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Roadside stand in Trafford emphasizes fresh produce

| Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Chris Foreman / Penn-Trafford Star Rachel Grace arranges the vegetables on her makeshift produce stand outside her Trafford home on Route 130. She sells several items on the honor system.

Rachel Grace is such a supporter of the “go local” theme for fresh produce that she has set up a roadside stand outside her Trafford home for motorists to stop and pick up vegetables or herbs on the honor system.

The display of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, basil and sage — among many other items — popped up along Route 130 between Hird Road and the B-Y Park entrance in late July.

Grace, a nutritional counselor, said she likes being able to provide cheaper and fresher produce than is available in grocery stores. She grew many of the veggies and herbs herself, but the rest of the items were bought at a local farmers market.

Grace said the stand has been popular, which has caused her to have to replenish the supplies on display frequently.

Prices are listed on a dry-erase board. Payments are left in a glass jar.

“God's really blessed it and taken it farther than we originally intended,” said Grace, who lives with her husband, Nathaniel, and their three children.

This is the second consecutive summer in which she has had a small stand outside the home they've owned for three years.

Both Grace and her husband grew up on farms. She said they plan to have a farm of their own someday.

Chris Foreman is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.

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