The Arabbers are a link between Baltimore’s past and its future. Arabbers use horses and brightly painted wagons to distribute produce and – much like the ice cream truck – attrract people to come out of their houses into the street with jingling bells and called out greetings. They represent generations of vendors whose fruit and vegetables are made available to people in neighborhoods throughout the city.
In 2007, this way of life was threatened when stables were condemned and horses were moved to temporary shelters. Campaign Consultation jumped in to help the Arabbers make their case to city officials, attract volunteer leadership, and serve as a conduit to legal representation, equine expertise, and other professional services.
Since then, we have continued to provide support in crafting outreach and fundraising plans to ensure this chunk of Baltimore heritage is not lost to the history books.