Wednesday, 26 August 2009


There are places, mostly on the outskirts of Stavanger, where we still can buy potatoes and flowers etc. directly from the farm. I think it is nice, and also most of the time the quality is very good and the prices reasonable.

If I had had some cash on me today I would have treated myself to some nice sunflowers.
I didn't want to drop my credit card in the box :) , so no flowers for me.
The farmers trust their customers to pay for what they take when they are not there to look after whatever it is that they are selling. Customers are expected to place the money in a box that is located near to the items being sold. As I understand it, this still works quite well. 

7 comments:

White Oleander said...

It's really nice to see that human beings still trust each other :)

Angela Robak said...

Love the contrast of the fresh flowers against the weathered wood!.

Leif Hagen said...

I just bought a beautiful $5 bouquet at the farmers market tonight in Eagan. Couldn't you have left an "I owe you" note for Farmer Andersen? Hilsen fra Hagen

Yoork said...

I love farmer's markets!

Vogon Poet said...

Another world: here somebody would steal the flowers, the money and even the bench within five minutes.

Jacob said...

You wouldn't want to try that system in Florida: in about 30 seconds, the sunflowers would be gone, the cash would be gone, heck, the box would be gone - along with everything else that wasn't nailed down!

Although I must admit that things are better in Ocala than in Miami or Ft. Lauderdale.

Kaori said...

These miniture sunflowers are so appealing to the eye! Too bad you didn't have any change :P