11/26/11

TAKE THE BACKROADS next time


Those of us who do not live in cities or suburbs see roadside stands on a regular basis and probably are just as thrilled with them as city folk. I do most of my shopping at what was once just a roadside stand which has now morphed into a far more complex stand. Open on the front, it's always interesting to shop in on a rainy day. The clerks all wear fingerless gloves to work the registers.

I have no idea where these shots were taken or when. A long ago stop at an apple stand.







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This is my submission, just barely under the wire, for Sepia Saturday.

18 comments:

  1. I have a postcard that sounds kind of like the more complex stand you describe. I was originally going to use it for my post until I decided on a different topic.

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  2. I hope you eventually post it. I'd love to see it.

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  3. GREAT photos, both. I've been to truck gardens. Flathead Cherries near the end of Summer (on Flathead Lakeshore) are a bit like this. There are a number of folks who only have a half dozen of the trees, and sell their "profits" if they have any.

    My wife canned a bunch this year.

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  4. Your post reminded me of the roadside stand here in Teaneck that morphed into a plant nursery and small deli, Limone's Farm. It dated from the days when the town was more country than suburb. Limone's closed last year, unfortunately.

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  5. Great photos. I live in a market farm area where there are so many roadside stalls and working sheds with their doors open for casual fruit and vegetable buyer.

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  6. I do know what you mean. In this country we have many examples of what started as farmers having a stall next to the field or farm which, over the years, have become major businesses. Somehow it seems to defeat the object.

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  7. We have a local "egg stand" - you help yourself and put the money you owe in the box. The apple stand is much grander! Jo

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  8. Nothing like a fresh apple that hasn't been sprayed with some kind of wax or preservative.

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  9. I have one apple tree and struggle to give apples away. At least the local horses appreciate a feast.
    I wonder what reaction there would be if we set up a stall like this.
    Neat photos.

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  10. Was that the stallholder endorsing his own product perhaps?

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  11. There is an 'apple stand' not far from here that not occupies a warehouse building where they sell apples of all types. Not as quaint but their mixed grab bags are very tasty!

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  12. Oh this was just great...and I am a big fan of taking the back roads!

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  13. What do you mean?
    You're spot on!!
    I love these.
    Do you think the color alterations happened when these were taken or it happened over time. Love the effect nonetheless.
    :)~
    HUGZ

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  14. I think the photographer might have had a light leak, thus the odd color shapes. The photos show no water damage. Of course, the lab could have screwed up when developing.

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  15. Could have been the apple stands in the best of times here in this area of MN. Nice photos and the apples were tidy in presentation.

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  16. whatever the case,
    I like these!!
    :)~
    HUGZ

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  17. Really enjoying your blog. Thanks for the great posts!

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  18. Thanks Ann! It's always nice to know I'm not just talking to myself, though I do that a lot. The arguments are especially interesting.

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