Street Vendors

United States
February 29, 2008 10:35pm CST
I was just wondering how many people out there purchase food or anything from the back of a pick-up truck or boxes stacked neatly on the corner of a busy road? Today I went to the bank and I was approached in the parking lot my a man with an orange cut in quarters he offered me 1/4 so I tried it and to my amaze it was very sweet and juicy so I ended up buying a great big bag of oranges. They came from a town not too far away so they were pretty fresh. What sort of thing have you purchased and was it a good experience? Would you do it again.
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@raijin (10371)
• Philippines
1 Mar 08
Street and sidewalk vendors can be found here, almost on every place. They sell cooked foods, vegetables and fruits, and those which we can cook for our daily meal. There are also vendors who roam around and peddle their products, like doormats and those hand-made stuffs. When I know I can afford and knew that I do need it, mostly vegetables and fruits.. =)
• United States
1 Mar 08
People sale flowers on most of the busy corners and freeway on ramps. I've never purchased any flowers either. Have you tried the cooked food? I've tried tamales from a woman in our area.They were OK but not spectacular.
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@raijin (10371)
• Philippines
1 Mar 08
Yes, there are some that don't really seem to be convincing. But there are also others that make good food, that's where I frequent and somehow became their regular customer.
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• United States
1 Mar 08
absolutely! We have farmers here that do that- and around here there aren't too many, so you will generally find the same ones in the same spots and get to know them if you go regularly. You can't get much fresher than what they sell. The city also allows several of them to set up a farmers market in a corner lot on a regular schedule through the summer.
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• United States
1 Mar 08
Good morning above31rubies, We have farmers markets also but I never bothered to stop while driving by. Now that I know how good their product can be I think I'll make it a priority to go there first before going to the grocery store. I wonder how many people out there are like me and have never tried a farmers market?
@dtroas (481)
• United States
1 Mar 08
In the summer time when we are out I always purchase from Farmers that load up all kinds of goody's in the back of there truck. Most of them are on SSI so they do it for extra money, but still have alot of hard work in it. There for I would rather give them my money then going to the supermarket and paying 2x's that to have it. And the fruits and veggies are always fresh.
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• United States
1 Mar 08
Hello dtroas, your way ahead of me. This was my first time. I was always afraid the fruit or food would not be worth the money. I was afraid it was a rip off. So, I'd like to inform others who are like myself it's not the case you'll probably be pleasantly surprised like I was. dtroas you're right about grocery store costs prices are really going up! Eggs here are practically doubled
@lightningMD (5931)
• United States
3 Mar 08
We often buy veggies from road side stands in the summer. Most are grown by our local Amish community. I'm hoping to have my own garden this summer. It sure helps on the grocery bills.
@Gesusdid (1681)
• United States
2 Mar 08
we actually have a farmers market in the city where i live near by and a flea market where fruit vendors sell their fruits at and sure enough the flea market vendors sell weay better than the farmers market ...i think it depends of taste and price , just last weekend i ate some oranges from the flea market and they were great... i have the slightest clue where they get their stuff from