Let’s keep the sustainable Detroit movement rolling. After all, this is the motor city! These Detroit shops should inspire you to appreciate Detroit’s earthly roots. Urbanization can be seen as a growing issue as much as it cultivates community engagement. Cities need spaces for nature to thrive, so Mother Nature can provide local access to natural food as well as other organic products and services.
Local businesses are staying up with the changes that occur in city life and its limits. They see opportunities for growth in areas that others might dismiss as decay. Each season brings new chances for a change in how we can restore our city by making individual steps.
Detroitisit rounded up a list of local Detroit shops that help you cultivate a greater sense of community and connection to nature each as we shift with the seasons.
These markets consistently draw guests from Detroit, its surrounding cities, and worldwide. Crowds of thousands gather together around the goal of becoming healthier, wealthier, and happier. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Eastern Market is a great and green place to get in on the Detroit summer shops. Four primary markets give you a taste of the authenticity readily available in Detroit. Experience the tradition of Saturday Market with over 225 market vendors. Sunday Market showcases the work of local artists, cooks, jewelers, musicians, and more. Looking for a little less action? Take things down a notch at Tuesday Market! Stock up on fresh produce, baked goods, and meats. Also, why not take advantage of their free Zumba and yoga classes? Click HERE for hours for each.
The area is located at 2934 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207-4826.
FLOWERS FOR DREAMS
Florists in Detroit aren’t just giving around Valentine’s Day! Charity is at the heart of Flowers for Dreams. Named one of Business Insider’s 20 Most Inspiring Businesses in America, this nonprofit houses the next generation of giving as they scale their local impact, and focus on serving causes over seasons & years rather than days & months. 25 % of net profits go to a local charity. Send flowers, share love, and see the growing impact of supporting the local community. Carry on the light of this summer into Michigan’s four seasons with a beautiful bouquet! Detroit shops are rooted in unconditional love. Wedding season is almost over, but a gift like this is in the mood for love all year. Click HERE to learn more. PHONE: 313.230.0393
1435 W. Farmer St.
Detroit, MI 48226
Eastern Market Studio
1490 Gratiot Avenue
Detroit, MI 48207
KEEP GROWING DETROIT
Detroit summer shops help us live healthier and shop smarter on a daily basis. Keep Growing Detroit strives to cultivate a food sovereign city where the majority of fruits and vegetables consumed by Detroiters are grown by residents within the city’s limits. Access to organically grown food is especially important as city urbanization continues to compete with natural resources. They have volunteer events as well as garden resource and development programs. Click HERE to learn how to support local growers and where you can
buy Grown in Detroit produce. Check out their Online Farm Store HERE if you want to get started now! The growing season is supportive of fresh starts.
Located at 1445 Adelaide, Detroit MI 48207. PHONE: (313) 656-4769
DEEPLY ROOTED DETROIT
Detroit and greater Michigan are on our side when it comes to a natural supply of goods…that help everyone feel good! Dazmonique Carr saw a need to increase student access to healthier eating on Wayne State University’s campus in Detroit, Michigan. She then was introduced to urban gardening by Stathis Pauls, started volunteering for Keep Growing Detroit and then her vision came to fruition. Develop the same “deeply rooted” mindset by donating and/or purchasing CSA boxes, priced by a tiered income scale. CSA box orders range from half-season to full-season and a few other options in between. All produce is grown by Deeply Rooted or other family farms in Detroit and the Metro area. Click HERE to view their site.
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