By MARCIA LANE
COUNTY LINE – Those in the know were lining up this weekend at the County Line outside of Hastings as the family-owned produce business readied for closing for the summer.
This was the 53rd year for the business that started after a couple of farmers’ children sold cabbage by the side of the road for a nickel a head in order to earn some extra money. The kids quit, but their parents took up the idea.
Kelly Bland said they are closing a little early this year after a freak storm last week with wind gusts in the 60-70 mile range plowed down their last field of corn, typically their last crop of the season.
On Saturday people were buying corn, rutabagas, peppers and everything else available, stocking up for the summer. County Line normally reopens just before Thanksgiving.
Until then expect the “Shut” sign to be in place.