Roadside stands still catch my eye, and I like them for what they represent and for their simplicity. Plywood and 2 x 4s, handpainted signs, chicken wire. Some stands still operate on the honor system, where from sunup to sundown you put money for veggies, firewood, cut flowers, etc...into an old coffee can, mason jar or metal cash box.
|The corner of Peach Lane and Hwy 160, Fort Mill|
Visit http://www.peachstand.com/ for more info.
I took some snaps, and they have great stuff but I really like the feel of the old stand better!
I picked up some housemade italian sausage, and took a spin through the original part of Fort Mill on my way back home. Another tiny town, stuck in time. It reminds me of Long Island's North Fork, or the Hudson River towns. The 60's architecture mixed with federal and victorian styles. Quaint, with that "worlds away" feeling yet within striking distance to a city.
Main Street. About 30 buildings, some empty storefronts. One pub, antiques shops, a men's clothing store, City Hall. It almost feels like a movie set.
|I love the lettering on the roof. |
This is the kicker...fried chicken gets top billing over gasoline.
I'll head back to Fort Mill in May for strawberry picking, and maybe to catch the parade through town.
Small towns keep it real. Level & Plumb.