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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Bananas with "Apeel"


Banana growing began in the Coffs Harbour area in the 1890's. The steep fertile hills were ideally suited to the industry.
I came across the Hannaford Plantation shop on the steep, narrow and twisting road to Bruxner Park.
The owner told me that business is tough and he is gradually selling off his land into 5 acre house blocks and trying to retire. In 1970 Queen Elizabeth passed by his shop on her way to visit the said park.... but that is another story I will tell you about soon.

8 comments:

  1. His pension is invested in bananas!

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  2. but, bananas are so important! Always hate to see an independent farmer have to give up. Small businesses just don't work as well in this day.

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  3. I hope someone peeled Betty's banana!

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  4. A very catchy sign...love the way he uses "apeel." There are lots of farmers and other folk having to sell off small parcels of land at ta time to survive this terrible situation in which we all find ourselves. genie

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  5. Our local grocery shop were we bought bananas was run by a Hannaford family.

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  6. These little market sheds are always so inviting and homely! Love finding these curiosities in my wanders!

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  7. Hey Mark - I'm baaaaaack! Fun to catch up with you and others on the CDP blog portal again!
    Kind regards from EAGAN daily photo

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