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In a word: It's nature's candy.

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JM ate a pear.
Nichole ate a plum.
We got a bag of corn nuts.
The bill was $4, or $2/person.
JM gave Fruit Stand a B; Nichole gave Fruit Stand a B+ (see our grading rubric).

Fruit Stand

Stop Two on our serial cart lunch was Fruit Stand. We grabbed a pear and a plum and a bag of snackies for the office. But first we busted out the camera, hoping to supplement what will be a very short post with a mini-photo essay, and about the third snap, the proprietor hollered, "Hey, fifty cents per picture!"

He was kidding. But he did say he's got a collection of photos of fruit stands all over the world that his customers bring back from their adventures. So if you've got holiday snaps to share, strike up a conversation; the biggest joy of supplementing your cart lunch with nutrients from whole and dried fruits, nuts and snack mixes is the sociability of the folks in the booth.

Nectarines and citrusClementines

We got a pear and a plum and, after taking a taste of our Fresh Cool Drinks fare, were free to dig in. JM's pear was chin-dripping juicy and sweet. The plum was tart and meaty, all you'd want in a plum.

Plum tuckered

We've made more than one excellent bargain haul from Fruit Stand on a Thursday or Friday 20% off sale (otherwise known as "eat or freeze what you buy immediately"). We'd like to see more organic and local choices, though there are some there and they're well-marked. The regular prices are higher than grocery store's, but are fair considering the convenience factor. So we'll eat a peach.

 

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