Arabbers are a beloved Charm City tradition [Letter]

I would like to respond to the Lutherville resident who wants to end the tradition of Arabbers ("Baltimore Arabbers on edge after rash of run-ins with cars," March 5).

My wife and I moved to West Baltimore in 1970. Arabbers were a vital link for this community to secure fresh produce. We have lived in Baltimore continuously since that time and have grown to love the Baltimore tradition of Arabbing, respect its vital role in giving "food desert" communities a lifeline to fresh produce and appreciate the contributions of Arabbers to the community, such as providing local children pony rides during neighborhood festivals.

Please do not turn Baltimore into a community that looks and functions like New York or Lutherville.

Dick Cook, Baltimore

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