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,…

Oakland Avenue Urban Farm, a Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market Vendor

According to its website, Oakland Avenue Urban Farm is “The nation’s first ‘Agri-Cultural’ urban landscape in Detroit’s North End.” This combination of urban agriculture and culture is truly unique. This nearly five acre farm, which is a program of the North End Christian Community Development Corporation, was started in 2008 and is a non-profit, community-based…

Cody Williams, Owner of Always Brewing Detroit and Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market Vendor

Most days you can find Cody Williams hard at work at Always Brewing Detroit, the coffee shop familiar to many people in Grandmont Rosedale at 19180 Grand River. On the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 4 – 8pm though, you’ll see Cody at the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market instead, offering up organic,…

Sweet Potato Delights, A Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market Vendor and Double Dutch Advocate

Dr. Velonda Anderson’s life-long passion for fitness, healthy food, disease prevention, and children’s health has led her down some unexpected paths. Velonda is a professor of nutrition, an author of a nutritional foods cookbook, a nutrition speaker, a program manager for the Detroit Health Department, and a Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market vendor. She’s also known…

Samme’s Special Dog Treats, A Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market Vendor

Among the hustle and bustle of the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market, you may have heard a young man ask, “Do you have a dog?” He’s pretty persistent with his question because he’s pretty serious about successfully selling his home made dog treats. This earnest vendor is Samme Hejka, and his business is Samme’s Special Dog…