Once he realized how great the need was, it just made sense to Christian to dedicate more of his time to helping the market grow and succeed.
“If it’s not me,” he says, “who’s going to do it?”
The commute is nice and short. Lately, it’s felt like real tangible progress has been made.
He and other volunteers filled a giant dumpster — getting rid of old parts of stalls that were just there because no one had bothered to get rid of them.
It was a step in the right direction.
Christian has high hopes for Penn Market.
He wants it to be an anchor in the WeCo neighborhood, to be a gathering place for all the diverse local cultures to feel comfortable and welcome.
A vibrant, traditional farmers market where people could do their weekly grocery shopping would fill a gap in the neighborhood.
And yes, selfishly, he’d still just love a great market right outside his house.