Eastern Market can feel pretty touristy sometimes, but the traffic-choked festivities on Saturday are just one face of Metro Detroit's food hub. During the wee hours of weekday mornings, restauranteurs and farmers converge for a much quieter, more purposeful wholesale market. Commissioned by Model D, the above video offers a glimpse into that world through the eyes of Michigan-based (and delicious) Slow Jams Jam. Note the crazy, early-morning hours mentioned by the farmer: "By one o'clock we're all set up...by seven, eight o'clock in the morning we're all finished up for the day."
· An early morning visit to the wholesale market at Eastern Market [Model D]