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FRANKLIN

Customers meandered from bin to bin, inspecting thick cucumbers, deep red and green peppers and bunches of carrots.

The roadside stand at Weaver’s Produce was filled with the bounty of an unusually good spring for growing. Peaches, cantaloupe, and sugar baby watermelons were stacked in piles, dwarfed by the bin filled with Indiana sweet corn picked that morning.

Juicy green beans, plump tomatoes and of course sweet corn are summer staples in central Indiana. Weaver’s Produce has specialized in providing fresh produce to people passing by their stands in Franklin and Shelbyville.

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