Friday, September 27, 2013

AMISH, MENNONITE & ENGLISHER ROADSIDE STANDS

Coming back from Jean's one day, I saw these road side fruit, vegetable and flower stands along the road.  Thought you might like to see some of them. These are a mixture of Amish, Mennonite and Englisher stands. On the fourth one down you can see the can they have to put your money in.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can anyone put up one of these stands or do you need a license/permit

ga447 said...

In Germany this is very common to have these booth and it goes by the honor system. I would go with my father to the stand to pick up our sax of potatoes and put the money in the can. We would do the same with cut flowers.

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning ga447,

Many of the people here go by the honor system, too, Just like you do in Germany. Many of them here have glass jars with a metal top. Either there is a hole in the top to put the money through or you have to unscrew the top and put money in.

Marilyn

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Anonymous,

I don't really know if you need a license/permit or not. Let me see if I can find out. I know Jean has a permit for hers in front of her house, but I don't know if everyone has to have one.

Marilyn

New York State Of Mind said...

I called Jean and I also called a friend in our county regarding if you need a license/permit to set up a roadside fruit, vegetable or flower stand. The answer is yes, you have to have a permit. Some people don't have them and get away with it, but you are suppose to have a permit before you set up a roadside stand. If you don't have a permit and are found out, you could be fined.

Marilyn

Anonymous said...

Thank you Marilyn for finding out for me I appreciate it

New York State Of Mind said...

You are most welcome, Anonymous.

Marilyn

Richard From PureCountryLiving.com said...

With fruit being pretty expensive in regular super markets along with food in general, most of theses small food stands seem like a down right bargain compared to the box stores!


Sadly most of them will be closing soon over my way as most fruit becomes out of season, and what I like about the Amish stands is that they also sell breads and pies and jams too!

Richard

Veronica said...

Really nice photos Marilyn. I hope you are well. I have been enjoying the the blog daily but have not been commenting often. It was great to also read from Olive again. I am glad she has choosen to do another post here. What a blessing for all of us. Sue Ann has also shared a wealth of information and I will be returning to her information often. It is also great to hear from Jean as usual I love reading how everyone in her family is doing. I hope you are also doing well Marilyn. Do you know any more about doing some teaching again? I have spent the lat month quite sick and I am waiting for some tests to be done. Hopefully I will get some answers soon. I always have you all in my prayers and I hope I will have more time soon to spend commenting. God Bless Veronica

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Richard,
The roadside stands and Farmers Markets are getting ready to close down. Now we will have to go back to the grocery store to buy. It is sad. Our Amish, here, have baked goods at their stands, too.

Marilyn

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Veronica,
So sorry to hear your are ill. Hope they find out what it is and gets your well soon.

Glad you are enjoying everything here. I will pass the comments on. I am down on taking pictures right now as my digital camera doesn't work.

Hope you are well soon,
Marilyn