Thursday, February 4, 2010

Open-Air Produce


L.W. Sardis parks his fruit-and-vegetable laden truck in front of this local hardware store every day, as he has for years.

In the past, he raised all the items he sold ... collards, peanuts, peas, beans and more. But now he sells items he bought wholesale at a price reflecting his low overhead!

Pickup trucks offering farm-fresh vegetables and fruits are common sights in the Selma summer; just a handful of truck "farmers" sell their wares year-round.

Thanks to Christine Weerts for contributing today's daily photo.

5 comments:

Buck said...

Our farmer's market goes indoors for the winter. This time of the year, the only fresh local food is squash, mushrooms, and root vegetables. This photo is a great reminder that we all live differently!

Lois said...

I wish he was here! The produce in the grocery stores has been pitiful and expensive around here since all the cold weather hit last month.

bfarr said...

It looks like he has a good selection.

Jacob said...

Every urban area needs several of these folks...

We're fortunate to have a Farmer's Market close by that offers its wares every Thursday morning.

Kate said...

I wish that we had a winter indoor market, but we just have to wait for spring in St. Paul, MN. You are so luck to have a longer buying season!