It is hard to believe Thanksgiving is going to be here shortly. I know I have already started planning out the menu for our own Thanksgiving dinner. The list of things I need to purchase continues to grow with each dish I add to the list. However, my stress level is pretty low because I already know where our Thanksgiving dinner is coming from.
You might be wondering what I am talking about, and I am here to tell you all about it. Eastern Market will have everything you could possibly need for your Thanksgiving dinner on Tuesday November 26th. This year they are having a special Thanksgiving Market in Shed 5 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
I am a huge fan of Eastern Market’s Tuesday market and was fairly sad when it closed for the season. But I have one final Tuesday market to go to for the year, and that is exciting.
The reason I love to shop at Eastern Market is because I have made new friends with the people who are providing food for my small family. Because I know who is providing the food, I can trust I’m doing the right thing. When you shop locally, you are also helping local farmers and the small businesses that sell specialty food items. It is the best of both worlds because you know where the food is coming from and you are helping the local economy.
If you are still on the fence about coming to the Thanksgiving market here are a few of the vendors you could check out.
Want a turkey from a local farm? You can pre-order one from J&M Farm. The phone number (810) 798-3743.
Are you in need of sausage for the stuffing? Corridor Sausage will be at the market, and I bet the apple sage pork sausage would be terrific in the stuffing. If you have never heard about Corridor Sausage, you are in for a treat. All of their sausages, dried meats and charcuterie are made from all natural, hormone and antibiotic free proteins. Not to mention, you would be hard pressed to find flavor combinations like theirs in the meat department at a grocery store.
There are also quite a few options for those of you who are short on time and want to outsource the dessert course. Love’s Custard Pie and Sweet Delights Bakery will be in Shed 5 selling desserts.
Don’t forget to check out the businesses that are throughout the market all the time as well. Places like Rockey’s Historic Eastern Market, DeVries & Company, Germack, Milano Bakery and Wigley’s Meat Market are also great places to find everything you need to make a delicious Thanksgiving dinner.
This is only the tip of the iceberg (or Turkey leg) on what’s there. There’s even a bike shop in a shipping container!
There are more than 20 confirmed vendors, some seasonal and some regulars. See you on the 26th!