Thursday, 21 May 2015

DETROIT: Flower Day at the Eastern Market

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The first Sunday after (American) Mothers Day marks the arrival of Flower Day down in Detroit's Eastern Market. You may remember me mentioning the Eastern Market last year when we paid a visit -  it's a huge farmers market which comes to life on Saturdays with all things plant, food, live music and local memorabilia you could put a name to. For Flower Day which began in at it's present location in 1967, the Eastern Market hosts local growers alongside those from neighboring states and those from over the river in Ontario, Canada. Here you'll find 15 acres of all the flowers, hanging baskets and containers, garden accessories and vegetables you could ever dream about. Think of a sea of flowers of all sorts, colours, sizes and varieties piled up, laid out and you're half way there.

Now that we finally have a garden, it was time we got around to checking it out for ourselves. We only went with the idea of finding something colourful for our endless shady parts, but as you do, came away with a little more. Mainly in the veg department (hopefully get to show you my latest veg patch developments in a post soon!), but with the quality and the price, you couldn't really say no. We did learn that we need to invest in a garden cart and again because of the price, we'll just get all our plant veg from here once the 2016 growing season rolls around.

But it's not all about the flowers no matter how beautiful they are all on mass. There's live music, some awesome street food (we treated ourselves to an pulled pork sarnie each for an early lunch - yum) which I burnt off no doubt with all the digging and planting on our return home.

Even if you don't have a garden, just for all the colours, the sights and sounds, it's well worth popping through.

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