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Hurricane Can't Slow Down Hastings Farmers Market

HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Even as the sky started to open up and rain began to pour, it wasn't enough to deter the vendors at the Hastings Farmers Market. The market went on as scheduled despite the impending arrival of Hurricane Irene.

"[We'll stay here] until we can," said vendor Sophie Morgiewicz. "If they don't close the bridge we'll stay here until the end."

Crowds were a little thin in the afternoon, but it business was bustling earlier on.

"Basically we're busy almost every week, but today more so in the morning," Morgiewicz said.

Even as locals looked to stock up on food and water, some worried about produce going bad if they lose power.

"There are a few people that are kind of leery because of the weather," Morgiewicz said. "They're not stocking up because of their refrigerators, but still we've done pretty good today."

Morgiewicz has been selling her products at the Hastings Farmers Market for the past 15 years so she knows what to expect crowd wise. As the rain picked up though, customers trickled out of the market and back to their homes.

"It's been about the same as usual, but everyone is leaving now obviously," said vendor Larry Eldridge.

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