Roadside Stands

Roadside stands have three functions: (1) they provide foods and beverages for travelers; (2) they are farm gate points of sale for raw and processed foods like vegetables, honey, preserves, and jams; and (3) they are also local sale points for food bought elsewhere, either from fresh produce markets or mass-produced packaged foods. Any roadside stand may perform one or more (or sometimes all three) of these functions.

Foods for travelers may be cooked at the proprietor’s home and either served directly or assembled with other food on-site, or they may be raw produce cooked and served on site. Characteristically, such foods are single portions, manageable with fingers or with limited cutlery, self-packaged (e.g., filled pastry items or sandwiches) or minimally packaged in easily disposable material ...

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