After considerable thought and discussion, Rob and I have decided to close the retail grocer aspect of Dobyns and Martin. We are very thankful for the support you have all shown us over the years. We will still be available as interpreters of the Grocer's Trade and to do demonstrations. And we are considering other ventures that will keep us involved with the 18th Century community, with perhaps a bit less to haul around.
Everything is fine, we are doing well. We are just at a point in our lives where we need fewer obligations in order to spend more time with our family and friends. The 21st Century has been very, very busy with us!
It has been a wonderful journey as 18C grocers, and we're not done with things like diving down those research rabbit holes and working on the revisions for the Compendium.
We are so thankful to have met some wonderful people as Dobyns and Martin! Hopefully now we'll actually get a chance to hang out and visit with you when we run into you at events.
We'll continue to post fun tidbits on our Facebook page as we find them. And we will be updating our contact info as we refine it.
Have a great 2018! We'll be seeing you!