The Beechwood Market will launch its sixth season in June. Chris Penton, the market’s founder, reflects on why he keeps this Saturday morning ritual going.
“Saturday is my favourite day of the week, because I get to run the Beechwood Market. Getting up early, setting up in silence, welcoming the vendors as they arrive, smelling the various aromas, talking with the residents, watching their kids run around, hearing why they moved to the neighbourhood – I find working with the vendors is a treat.
I created the Market as a meeting place. It has happily evolved into a routine, belonging and expectation. The reward is the glue that the Market has become, knowing I have created a reliable, comfortable spot to go every weekend.”