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Pelham Farmers Market Affected By Snow

PELHAM, N.Y. – Lobsang Dawa stood under the Migliorelli Farms tent at the Pelham Farmers Market on Saturday to avoid the snow that steadily fell on the area. Dawa and the other workers at the market braved the cold and snow to sell their products to anyone willing to shop.

While the snow negatively affected business at the market, Dawa and the others adopted a post office mentality. “Yesterday, we knew it was going to snow,” Dawa said. “Whether it’s snow, rain or any weather, if we’re supposed to be here, we’ll be here.”

The snow caused the number of customers to decrease on Saturday, but a few loyal customers trickled into the market to buy some fresh fruit and vegetables. Michelle McBriarty, site manager for Community Markets, said that the vendors would remain there until 2 p.m. regardless of the weather.

Dawa said that the greens at his stand could spoil in the cold weather, but that the temperature should not present too much of an issue. “The weather is not a problem for us,” Dawa said. “We just want our customers to be happy.”

The vendors knew of the possibility of snow, but Dawa said that they just had to tough it out no matter what happened. “We cannot prepare for that,” Dawa said. “Nothing much we can do.”

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Contact Pelham reporter Andrew Meola at ameola@thedailypelham.com.

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