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Aug 15, 2011 06:02 PM

Looking for simple farm stand on the side of the road

Hi all. This question has been a long time coming. Prompted tonight by a thread about Jenny's farm stand in Dexter. It was said "it's not just a wagon along side the road". Well that is what I'm looking for. Here in southeast Michigan the farmers markets are abundunt and wonderful. But even more wonderful are the little farm stands along the rural roads(like we had in suburban Philly and Minneapolis). They were mostly on the honor system(leave your money in a box) for beautiful corn, tomatoes, cukes, peppers and the like. These were nearby daily, not just weekly(even though farmsers markets can be found almost every day of the week if you travel some). I just wish there was a little stand I could visit every couple of days for fresh, very local produce for very little cash. Thanks!

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  1. I've seen those, and adore them Rheta. I honestly only see them in the country, though...nowhere near the tri-county area, usually directly on the road at a farm. They're rare, and special, and like you, I haven't seen one for quite some time.

    1. They exist. I see them when I go for an afternoon drive inthe Pinckney, Dexter, Gregory area.
      I cannot tell you specifically where they are located ...

      I *USED* to go to Canada; the area between Amherstburg & Leamington is rich with farm stands.
      Sadly; US Customs are now fining folks $300-$500 if you bring back a veggie they don't permit.
      Heck; last year, they took my sweet corn ... inspite of their own (& USDA) documentation that it
      is SPECIFICALLY permitted.

      1. I think you have to go a ways out of the city...I've seen them on M15, especially as you get closer to Bay CIty (a long ways to go from DTW!) or on Van Dyke, and M25 going towards Algonac.

        1. I think the wagon on Welch and 14 Mile in Commerce Township has some vegetables, but I never really look closely enough when i drove by it.

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          1. re: Fibber McGee

            For some reason this farm stand isn't open yet this year. In the past they have sold frits and veggies. Their corn was outstanding.

            1. re: MARISKANY

              Hmm, I hope he's ok. My parents have actually seen that tractor of his on the road pulling into and out of that lot. I think he sells rocks, too.

          2. There's a couple near 8 mile and Pontiac Trail