Arabbers and Mennonites: 20180727_MDPS305

James Chase, left, the leader of a Baltimore arabber stable that’s the strongest remnant of city's old merchant tradition, helps a daughter belonging to an Old Order Mennonite family carry produce boxes at her family's farm in New Holland, Pa. “We rely on Mennonite know-how because we don’t have the knowledge and the tools to do some of this stuff anymore,{quote} said Chase of the arabbing tradition. {quote}It’s the way we can keep this life going.”

James Chase, left, the leader of a Baltimore arabber stable that’s the strongest remnant of city's old merchant tradition, helps a daughter belonging to an Old Order Mennonite family carry produce boxes at her family's farm in New Holland, Pa. “We rely on Mennonite know-how because we don’t have the knowledge and the tools to do some of this stuff anymore," said Chase of the arabbing tradition. "It’s the way we can keep this life going.”