Monday, October 28, 2013

Peter Eliopoulos

Samantha Barnes of Shippensburg, PA stands in front of her rolling farm stand Sunday afternoon at the College Park Farmers Market. Toigo farm provides seasonal fruits and vegetables such as apples, tomatoes, pears, and peaches.

Barnes spends much of her afternoon organizing the produce to make sure everything stays fresh. Older crates are put out first to ensure nothing goes bad and the farm doesn't lose money. 

At The end of the afternoon of selling produce in College park, Barnes spends time leveling off the creates and moving apples into empty ones so they can be stacked for transport during the two hour ride back to Shippensburg.

 Customer Leeland Nislow asks Barnes about her favorite apples Toigo sells. The farm stand offers a variety of nine types of apples, and multiple types of pears and tomatoes as well.

Great food comes with a price, but many are willing to pay a little extra for great, natural fruit from nearby farmers, rather than paying for overpriced supermarket produce which may contain harmful pesticides. Barnes weighs out and prices the apples for a faithful College Park Customer.

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