Boiled Peanuts And A Great Big Smile - Click To Enlarge

Dealing With The Public

It’s not easy dealing with the public. This lady knows the secret. A big smile and a T-shirt that gives you fair warning.

Boiled Peanuts And A Great Big Smile - Click To Enlarge
Boiled Peanuts And A Great Big Smile – Click To Enlarge

Part of learning my way around a new town was to grab my old walk around camera, a 24 mm prime lens, and visit a local market.

Free Seating Southern Style - Click To Enlarge
Free Seating Southern Style – Click To Enlarge

Another bit of public relations here was to provide seating for weary shoppers. I didn’t see any takers but it’s the thought that counts.

Big Daddy's Pork Skins - Click To Enlarge
Big Daddy’s Pork Skins – Click To Enlarge

The gentleman above used free samples. Based on the lines he had it worked a lot better than folding chairs.

Farmers Market Sales - Click To Enlarge
Farmers Market Sales – Click To Enlarge

This farm didn’t employ any marketing tricks. They just opened early in a spot everyone had to pass.

Selling Local South Carolina Produce - Click To Enlarge
Selling Local South Carolina Produce – Click To Enlarge

Overall a farmers market in the south is a lot like northern ones.

However, one big difference. The variety of local fruit, vegetables, and fresh poultry and meats was incredible.

Oh yeah, the southern charm too.

 

 

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