Arabbers and Mennonites: 20180727_MDPS308

James Chase, back left, shares slices of melon with sons belonging to an Old Order Mennonite family at the family's farm in New Holland, Pa. Over time, black Baltimore street vendors fighting to keep their anachronistic trade alive managed to forge an unlikely alliance with rural Pennsylvania’s Mennonites - generally less austere cousins to the Amish - who serve as a sustaining link.

James Chase, back left, shares slices of melon with sons belonging to an Old Order Mennonite family at the family's farm in New Holland, Pa. Over time, black Baltimore street vendors fighting to keep their anachronistic trade alive managed to forge an unlikely alliance with rural Pennsylvania’s Mennonites - generally less austere cousins to the Amish - who serve as a sustaining link.