Who knew it could be so hard simply to sell fruit?
Laura Gott of Gott Brothers Orchards in Oxford near the airport has struggled for years to find a permanent place to sell her familys peaches, apples and pears.
She was selling fruit from a stand in the on Highway 550 South about 10 miles south of Durango, but that didnt last. Then she sold from the frontage road between Home Depot and Walmart, but when they widened the road, she was forced to move again.
But this time, its permanent, Gott says of the small, buff-colored building across from North American Van Lines on Highway 3. It sports a paved lot and a bathroom, more than amenities necessary facilities required to sell fruit for the whole year, not just the summer season.
Even so, its still not easy.
Its been slow. People didnt know were here, she said, worrying that the states restrictions on signs have hampered customers from finding her.
Look for the Colorado Peaches sign set back off the east side of the road just after Alpine Auto Clinic. Its worth your while the Red Havens I bought were the juiciest ever, and the cucumbers had the perfect crunch.