HASTINGS – County Line, the very popular vegetable stand on the Putnam-St. Johns line, closed Tuesday. Owners Brad and Kelly Bland made the decision reluctantly but say it’s in the best interest of employees, customers and their health. “Corn will be ready soon, so we’ll certainly be back,” wrote the family in a Facebook post. They’ve been in business 54 years and this is only the second time they’ve closed. The first was in 1983 when a hard freeze killed produce.
Photos by MARCIA LANE