Rain affects produce, not sales at market

With a 6 train stop across from the market site, vendors said commuters were still getting off the train and picking up food for dinner because the location was convenient.

With a 6 train stop across from the market site, vendors said commuters were still getting off the train and picking up food for dinner because the location was convenient. (10/2/15)

PARKCHESTER - The rainy weather didn't slow business much at an outdoor food market in Parkchester Friday, according to vendors.

With a 6 train stop across from the market site, vendors said commuters were still getting off the train and picking up food for dinner because the location was convenient.

The rain did pose some problems, though. "Things like onions and garlic absolutely have to be kept dry, so that's a big challenge," said vendor Margaret Hoffman. "Some vegetables, like the greens, flourish in this weather."

Many of the vendors said they had been open for business since 6 a.m., bearing the rain and wind all day. Only one vendor opted out of the market.

The market is open every Friday from June to Thanksgiving. 

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