Sunday morning was really fun. Poppy fell asleep in the back of the car, so hubby and I decided to take the opportunity to go for a little drive around an area that we hadn’t explored before – Rous (it’s between Ballina and Lismore).
We were surprised how pretty and quaint it was, with lots of macadamia farms and rural properties growing their own produce. Each of which had honesty stalls, and we stopped at all of them!
Here’s what we grabbed on our honesty stall shopping haul:
#1. 4 avocados for $1. 10 small bananas for $1.
#2. Organic, free range eggs $5. We saw the chooks roaming around nearby! I think the carton is recycled, by the way. Bag of organic garlic $5 (take that yucky Chinese imports).
#3. A stall that advertised ‘fresh veggies’ but when we stopped just had a box of wrinkled yellow capsicums. Shame. Skipped that one.
#4. 800g freshly picked sweet lychees $5. Thanks Johnno!
Total money spent = $17.
Happiness at supporting local hobby farmers? Priceless.
I can’t begin to tell you how much I am loving our move to the country more and more every day. Stopping at those honesty stalls and leaving money in the little boxes brings me so much joy, and I get to do it on the reg!
I can’t wait for us to find a place of our own so that I can get my veggie patch going. Who knows, maybe I’ll be so good at it I’ll have some extra produce to sell at an honesty stall of my own? I truly hope so, but only time will tell. Stay tuned :)
Have you ever bought something from a road side stall? How did it make you feel?