Introducing Detroit Eats!

They say that a photo says a thousand words, but there’s so much more to say when it comes to where Detroiters are buying their food.

Detroit Eats! is a new photography project that will be hosted here on the Detroit Food & Fitness Collaborative website. It will profile the many unique options of where to buy fresh, healthy produce within the city – and it beautifully harmonizes with DFFC’s mission to develop ways to ensure that everyone in Detroit has access to affordable, locally grown food.

The project will focus on the Detroit Community Markets, a coalition of 14 different markets located in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park. They range from urban farm stands, to mobile produce trucks, to quaint backyard markets. Detroit Eats! will be exploring a wide range of these Community Markets, and the many different people who shop there, highlighting what makes each market so special.

Farmers’ markets are wonderful places to buy nutritious food, as well as support local growers. Many of them accept forms of food assistance, making them accessible to many levels of income as well. Benefits abound to shopping at Community Markets, but we will let the photos speak for themselves.

Stay tuned for the first market profile coming soon!

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