i’ve wanted to go to the detroit produce terminal since i found out of its existence. california wine grape is just across the street from the terminal, and where we purchase our supplies for mead making from, so i’ve been looking at it for years, but knew that the major action was early in the am, before i even think of getting up.
this morning though; ma, a friend from work, and our pickling friend went on an adventure to look for organic lemons (to make pickled lemons with) and ginger (for the friend from work’s organic tea business) at the produce terminal. 3:30 in the morning comes much too early, but I was excited about the chance to go to the terminal.
the terminal is a massive warehouse where produce comes in and is distributed. much of what we eat in south east michigan comes though the terminal. high-lows zip around at breakneck speed, with minimal clearance. you gotta watch where you are going. the place is active, but surprisingly not nearly the hive of activity i had expected. i’ll be back to take more photos, now that i know 3:30 is possible.