Who knew it could be so hard simply to sell fruit?
Laura Gott of Gott Brotherís Orchards in Oxford near the airport has struggled for years to find a permanent place to sell her familyís 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 didnít 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, itís 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 Ė necessary facilities required to sell fruit for the whole year, not just the summer season.
Even so, itís still not easy.
ďItís been slow. People didnít know weíre here,Ē she said, worrying that the stateís restrictions on signs have hampered customers from finding her.
Look for the ďColorado PeachesĒ sign set back off the east side of the road just after Alpine Auto Clinic. Itís worth your while Ė the Red Havens I bought were the juiciest ever, and the cucumbers had the perfect crunch.