Pelham Market draws surprising numbers to support local businesses despite rain

On a rainy Sunday morning the Pelham Market set up, still as strong as any sunny day. Local businesses, some new, some farmers market regulars, came together to sell their products to the Pelham community.

Joseph Nicosia from Nicosia’s Bread Co has worked the farmer’s market three times, and is appreciative for what it has done for the community. Nicosia says, “I think it’s good for the community and it brings a lot of people together. I see more and more people coming.”

Nicosia adds, “In the food industry, it would be great if we all fed off of each other, with the supermarkets getting bread from local bakeries or pizzerias, using a local company rather than an outsource.”

Representatives from the Freshly Made company agree on the market’s success and offer ideas for the future, saying, “I think that this is a great start, with the markets, and I think as far as expanding what the market offers with more opportunities for drive by, pick up, or delivery because some people might not want to come out.”

Vendor Danielle DiMeglio from the Dobbs Ferry Lobster Guys says business has gone up because of the market, saying “We’ve been busy every time.”

DiMeglio adds that the success of the market as a whole is growing, “It’s definitely drawing more of a crowd.”

Jane Sweeney, one of the co founders of the market, is pleased with its success, saying, “Overall, our expectations have been exceeded.” Sweeney says the market will continue into the fall, on a weekly basis.

The Pelham Farmers Market continues to bring together Pelhamites to support small businesses and have fun in a safe environment.