I want to introduce you to the custom of way side shopping in the Netherlands.
While the weather is amenable, many people like to sell their stuff in a low-maintenance manner by putting up a stall, and let things develop on their own. This can range from a miniature garage-sale, to garden produce, eggs, honey, to a professional nursery selling examples of their plants or cut flowers.
It works like this: You put up a table with a parasol, or even a real stall, and put your merchandise out, price everything, and people passing by choose what they like, and put the money into a tin-box, jar, flowerpot, whatever.
Apparently this works very well, because it’s getting more and more popular 🙂
Just make it clear: There are no people looking after the stalls! You are expected to be honest and pay for what you take and leave the money in the box, jar, flowerpot. And of course they’re counting on nobody taking money out of it, unless it is change.
Photos taken from horse-back: hence the high view point.
It’s raining a bit: Two baskets of vegetables, and a tin for the money.
A more serious arrangement and a covered stall showing a miscellaneous array of stuff.
A very lovely display of garden plants, and they even offer plastic bags to take your choice home! Little tin on the right to take your money.
Weird vegetables. they claim they are edible. I have no idea…
Little tin in front of the notice for money.
The absolute minimum: four courgettes, paper mentioning the price, and a jam-jar for the money.