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Produce salesmen fight the heat

By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The sultry afternoon didn't keep some people from selling fruit and vegetables in Albany this afternoon.

Robert Jones and his grandchildren have been selling watermelon, peaches, tomatoes, and plums for about a week.

He says they're usually outside for about 10 hours a day. They're parked right outside the Flash Foods store on the corner of Gillionville road and North Westover boulevard. They make a point to stay hydrated.

"They (Flash Foods) let us buy cups of ice for water because everyone who comes here to buy watermelons ends up in the store," said produce salesman, Robert Jones.

Jones doesn't plan to let the heat hold them back. He says peaches are ripe for the pickin' so he'll be outside selling a lot of fruit for the next several weeks.


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