Welcome to Homegrown Marketplace! We are the Robeson’s: Ryan, Mary-Christine, and Lucia, with our next baby, Arianna Jude, due in June 2020! We also have two crazy dogs, Culper and Radar. Here’s a little bit of our story.
It’s the classic love story; a guy and a girl lock eyes at a bar, its love at first sight and they lived happily ever after! Well, not quite. We met back in 2013 and briefly dated before parting ways and losing touch for 4 years. As you can see, we eventually made our way back to each other in May 2017. We were married in September 2018 and that’s when the real fun began!
Ryan is originally from Scranton PA and Mary-Christine is from Frederick MD. Since we got married, we have lived in both places before settling in the middle of our two hometowns in Dover PA. Ryan began his career with the York City Fire Department in January 2019; Mary-Christine is currently an Early Intervention Speech Therapist but plans to stay at home and be primary educator for our children.
We are a family who likes to do things a little untraditionally. Personal time is number one priority within our family on a daily basis. You won’t find any tv shows or netflix on a normal day in our house; screen time is limited (especially for the little ones) and reading is encouraged. We love eating and experimenting with all different types of foods and recipes, so if you have a delicious favorite of yours, please share it with us!
Ryan has been an avid Obstacle Course racer for the past 5 years, competing in the Spartan World Championships and the Obstacle Racing World Championships. In recent years he has focused on endurance events, completing Ultra-marathons, being 1 of 12 finishers of the 2018 Spartan Death Race, and even made it onto ABC World News for being the first person to complete a Half Marathon in Full Firefighter PPE and Breathing Apparatus, raising $10,000 for charity.
We are always pushing each other to be better mentally, physically and spiritually and always bouncing ideas off each other in how to mold and grow Homegrown Marketplace and how to give back to our community. As we grow, we hope to start a charity to compliment what we do and serve those in need in whatever way we can.
Our Logo is important to us because it is a representation of not only our business, but also our family. It is simple, organic and, at it’s center, is our faith. The way that the wheat intersects with the sword creates the Chi Rho, a catholic symbol representing the first two letters of Jesus’ name in Greek. Our faith is the most important thing to us and in our decision making for our family and business. We hope to continually put our beliefs into serving our customers and our community.