Press Release

April 23, 2019

The Henry Ford Partners with Plum Market to open Unique Plum Market Kitchen Experience in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation Winter 2019

(Dearborn, Michigan - April 23, 2019) –The Henry Ford and Plum Market announced today a joint dining experience with a unique location to open in the winter of 2019 inside Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. This collaboration marks the first time the Plum Market team has partnered with a cultural destination.

Plum Market Kitchen @ The Henry Ford will be fully integrated into the institution’s food services operations and will provide the cultural destination’s nearly 1.8 million visitors with health-conscious, all natural, organic, and locally-sourced options. The menu for this exclusive and one of a kind dining experience is developed to meet the unique needs of guests who visit The Henry Ford.

This new Plum Market Kitchen will also feature artisan baked goods from local bakehouses, outdoor seating during warmer seasons as well as a separate entrance from the museum to provide the local community with a casual dining destination.

“Plum Market is known for their variety of healthier and innovative food choices,” said Patricia Mooradian, president and CEO of The Henry Ford. “We are thrilled to partner with the Plum team on this unique opportunity at The Henry Ford and offer another stellar dining destination to our visitors and the community.”

Plum Market is an independently owned Michigan-based company with a service-forward approach to food, beverage, and wellness essentials to meet the needs of the health-conscious and the foodies alike. The company operates six full-service grocery stores with an emphasis on natural, organic, and locally crafted items and also operates more than 15 quick-service fast casual dining-focused operations across the Chicago and Detroit Metropolitan areas.

“Being part of such a landmark in this community reflects our profound commitment to the community and supporting local organizations. Partnering with The Henry Ford, truly is special and we believe our concept will bring fresh and healthy offerings many visitors will appreciate,” said Plum Market CEO and Co-Founder Matt Jonna.

About Plum Market:  Plum Market is your source for natural, organic, and locally crafted food, beverage, and wellness essentials with a signature service-forward approach to inspire the health conscious and foodies alike. The independently-owned Michigan-based company operates six full service grocery stores and more than 15 smaller prepared foods-driven locations across the Midwest including Detroit, Chicago, and Indianapolis, with new locations slated to open in 2019.  For more information on Plum Market, visit, and join us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

About The Henry Ford: Located in Dearborn, Michigan, The Henry Ford, a globally-recognized destination, fosters inspiration and learning from hands-on encounters with artifacts that represent the most comprehensive collection anywhere focusing on innovation, ingenuity and resourcefulness in America. Its unique venues include Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour, Benson Ford Research Center and Henry Ford Academy, a public charter high school. Together with its online presence at, its national television programs, The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation and Did I Mention Invention? and other resources, The Henry Ford helps individuals of all kinds to unlock their potential and help shape a better future. The Henry Ford advanced its role as a catalyst for change in education with the acquisition of The STEMIE Coalition, a growing affiliation of organizations dedicated to fostering innovation, invention and entrepreneurship in students, K-12. The Henry Ford hosts the National Invention Convention and makes innovation learning curriculum accessible to educators and students worldwide.

Plum Market Media Contact
Rachel Cannon, Marketing Coordinator
248.706.1600 x159

The Henry Ford Media Contact
Melissa Foster, Media Relations Manager