Eastern Market Corporation Celebrates Food Day

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    Detroit, MI – October 21, 2013 – Eastern Market Corporation (EMC) is proud to celebrate the Third Annual Food Day – the nationwide celebration and grassroots movement to promote healthy, affordable, sustainably produced food and better food policies – with an event during tomorrow’s Tuesday Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The celebration will include a resource kiosk hosted by community partners Detroit Community Markets, Fair Food Network and the Charter One Foundation, focused on shedding light on the good food work happening in Detroit and beyond.

    Local, EMC Food Day highlights will include:

    · The release of an easy to use calendar called “Eat Fresh, Detroit” focused on informing metropolitan Detroit how to identify in-season produce and how to eat seasonally.

    · Distribution of recipe cards underwritten by the Charter One Foundation on how to incorporate fruits and vegetables in everyday meals.

    · Display of “Map My Market” board featuring 13 Detroit Community Markets farmers markets and farm stands located throughout Detroit.

    · Raffle of locally made products from Eastern Market vendors.

    “Food Day is a great opportunity to showcase the great work happening in the Detroit food movement,” shared Dan Carmody, President of the Eastern Market Corporation. “Eastern Market is happy to help connect people with farmers markets and other healthy food options in their neighborhoods via the Detroit Community Markets.”

    Food Day will see thousands of events in all 50 states aimed at promoting healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced food. For more information about Detroit Community Markets visit http://www.detroitmarkets.org and for more information about Food Day visit http://www.foodday.org/

    About the Eastern Market Corporation

    Eastern Market Corporation (EMC) is the nonprofit responsible for Detroit’s venerable public market. EMC’s vision is to create the most inclusive, resilient, and robust regional food hub in the United States. The Eastern Market leverages its dynamic history, manages operations, develops programs, builds facilities and provides critical infrastructure to : strengthen the Eastern Market District, improve access to healthy, green, affordable, and fair food choices in Detroit and throughout Southeast Michigan and to fortify the food sector as a pillar of regional economic growth. For more information, call (313) 833-9300, visit our website at http://www.DetroitEasternMarket.com or follow us Twitter: @EasternMarket and Facebook: EasternMarketDetroit

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