The Saturday Deli (9.27.08)

Updated on Oct 06, 2008
Gap jacket - banana republic belt - Forever21 shoes - Express scarf
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Maeko 's thoughts:

Still behind on profiling my outfits, but at least I’m catching up.

When my parents came to visit Michigan, we took them to the Russell Street Deli, which is our Saturday morning haunt, where we regain our strength and sustenance before we jaunt out into the hustle and bustle that is the Detroit Eastern Farmer’s Market.

The Eastern Market is the largest public farmers market shopping district in the United States. Open since 1891, the Market is home to over 150 local Michgan and Ontario farm vendors offering all kinds of food fare. Some of the Midwest’s finest feature their fare and wares here. On any given Saturday there are close to 30,000 people browsing, bartering and buying at the market. The market is home to many restaurants, delis, cafe’s whole sale grocers and crafts-people.

We come here almost every Saturday to buy our week’s worth of produce. We usually end up with two week’s worth of greens for less than $40. And most of it is eco-conscious. We buy from local farms, which help sustain local businesses and ensures jobs in our area, and keeps our local economy from failing. Buying local also means cutting down on greenhouse gas emissions, because food is shipped over a shorter distance, rather than being exported from international food farms, like Costa Rica or Brasil. Local farms usually practice organic farming techniques, which cuts down on the harmful pesticides used to grow crops. Such pesticides and chemicals are used to insure freshness for foods to be shipped over long distances. These chemicals end up in our water supply, lakes and streams, which harms the wildlife in the ecosystems. Organic farming also insures that the people working the farms end up with fewer lung and overall health problems.

The weather that day was quite cold… so I was layered up. Had to wear the beret again, because, well, heat escapes from the cranium, so I did my best to keep it in!

Thereafterish
GLoB GLoB GLoB!

COMMENTS (7)

Amandas_Armoire
Amandas_Armoire on July 17
Yay for Michigan people! :)
whatswithamy
whatswithamy on December 23
Love the pants !
ClothesHorse
ClothesHorse on October 14
I like the candid quality to some of these pictures. Also, Farmer's Markets rule.
mi7esng
mi7esng on October 08
Yay!
Maeko
Maeko on October 08
Yay what? :) I love cheers!
Starrgirl
Starrgirl on October 07
cuuuute. I love you in a beret!
rainelyn
rainelyn on October 06
i took those pics by brighton beach. and it's well known fact that mosquitoes like asian blood best ; )
Maeko
Maeko on October 06
I can attest to that!
rainelyn
rainelyn on October 06
i love farmers markets. yesterday i bought a friggin BUSHEL of apples for like $2. wtf. i love the pic of you and your mom.. how sweet!
Maeko
Maeko on October 06
Thank you, lovely! I adore her. She's a cutie. Be kind, rate!~ I'm adding you as a pal, now.
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