History of My Neighbor And Me

In June 2010 with $3000 saved from a part-time job, My Neighbor and Me began when Christina started helping two women's groups sell their product at the Reston Craft Market at Lake Anne on Saturday mornings. By the end of the first market season, she was assisting five small fair trade groups. In 2012, Christina opened a small fair trade boutique in the 180 square foot enclosed porch of her home with a special use permit from the town to test the Berryville market. In the porch shop, she added product from well-known fair trade groups such as Ten Thousand Villages and SERRV. It was during this time that the shop became the number one on TripAdvisor attraction in Berryville. In early 2014, Christina moved the shop into Berryville Main Street's incubator space in the former Berryville Police Department. Seven months later, a perfect location opened up and she move the business (two moves in one year!) to its current location. In July 2019, Christina closed the shop in Berryville in order to take a sabbatical for rest, good family transitions, and to assist with the Washington Dulles Airport Chaplaincy. In June 2020, Christina restarted My Neighbor and Me as a fair trade market stand at the Clarke County Farmers Market. In November 2020, she will be trying out the concept of a seasonal Pop - Up shop, starting with the Christmas season.