopted 20 new plants for our apartment (thanks to Sam for graciously supporting my plant-hoarding tendencies). We nibbled samples of juicy fruits and crisp veggies. We pulled apart flaky pastries for breakfast and splattered tomato sauce over our clothes after our food truck lunch. We meandered around antique shops bordering the Market. For the few hours we spent wandering and ogling and taste-testing and taking a billion photos of everything, I found happiness in its purest form.
While there are so many things I can say about this incredible community niche, I feel like the photos of Eastern Market speak louder than words. This space captivated me, and I would have no problem visiting the Eastern Market every weekend for the rest of my life. If you ever get the chance to go, GO.
Here are some of my favorite photos from our morning at the Eastern Market.