Self-Service Potatoes

In rural Austria you’ll find these stands along the roads. In the northwestern region of Upper Austria it’s often potatoes, but I’ve also seen stands for onions and other produce. You grab a bag of potatoes, leave two Euros (or whatever the farmer asks for), and that’s it. The fact that these things are still around suggestsย that the honor system works. And that’s wonderful. Happy Sunday, everyone!

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8 thoughts on “Self-Service Potatoes

  1. I was surprised when I went hiking a while back with a group and we saw a similar stand. There were apples on sale and no seller in sight. The others got the apples they wanted and left some money according to what they got. This was something new for me.

    • I don’t know how often money (probably more than the produce) gets stolen from these stands. Since the farmers still put them up, I hope that the system works, meaning there must be decency and integrity in people. Or at least that’s how I like to read it ๐Ÿ™‚

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