7 Apr 2017

Mark's Fruit Hut

Molong is 37kms north of Orange in the central west of New South Wales-see previous post.  It is still an attractive little town but it is obviously a shadow of its former self. There is a post office, a bank, some cafes, shops, some offices and a once grand departmental store which is long gone. On the Mitchell Highway heading north into the town there are grain silos beside a railway line but now the farming is grazing-sheep and cattle- and it looks as if the silos are no longer used.
Driving towards the town beside the road were handpainted notices advertising fruit for sale and in the rest area set off the highway was a small iron hut signed Mark's Fruit Hut. We pulled in and bought some grapes and plums from Mark-above - who was there with his two children. There was little traffic on the road. Mark has a very tough gig. It was pleasant enough on Saturday but in the height of summer he would really feel the heat and keeping his stock fresh must be expensive and difficult. I feel for people like Mark.
He readily agreed to me taking his photo. I'd like to do more photos like this. If I had a week wandering the back roads in the area I am sure I could come back with a decent portfolio.

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