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Clayton's Produce Stand is bountiful enterprise – WDIO


From candy corn to watermelon, one of many treasures of summer time and fall within the Northland is the scrumptious contemporary produce.

Clayton’s Produce Stand supplies that for the handfuls of people that cease by, a few of them daily.

“It’s stunning produce, you already know?” Kay Dugas stated.

Dugas, of Deer River, swung by means of after enjoying pickleball.

“You’ll be able to’t go previous the yellow signal, you already know. It’s a must to cease,” she stated.

Folks do. The stand within the nook of the Glen’s Military Navy parking zone in Grand Rapids is nearly always busy. Ben and Tammy Clayton are behind it.

“There’s I might say a pretty big group of shoppers that, I imply, they arrive again daily or each different day,” Tammy stated. “You simply get to know them and form of know what they need. A few of them, I don’t even ask what they need anymore. I simply give them a bag.”

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Glen’s Military Navy proprietor Rusty Eichorn is thrilled to share his house.

“The parking zone’s full, and a 3rd of it or higher is due to this corn stand,” Eichorn stated.

But it surely’s greater than corn. Ben Clayton wasn’t certain precisely what number of objects they carry.

“Corn’s clearly one of the best,” he stated. “However you then’ve acquired little issues that rotate out, the cantaloupe or the watermelon and the inexperienced beans. We’ve acquired strawberries as soon as in awhile and tomatoes. Day-after-day, one thing completely different sells.”

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Dugas comes for what she will’t develop herself.

“I don’t develop corn. And I don’t have squash like that,” she stated. “And I don’t have peas, and we’ve acquired peas right now. Oh, wow. I imply, that’s actually good.”

The Claytons simply acquired a “new” pea shelling machine.

“Very new from I feel 1925,” Ben joked. “And it’s concerning the measurement of a pickup truck.”

For greater than 15 years now, Ben Clayton has harvested produce on 30 acres of land.

Tammy even met Ben proper on the farm stand. Eichorn stated he loves seeing a younger couple make a go of it.

“There’s not many individuals coming into the farming world except they grew up in it,” Eichorn stated. “And so it’s simply neat to see them persevering with the household custom of rising greens. They usually do a very good job of it.”

Domestically grown themselves, the Claytons take delight of their produce.

“We’re the one stand that’s open daily the place our stuff is definitely coming from Rapids. You understand, we’re not 40 miles away. We’re 8 miles away,” Tammy stated.

“We’re giving them contemporary, high quality produce picked inside 24 hours,” Ben stated. “And as soon as they arrive in and take a look at it, they style the distinction. That’s why we’re all the time busy.”

You’ll be able to go to them off of Hwy 2 at Glen’s Military Navy by means of October or on Facebook.

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