Honor boxes are great. In the summer I visit a small little honor farm that has fantastic, fresh vegetables. The farm has been in existence since the 1920’s, by one family. I find it quaint. The quality is great — although, you have to expect a few earwigs, and the occasional baby slug, in the mix. The leaves might not be perfect (a few holes chewed through by some errant bug). But, what a bargain. I can’t eat $20 of vegetables in a week. Cabbage, kale, collard greens, lettuces, squash, corn, beans, carrots, potatoes — come through from early summer to early autumn.
I place my money under a chunk of wood, and serve myself. It’s absolutely why I love living out of the city. There are a lot of honor boxes and little farm stands. There are even a few “pick it yourself” farms. You go out into the field, and select the foods, and load up a basket. Can’t get any fresher than that!
There is an honor honey shack, where I buy a glass quart jar of the amber gold, and a dairy farm that has a regular old refrigerator — full of fresh milk — sitting on a covered deck. (You put the money on the door shelf.)
There are cutting flower farms, too.
It is pleasant to take a drive, through the back roads, and frequenting these places.