Oct 20-07

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2007: October: Oct 20-07
Vegetable stand    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Judy Byykkonen
Last of the season    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Judy Byykkonen

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 04:13 am:

One of the nice things about living on a country road, is passing a stand like this each day and some days, taking the time to stop and check out the wares for sale. Judy Byykkonen did just that, along with snapping a picture of the classic scene, depicting the epitome of trust in your fellow man. What is Mary talking about, you might be thinking, so let me explain. Take a good look at the pictures. Do you see anyone tending the cart? That's right, there's no one there to make sure you pay for your purchases, let alone that you pay the correct amount. That's total trust in your fellow man. I suppose these folks figure, if someone needs it that bad that they have to steal it, then they probably need it more than the person selling it needs the money. Small town honesty, one of the many reasons for living in the Copper Country.

By Lowell La Fave (Lowell) on Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 04:58 am:

I like the cart that they have set up. Once in a while we see stands like that down here, but not as often as used to be.
Good Pictures.

By Debi Steinle (Debi) on Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 06:27 am:

We stopped by this little stand a while back. Picked up some nice spuds. They have a coffee can that says "Cash Register". Only in the Copper Country, eh?

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 07:02 am:

There are stands like this that operate by your honesty here in Iowa.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 07:19 am:

There are also stands like this that operate by your honesty in MN also. I guess there's hope for mankind yet, huh?

By Pam & Jim - Calumet (Pjgrill) on Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 07:37 am:

Good Morning. This looks like the Grego (spelling ?) Organic Farm on the Covered Road.

By Therese (Therese) on Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 08:55 am:

Someone has been stealing from stands in the Traverse City area. There's a few really bad apples in the crate, but most people are honest and repect the hardworking farmer.

I grew just tomatoes in the garden this year as I was having some problems and couldn't till, and my lab Grady ate them all. She loved tomatoes and about everything else. In August she went to that great Produce Garden in the sky, and I am now house-breaking a young spaniel mix. 'Eddie'. Wush me luck: he is stubborn and has a small bladder.

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 09:33 am:

Nice looking trailer. Debi, we have a couple of places in our community that sell bales of straw out of covered trailers on the honor system and a couple of vegetable/sweet corn stands that sell with a coffee can cash register also. I would guess that they get "shorted" once in a while, but most people are honest.

By k j (Kathiscc) on Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 09:52 am:

We have some corn and vegetable stands here in Illinois that have a can or a box to put the money in. I don't think the people that run these really expect to make it big by doing this. Going to the Autumn Drive today. People along this country road all do arts and crafts or just sell country type 'stuff'. There are always apples, cider, pumpkins, kettle corn, Halloween stuff, etc. It will be nice to get out and do something fun for a change.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 10:43 am:

I love today's pictures, evidence of the autumn harvest, with the sun shining an an angle through the trees! Thank you, Judy B. and Mary.

We see vegetable stands around here in mid-Michigan, out in the country, with no attendant, just a cash box, usually telling you to pay here. We live in town, but we don't have to go very far out in the country to see them.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 10:51 am:

I would have sent this to Theresa in an email, but her email address is not on her profile. Theresa, I have heard that some people are having good luck with those puppy wee-wee pads, or whatever they are called. It at least usually trains the puppy to put it all in one place, where you want it. Again, I am very sorry that you lost your trusted friend Grady in August, but he is in a better place, now. It won't be long before you get Eddie trained, and he becomes your trusted friend, albeit in a different way from Grady. :-)

I forgot to mention earlier that the stands around here usually do not have wheels. I don't know if that makes a difference or not.

By Sharon I. Smith (Sharons) on Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 10:51 am:

The other thing about these wonderful roadside stands is, the produce so much better than what you can buy in the supermarket that it might as well be different veggies altogether. Sometimes I pig out until my tummy aches!

By k j (Kathiscc) on Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 11:27 am:

Actually Theresa, the wee wee pads only teach your dog to wee wee in the house. If that's what you want him to do, they work great. Best just to let him out often and especially upon waking (even from puppy naps that last 10 minutes), after playing, always after meals, etc. And always praise him when he goes outside. He'll get the idea in no time. And if he has an accident, just say no, and get him outside! Positive reinforcement is key. Don't punish, he's only a baby. Good luck.

By k j (Kathiscc) on Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 11:33 am:

Oh, and for accidents, Nature's Miracle is the best product out there- bar none!

By Helen (Heleninhubbel) on Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 07:38 pm:

This stand is in Traprock Valley...I see it on the way to Eagle River....It is really a nice stand.

G B ya'll

By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 10:26 pm:

Across the road from us a young couple have a big cart out by the road with many varied Pumpkins they grow for sale with a little cash box. I went over the other day to get one and he came running out saying since I was a close neighbor I could have one (bless him!) I said no way the moneys already in the slot so he gave me a couple more. We didn't grow any this year.

Up near our Kalkaska county family camp there is an old fashioned family dairy farm nearby that has milk in glass bottles, not homogenized, cream at the top, with the old type paper caps! No antibiotics, no steroids! They breed their own cows, raise their own hay!
Their on site farm store is open morning to night unattended! One goes in, get your selections from the coolers, log on your purchases, leave your money in an old fashioned milk can!
I guess there are quite a few of these type farms around Michigan.

www.shetlermilk.com (shameless plug for them !)

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 06:02 pm:

Roadside stands remind me of a time when countries were more rural. Thanks 4 sharing.

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