Dad was always an over ambitious gardener. He grew way more produce than he and Mother could ever dream of using. He sold most of his excess produce to a local owned produce market a 1/4 mile from the house. He sold the rest at one of several Farmer's Markets in town. We have at least 3.
There are always lots of baked goods at the Farmer's Market - no big Board of Health issues. Kind of like a church bake sale.
When I get out of town - in the more rural areas - there are road side stands selling seasonal produce. That does require a municipality license and permission from the property owner to set up. Early in the year it is Louisiana strawberries. Later you can find anything from sweet corn, watermelon, cantaloupe, Rustin peaches, onions, sweet potatoes, okra, red potatoes and of course lots of squash.
A fond memory is Old Man Callais. He had a small farm and sold his vegetables door to door out of a mule drawn wagon. He was a fixture in the community until the early 1980's. Good things do sometimes happen to good people. Business developments sprouted up all around Mr. Callais's property. In the mid 70's he sold off most of his land to a mall development. BIG $! The beauty of the story is that he continued to plant, harvest and sell from his small remaining plot. He reared his 5 children in the ram shackled house that he had always lived in - no central A/C. His children grew up working the farm. All of his children are professionals - 2 doctors,1 lawyer, 1 teacher and one business owner. They lived and were educated on what he earned. His children never saw the mega bucks until after his death.
We always listened for the sound of the bells on Mr. Callais's mules. In the later years it was a sight to see this elderly man in his mule drawn wagon on a 4 lane street selling his produce door to door. Miss Old Man Callais.
Elizabeth - or Your Majesty
Living and growing in Lafayette, La.
When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant. ~Author Unknown