Street Vendors, Community, and Newcomers
June is national fresh fruit month. Street vendors of fresh fruit, particularly the sincere and engaging ones who set up in the same place, have historically become a part of communities. When they are gone members of the community notice and inquire about their whereabouts and well-being. Through producing a great tasting product, savvy marketing, hard work, great customer service, and relationships with the connected, some would expand their corner operations into catering services and or other food related businesses. Over the years I’ve come across many of these stories which I've documented in my books and this blog.