Pendleton, Indiana (08-18-2010) – There’s something very unique happening on the north side of Pendleton, Indiana. In this economy, with so many people claiming they can not find a job, Kevin Toombs is finding himself one very busy individual.

Kevin opened a fruit market on the north side of Pendleton, Indiana for the first time this year and people are pouring into his place either on their way to work or on their way home to shop at his market.

Kevin said he also has customers that are stopping by from other outlying cities and towns including Carmel, Indiana.

Kevin has been involved selling produce since he was a young kid. His mother had raised and raised and sold vegetables at area Farmer’s Markets since he was 5-7 years old. And now Kevin has his own produce market here in Pendleton, Indiana.

He was born in New Castle, Indiana and graduated from the Pendleton Heights High School here in town.

He said Pendleton has turned out to be a great place to have a business for a number of reasons. Kevin said his customers have been really great as well as very honest. You going to be amazed once you hear what Kevin has to say about the customers he has had stop by before and after hours.

I ask Kevin how he manages to do so well in today’s economy when so many say they are struggling or can not find a job. Kevin said it all depends on how bad you want to do something and how hard you want to work at it.

Another part of Kevin’s success is always having great produce on hand and getting the things his customers have requested. He said a lot of people have ask him to carry peaches so Kevin found a source that allows him to carry fresh, farm ground peaches direct from Georgia. He only carries farm grown produce and gets nothing from bulk produce warehouses like that that is found in stores.

Another thing I ask Kevin was that age old question as to how can you tell when a watermelon is ripe. He said you can forget all that thumping and shacking that we’ve all done at some time. The only way to actually know if a watermelon is ready to eat is to cut them open and taste it.

Stop by and met Kevin. He’s a super individual to talk with and carries great products day in and day out. Kevin’s Produce Market is located on the north edge on Pendleton, Indiana near the Swifty Gas Station on State Road 67. His hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30-8:00 p.m. Monday thru Saturday.

Oh, the watermelon I took home from Kevin's Market was marvelous.

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