In my quest to make Detroit feel more like home, I’ve done a few things I’d recommend (Tiger’s game, explore Detroit famous restaurants, and just drive through downtown with no agenda or a map) and a few things I wouldn’t recommend (driving around downtown with no agenda alone… at night). One of the things I would recommend checking out is the local farmer’s markets. I’m currently living in Royal Oak, so I checked out the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market with a staff friend, Madi this morning.
If you’re into farmer’s markets, but can be overwhelmed by the crowds and time restraints of the Eastern Market, I would suggest swinging by the RO Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings all year from 7am-1pm. Madi got an amazing spread of veggies including giant sized zucchini and sweet potatoes. Since our kitchen won’t be finished for another two weeks, I passed on the most of the “need to cook veggies” and instead indulged in a $12 bottle of Pure Michigan, Pure Maple Syrup. When in Michigan, right?
While I didn’t necessarily go to shop (really just went for quality time with Madi and a fun adventure), I need to RAVE about this chocolate croissant I got. I have pretty high expectations from living overseas and eating croissants from a french colonized country, you know? I mean… Let’s be real. You can’t sell this girl just any croissant. But, dang was this good! It was from a patisserie called Golden Wheat, and it was de-licious! It had a crunchy enough top layer, but not enough to be burnt and a perfect center. The patisserie is based out of Hamtramck too. Looks like I’ll be visiting my Chattanooga friends more often. ;)
Overall it was a great morning walking around seeing so many veggies, jams, soaps, flowers, Christmas decor, and my new “people.” It was a great start to the day. Thanks Madi for the invite :)