Lemonade and Beyond: A Family Enterprise

Lemonade and Beyond and the Detroit Original Seafood Truck are much more widely known than Cathy, Rashad, Christie, Rashad, Jr., Nasir, Cadar, Jewel, Laikyn, Laziyah, Martez, Lavoier, or Armoni. Shoppers come to the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market just to get a lemonade, or maybe a lemonade with mango, green apple, or the newest option: dragon…

Meet Ron English, Detroit Jazz Legend and Grandmont Rosedale Resident

Jazz guitarist Ron English, composer and pianist Michael Malis, bassist Jaribu Shahid, and Tariq Gardner, drummer will be performing two long sets on Thursday, August 5, at the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market, 18445 Scarsdale. The first set will start about 4:30 pm, and the other at 6 or 6:30 pm. Ron and Michael live in…

Ashley Hughes Chooses the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market as the First Home for Little Icy’s Luncheonette

Icyphine, or Icy, was a farmer’s wife from Indiana who moved to Michigan’s thumb in the 1920s, and who loved to cook three times a day for everyone who worked on the farm. When Ashley Hughes was about nine, her family noticed her resemblance to her great grandmother Icy, and so “Little Icy” stuck. Ashley…

Meet John Jones, Jr. – The Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market Manager

John’s introduction to outdoor Detroit produce markets started not as a shopper or a vendor. John’s dad was in charge of security at Eastern Market, and about seven years ago, the security department was looking for some more workers. John figured, “Why not? It’s a job, right?” Over time, John came to love Eastern Market.…

William Patterson, GRDC Summer Intern with Family Deep Roots in Grandmont Rosedale

The last several months have not turned out the way most people expected. GRDC’s summer intern William Patterson had to catch an unplanned flight from Nairobi, Kenya just a month into what he hoped would be a several month study of how environmental issues affect human health. William had finished an urban planning class, taken…

The Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market is Back with Curbside Pick-up and Delivery!

The Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market is a Grandmont Rosedale tradition. Since 2005, the Market has been a place for neighbors to convene, socialize, and support small businesses. It is a space that provides fresh produce and fun activities for families. Importantly, the Market has always been a space where residents can feel safe. We’re taking…

Meet the New Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market Manager Elyse Wolf

Returning visitors and vendors at the Northwest Detroit Famers’ Market have seen a new face helping run the show this year, Market Manager Elyse Wolf. From small details like choosing the music playlist to helping customers and vendors with any issues, Elyse has been an important part of this season’s Market. Elyse, a West Bloomfield…

Produce Vendors Speak on the Benefits of Shopping at Farmers’ Markets

With access to produce in every grocery store, it is important not to overlook the many benefits of shopping at a farmers’ market. Fresh Produce The produce at a farmers’ market is not quite the same as what is found at the grocery store. Longtime Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market vendor Norris Stephens from Good Medicine…

Marsha Bruhn Steps Down after 12 Years as a GRDC Board Member

Since 2007, Marsha Bruhn has gathered monthly with GRDC board members to strategize ways to make Grandmont Rosedale stable, safe, and sustainable. Marsha served on the board because she “considered GRDC such an asset to the neighborhoods and to the neighbors.” Marsha has been one of those neighbors since 1975 when she and her then…