Mario Murace’s roadside stall is typical of what you’ll find scattered throughout the Swan Valley: small growers continuing the European tradition of offering for sale whatever’s growing in their garden at any given time.
In Mario’s case it’s cut flowers and freshly-dug garlic, which are available from October until around Christmas. His grapes are usually available through January. He also has a few oranges and lemons from time to time.
Regulars have been stopping off at Mario’s place since the 1970s, and an honesty box system operates. “When I’ve got produce to sell, I simply put out my sign,” he says.
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