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EasternMarket peppers DS

Detroit’s Eastern Market holds a special place in my family’s history. My grandparents were truck farmers, raising crops on a 40-acre farm in Macomb County and selling their harvest of corn, green beans, tomatoes, radishes, strawberries and more at one of the market’s open-air stalls to support their five children. They were one of hundreds of families in Michigan and the surrounding area who depended on the market for their livelihoods.

While Eastern Market has a rich past, it remains as relevant today as it was when it began more than a century ago, aided by the “buy local” movement. It’s still an important economic engine for the region. The Saturday public market is a vibrant urban shopping destination for fresh local produce, honey, syrup, nuts, jams, meats and more.

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EasterBunny DS

Last night on a walk around the block with my kids, we spotted the Easter bunny! He didn’t stop to introduce himself, but he was brown, fluffy and a fast hopper, so we’re reasonably certain that was him, which reminded me that Easter is just around the corner — time to make some plans!

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EasterChocolate DS

Even kids know the difference between the chalky “chocolate” you find at the drug store and the smooth-as-silk, melts-like-butter chocolate you find in a real candy shop — so don’t waste your money on the fake stuff this Easter. A made-in-Detroit Easter basket filled with bunnies from the city’s best chocolatiers is sure to get anyone’s cottontail shaking.

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StPattysDay AmiWoods

St. Patrick’s Day is a big deal in Detroit. We may not have a green river, but we know what we’re doing when it comes to throwing a festive party. There are enough parades and places to get green gear here to make you feel as good as a pot o’ gold. Here are seven tips for increasing your luck this St. Patty’s Day.

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WinterBudget DS

About this time each year, cabin fever starts to set in. While many people choose to head south to warmer temps, there are plenty of things to do around metro Detroit that can be much more affordable than jet setting to the sunshine state.

Here’s a look at five ideas for winter activities on a budget:

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