What We Do
sowing seeds growing futures
,,Our Farmer’s Market, Sowing Seeds Growing Futures is a part of the Detroit Community Markets network, supported by Eastern Market. It is an annual program to service Cody Rouge, Warrendale and surrounding neighborhoods of District 7. Our market runs seasonally beginning in early June and operating Tuesday until the Fall, rain or shine, with an exception of July 4th and Labor Day weeks. The program connects residents access to a variety of local produce growers, vendors, cooking demonstrations, recipes, samples, nutrition and health education, and programming for kids and families. Sowing Seeds Growing Futures is a fun, educational and healthy experience for the whole family! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for regular updates!
The following payment methods are accepted: Cash, credit/debit, Bridge/EBT card, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC Project Fresh, Senior Project Fresh, and Fresh Prescription.
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Market Vendors Sowing Seeds Growing Futures: Do I have to grow produce to be a vendor? No, there are a variety of goods and items at our Farmer’s Market. You can supply fresh produce, specialty foods, handmade items, teas, soaps, herbs, spices, flowers, boutique offerings, books, crafts, community resources… you name it — we want you there! In need of more information? To have your questions answered, click below to check out the Operating Policies. Have more questions? If so, contact Tess Lusson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply to be a Market Vendor or Community Partner today!
Community Health & Wellness Intern: The Community Health& Wellness Intern for Joy Southfield Community
Development Corporation, JSCDC, is a 10-20 hours/week role. The position requires support during Tuesday market days from 1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. as well as support with community health program development and carry-out. The primary responsibilities may include supporting community health programming, community outreach and capacity building within Detroit’s Cody Rouge neighborhood. Find more details in the position description below. Have more questions? If so, contact Tess at email@example.com.
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farmerswithFresh Prescription is a fruit and vegetable prescription program that brings together healthcare and food systems. Our program is built to foster relationships to build a healthy and a sustainable food system in Detroit. This promising approach to a healthier food system connects patients to fresh, locally-grown produce at no cost while providing direct economic benefits to small and midsize farmers.
How Does Fresh Prescription Work?
Our participants are patients of Covenant Community Care (CCC) as well as customers of the Sowing Seeds Growing Futures Farmers Market. Primary care physicians of CCC or our community health team refer patients with chronic disease, caregivers, and pregnant women from low-income households. Participants will meet with a local community health educator to discuss healthy eating and fruit and vegetable consumption, healthy food access and build knowledge and skills to sustain healthy eating and care habits.
Along with this education, participants are given a “fresh prescription” to eat more fruits and vegetables and help set goals for healthy eating. Patients “fill” their prescription at a partnering farm stand or market where they also receive nutrition counseling, cooking demonstrations and other educational support for making meaningful changes.
HEAL Diabetes Support Group
Our HEAL Diabetes Support Group is a biweekly group meeting held to discuss simple recipes, finding coupons and deals at the grocery store, self-care practices, stress management, and other topics of participant interest. Sessions allow time for open dialogue, sharing of experiences and ideas, and opportunities for education.
Our group is currently being held virtually but may be transitioning to in-person in the coming season.
cooking for a change
Cooking for A Change aims to connect our residents with health experts. Our program facilitates instructional-led cooking with renowned Detroit Chefs. Detroit Chef(s) will select a healthy recipe to include dish preparations, cooking, and presentation of cooked dish.
Participants learn techniques to enhance food’s natural flavor while preserving its nutritive value through various cooking methods. The program teaches tips and techniques for healthier and safer cooking. Participants also have the added benefit of learning that cooking is fun! It is a 4-week program. Cooking sessions will not only enrich your diet, but also your life.