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

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. 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The website Glassdoor released its latest list of 1 Word on the Street: Best place to work
2 VIDEO: 2 men rob Bronx deli workers at gunpoint
News 12 took to the streets to find 3 Word on the Street: Time travel
The Buzz: sisters killed in radiator malfunction 4 The Buzz: sisters killed in radiator malfunction
A New York corrections officer was found shot 5 Rikers corrections officer shot dead in Brooklyn

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News Furry Friends

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News 12 The Bronx nightside.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE