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Michigan Chronicle : Jennyfer Crawford’s Passion is All Things Detroit

Get a jump on holiday shopping and beat the crowds. All Things Detroit returns this fall to Eastern Market with hundreds of your favorite small business vendors, food trucks, entertainment and family fun.

Ahead of the Nov. 5 event, Jennyfer Crawford, founder of “All Things Detroit,” chatted with City.Life.Style.

City.Life.Style: What inspired the vision for All Things Detroit?

Jennyfer Crawford: “I’m a people person, and I feel that people are most happy in life doing what they love, so I wanted to create a platform that helps people follow their dreams. I was inspired by the people in my life that would say I wish I could do this or that, but never really knew how. They didn’t have help or that push that they needed. So my vision for All Things Detroit came along when I was on a journey to find my best self.”

CLS: What is “All Things Detroit” and what should attendees expect?

Crawford: “All Things Detroit is a community of entrepreneurs and makers who get together three times a year to network and showcase their products and services. Not only do we highlight the products these small business owners have created, but also tell the story behind the business. Attendees can expect to shop at a wide range of small businesses from across the state that showcases products and services. The event also features live entertainment and giveaways. We call it the All Things Detroit Experience.” …

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ClickOnDetroit : All Things Detroit in Eastern Market, Supports Small Businesses

The Lions play Monday night in Green Bay, which left Eastern Market free to host other activities Sunday.

The famed market became more Detroit-centric than ever Sunday with the “All Things Detroit” gathering.

Fall Sundays at Eastern Market usually have a dramatically different feel, as Lions fans get revved up for a game and often times are drinking by 8-9 a.m. But Sunday’s gather was about business — Detroit business.

Chris Blair, of Brighton, showed Local 4 News what she took home from the event.

“Pop Daddy popcorn; I have some wonderful lotion made out of Shea butter,” Blair said.

Shoppers pay an admission fee to get in and vendors do the same…

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All Things Detroit on Fox2

All Things Detroit on Fox2

A local trade show that draws more than 12,000 shoppers is returning to Eastern Market next month.

All Things Detroit will be held Nov. 5 and features more than 250 local businesses, including 20 food trucks.

Joining FOX 2 is Jennyfer Crawford, founder of All Things Detroit, and Lyz Sandler, owner of PupCraft in Berkley.

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All Things Detroit Pre-Mother’s Day Edition 2017 via Good Life Detroit

On Sunday (5/7/17), Travis and I attended the All Things Detroit Pre-Mother’s Day Edition. The Detroit-famous shopping extravaganza was held at Eastern Market. It was our second time attending an All Things Detroit event, the first being in March. I was excited to attend this event because I was looking forward to trying some more yummy food (pregnancy cravings, ya know) and viewing the local small business owners’ unique products.

WHAT IS ALL THINGS DETROIT?

All Things Detroit is a Detroit-based trade show which features hundreds of local small businesses and a large variety of food trucks for patrons to enjoy. In March, All Things Detroit “drew more than 10,000 visitors – from nearby and as far as Traverse City, Mich. and Chicago.” The Pre-Mother’s Day Edition was created for visitors to find special gifts for their loved ones. The next All Things Detroit event will be held in November 2017 as part of a holiday shopping experience.

WHAT WE LOVED ABOUT THE ALL THINGS DETROIT PRE-MOTHER’S DAY EDITION:

  • The Pre-Mother’s Day event featured more than 230 businesses. The plethora of businesses featured at All Things Detroit gave us many options to choose from for our shopping experience. Business owners were on hand for demonstrations of their products and provided personal service to customers. It was an enriching, one-on-one shopping experience which is hard to find at a major retailer.
All Things Detroit Pre-Mother's Day Edition
More than 230 businesses were scheduled to attend for the All Things Detroit Pre-Mother’s Day Edition held on Sunday, May 7, 2017.
All Things Detroit Pre-Mother's Day Edition
The Pasta Shop

All Things Detroit is a trade show which features hundreds of small businesses! Read more… CLICK TO TWEET

  • I also have this thing with food trucks. There were 20 food trucks at All Things Detroit on Sunday. Food heaven! My husband doesn’t get my obsession love for food trucks. He thinks it’s comical that I get excited whenever I see a food truck. But I can’t help it. Who doesn’t love food trucks?! Food trucks feature some of the best food you cannot find at a chain restaurant. The prices are generally reasonable and the food is freshly made to order. And let’s not forget food trucks make very delicious food!
Hero vs Villain Detroit
Hero vs Villain served amazing artisan sandwiches at All Things Detroit!
All Things Detroit
How cute is the Drifter Coffee trailer?

 

  • Travis loved the concept of housing hundreds of Michigan-based small businesses in one location. He said it reminded him of a bazaar. He loves walking around and viewing the different products small businesses are selling. He also enjoys chatting with the business owners. (He’s such a talker, that one.)
  • We both really love shopping local! We feel you can find better quality products and unique finds that you won’t be able to find in a major retail store.
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Shoppers had the chance to visit 230 small business all in one place at the All Things Detroit Pre-Mother’s Day Edition on Sunday, May 7, 2017.
Ink Detroit
Ink Detroit featured Detroit-themed clothing at the All Things Detroit Pre-Mother’s Day Edition on Sunday, May 7, 2017.
All Things Detroit Pre-Mother's Day Edition
Baby moccasins from Little High Flyer.

 

  • All of the All Things Detroit events are very family-friendly! This is a BIG plus for us because we have four children and we like to bring our children along with us when we attend city events. It is stroller-friendly, as well. Other good traits which make All Things Detroit a family-friendly event are bathrooms conveniently located throughout Eastern Market, kid-friendly vendors such as a face painter (my daughter loved this), delicious sweet treats (cotton candy, ice cream, Italian ice, etc.), and a safe environment for children to walk with their parents. Oh, and parking is FREE at Eastern Market and easy to find! 
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All Things Detroit

All Things Detroit connects Detroit-based small businesses w/customers. CLICK TO TWEET

  • The overall atmosphere at All Things Detroit Pre-Mother’s Day Edition was very welcoming. As we passed each table, business owners smiled brightly at us and other customers. When I asked an owner questions about his/her product(s), they were very eager to talk to me and share information about the merchandise.
Jen's Gourmet Salad Dressings
Jen, founder of Jen’s Gourmet Salad Dressings featured her delicious salad dressings at the All Things Detroit Pre-Mother’s Day Edition.
All Things Detroit Pre-Mother's Day Edition
Jen’s Gourmet Salad Dressings

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MEET JENNYFER CRAWFORD, FOUNDER OF ALL THINGS DETROIT

I also had the wonderful opportunity to meet Jennyfer Crawford, the founder of All Things Detroit. Jennyfer is a business consultant and owner of Ask Jennyfer. She created All Things Detroit in 2012  “to give small businesses a platform to build brand awareness and sell their products.” Jennyfer believes All Things Detroit benefits the community because patrons are shopping locally. “A lot of the businesses are right here in the community,” Jennyfer told me. “I think it’s important that we’re bringing all of [the] customers and people to the city of Detroit.”

GLD: What is your favorite part about All Things Detroit?

Jennyfer: “All of the positivity and all the vendors coming together…the atmosphere…I love it! I love being able to work with a wide range of different people, different backgrounds– everything!”

Jennyfer went on to say she loves how the businesses come together and work together. “There’s a lot of networking and that’s what I love about it.” She said All Things Detroit has a “friendly environment” and the “customers are eager to come and shop with the businesses.”

All Things Detroit
Jennyfer Crawford, Founder of All Things Detroit

HOW DOES ALL THINGS DETROIT CONTRIBUTE TO DETROIT’S REBIRTH?

I asked Jennyfer if she feels Detroit is experiencing a rebirth and how is All Things Detroit contributing to Detroit’s rebirth. Jennyfer agrees Detroit is experiencing a rebirth. “People are looking at Detroit in a different way. A lot of different people are moving here that we didn’t see before and I think that it’s really good.”

And Travis and I are part of the rebirth movement of Detroit. We moved to the greater Detroit area in April 2015 and since moving here, we have come to fall in love with Detroit. Attending an event like All Things Detroit gives us the opportunity to meet local businesses and learn more about the city’s culture.

“When you call something (an event) “All Things Detroit”, people are like, ‘ooh! I really want to check it out and see what’s so different and what’s the change,” Jennyfer told me.

I definitely agree with Jennyfer. When I first heard about All Things Detroit, the name alone caught my attention. My immediate reaction was, “What is All Things Detroit?!” I visualized an event which captured the essence of the city of Detroit. All Things Detroit did just that. Still being fairly new to Detroit and Michigan, attending All Things Detroit introduced us to Detroit- and Michigan-based businesses we didn’t know about. We also learned a little bit more about Detroit culture.

Jennyfer Crawford successfully accomplished creating an event which brings the community together and gives small business owners the opportunity to share their business with visitors. We will definitely attend the next All Things Detroit Event (November 2017)!

 

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All Things Detroit held at Eastern Market via WDIV Channel 4

The “All Things Detroit” event was held Sunday afternoon at Eastern Market, featuring products made in Detroit and supporting over 150 local businesses.

Browsing through Detroit apparel, handmade jewelry, artisan food products and custom artwork is just the start.

The real discovery is the people behind the products.

Monica Martin is selling Yumbitz Cookies, bite-size cookies made from all natural ingredients. When her husband lost his job as a branding specialist in Chicago, they fell on tough times.

“I was helping out at a food pantry, locally volunteering,” Martin said. “Instead of being the ones volunteering, we had to be the ones receiving.”

For every pack of cookies purchased, someone who can’t afford a meal is fed.

Francis Davis grew up eating her mothers’ soul food cooking.

“My mother was the first African-American female chef at the St. Regis Hotel back in the early 60s,” Davis said.

After Davis was diagnosed with diabetes, she took her mother’s recipes in a new direction.

“There’s still a lot of ways to cook soul food without all of the high-cholesterol items,” Davis said. “I have actually reversed my diabetes.”

Davis runs Last Minute Gourmet Catering.

“I do a sort of meals on wheels or some of the other home meal plans and bring you dinner,” Davis said.

Tammy Bachrine lost her job at a bakery and she opened her own business, A Serendipity Cakery.

“We specialize in about 60 flavors of cake balls,” Bachrine said. “I have dreams of opening another location and hopefully in the future franchising our business.”

The event was held in Sheds 3 and 5 from noon until 6 p.m.

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Example Press Citation : Detroit News : Things to do in Metro Detroit

THIS WEEKEND

Day Out with Thomas at Greenfield Village, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun., (also May 13-14). $38.75, $36.25 seniors, $11.75-$32 kids, $11.75 members. 20900 Oakwood, Dearborn. (866) 468-7630.

Strawberry Festival at St. Florian Church, 5-11 p.m. Sat. and 1-10 p.m. Sun. Polish Muslims play at 6:30 p.m. Sat. 2626 Poland, Hamtramck. (313) 871-2778 or stflorianparish.org.

SATURDAY

Free Comic Book Day at Detroit Comics, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat. 23333 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 548-2669.

Grace Centers of Hope’s “Women Helping Women” Luncheon and Fashion Show Fundraiser at Royal Park Hotel, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. $100. 600 University, Rochester. (855) HELP-GCH.

SUNDAY

All Things Detroit Marketplace with 250 vendors at Eastern Market, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. $5, $15 early bird admittance. 2934 Russell, Detroit. iloveallthingsdetroit.com.