Meet Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market Regular Sr. Anneliese Sinnott

Just about every Thursday, right when the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market opens, you’ll see Anneliese Sinnott make her way from her home just across the street from the North Rosedale Park Community House grounds. She’s often the first one there. When the 2020 Market season began, it was curbside pick-up only, and there Anneliese was…

Meet Lauren Patterson, the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market New Market Manager

Lauren Patterson comes to our Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market with a great deal of market experience as well as a love of cooking – especially using in-season produce. Before becoming our Market Manager, Lauren was a fellow at Eastern Market, building relationships between local restaurants and farms in Southeast Michigan, helping to create a reciprocally…

Coming to the Heart of the Grandmont Rosedale Community: A New, Mixed-Use Development

Beginning with a feasibility study in 2017, followed by further community engagement opportunities that asked Grandmont Rosedale residents and business owners what they would like to see in their community, a theme emerged. Residents and small business owners love their community and they don’t want to leave. Once residents no longer wish to live in…

Backdraft BBQ Has Become a Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market Favorite

“Backdraft” is a “rapid or explosive burning of superheated gasses in a fire” – dangerous to firefighters and also a great name for a barbeque business that offers delicious, on the spot barbequed ribs, tips, chicken, lamb chops, and sauerbraten sausages. It’s also fitting that Backdraft BBQ is owned by Curtis Eason, a Highland Park…

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…

GRDC Embarks on Mass Transit Pilot Program

Inspired by growing public advocacy and the historic sewer system of Detroit, GRDC will soon launch a pilot program for mass transit within Grandmont Rosedale. Known as the Optimal Grandmont Rosedale Express Alternative Travel, (OGREAT), this program could lead the way for future mass transit systems. The system will utilize the existing infrastructure of sewers…

COVID-19 Resources

As we reorganize our lives to protect ourselves and our families during the COVID-19 pandemic, we should also note the importance of community in these uncertain times. The Center for Disease Control notes that this is a good time to “get to know your neighbors”: to use any organizational and communicative resources on hand to…

Meet GRDC Intern Michael Stypa

Michael Stypa grew up in Onekama, Michigan—a small town near Lake Michigan that is roughly 250 miles from Detroit. Before coming to GRDC as an intern in September 2019, Michael had only known Detroit through the (admittedly biased) stories he’d heard back home and a few visits to the city with friends from University of…

Meet Tre Jordan – GRDC Intern and Soon to be Master of Social Work

For 16 hours each week, Tre Jordan assists Kitty Yarbrough, GRDC’s Community Engagement Manager, with the Community Safety Program initiatives, the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market, and often helps out wherever needed. Tre reaches out to Grandmont Rosedale residents and business owners to collect their input on community events, and asks for their help with events.…