Meet the Crew of the Popular Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market Detroit Fish and Shrimp Food Truck

While Cathy and Rashad Torrence are the owners of the Detroit Fish and Shrimp food truck, they are certainly not the only members of the team who show up with fresh, delicious food at art fairs, parks, college campuses, outdoor concerts, and our Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market. Cathy’s mother, sister, sons, and aunt all help.…

Grow Detroit’s Young Talent Spent a Busy 6 Weeks Helping Out in Grandmont Rosedale

Among their objectives for the 6 week summer Grow Detroit’s Young Talent training and employment program is to “ensure that young adults have meaningful summer work experiences that create pathways to future opportunities” and to “connect young adults to professional networks and employers that can support their career goals.” Dehvin, Ebony, KeAndra, Rashid, and Micah,…

Brightmoor Flower Farm and its Owner Lisa Rivera, Favorites at the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market

“I love pulling weeds!” is not something you hear too often, but Lisa Rivera swears it’s true, and one look at Lisa’s booth at the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market and you know that Lisa has mastered growing flowers. You’ll also notice that she has a gift for arranging them. Much of Lisa’s skill was self-taught,…

Jan’s Shea Tree: A Natural Beauty Company and Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market Vendor

Janice, or Jan, Smith isn’t a beauty guru, and her plans for life never included entering the natural beauty products game. Jan began as a loyal customer of natural West African beauty products. Her enthusiasm for shea butter and black soap lead her to sell the products at our Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market. Jan imports…

The Roll Up Truck – A Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market Favorite

Gabrielle Taylor’s Roll Up Truck has been a staple of the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market since she first started operations three years ago. The bright red, white, and yellow truck with its signature egg-with-wheels logo stands out at the end of the Market’s row of tents, and for all the right reasons. The food is…

Entropy Coffee Bar: A Northwest Detroit Newcomer and Farmers’ Market Vendor

Entropy Coffee Bar is the newest coffee shop in Northwest Detroit– in fact so new that their storefront is still under construction. But renovations at their future location haven’t stopped them from sharing their coffee with the community at the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market this summer. If you’ve already tried their unique flavors of cold…

Simply Irresistible Popcorn and Treats at the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market

Popcorn is one of those foods that people often share at the movies, at the fair, or even just at home watching television together. It’s also a food that people often experiment with. There’s the basic salt and butter, but you might also add garlic salt or caramel or even mix it with nuts and…

Meet Cassandra Van Dam, the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market Site Manager

Running a farmers’ market takes many hands, many areas of expertise, and a dedication to support independent, local vendors. Cassandra Van Dam is helping out this season at the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market thanks to Eastern Market and the Detroit Community Markets. As a Shared Site Manager, Cassandra splits her time between our Market and…

Long Time GRDC Board Member Richard Berlin Steps Down

Richard Berlin, a founding member of GRDC, is stepping down after decades of service to the Grandmont Rosedale communities. Richard began his community activism in Grandmont Rosedale when he moved in to Grandmont in 1975. Richard’s first involvement in the neighborhood was as a block captain. Over the years Richard served on the Grandmont Community…

Grandmont Rosedale Bids a Very Fond Farewell to GRDC’s Community Engagement Manager Chelsea Neblett

For those who know Chelsea Neblett, GRDC’s Community Engagement Manager for the past four years, it will come as no surprise that when she ran for class president in the 5th grade, complete with a campaign manager and a catchy slogan (“Be a Smartie! Vote for Chelsea!”), she won. Even as an 11 year old,…