How to Turn Peaches into Profits

Roadside Republic
1 min readMar 27, 2024

“This is the craziest ATM machine!”

That’s how a friend described his roadside peach stand to today’s guest, Shannon Houchin.

She was skeptical. Wouldn’t you be?

Wanting to see it firsthand, Shannon travelled to see her friend and learn all that she could about the roadside peach stand business.

After that one summer, she went home and built her own “ATM.”

That was 10 years ago. Shannon has fine tuned her operation and earns a solid 6-figure net income per season from her produce stands.

It’s a pretty simple business to learn, and Shannon says you can get up and running for as little as $200 dollars in peaches.

Listen in to hear;

  • tips for sourcing the fruit, and the key questions to ask,
  • pricing considerations,
  • finding the best location,
  • how she sets up the displays for maximum sales,
  • the importance of becoming part of the fabric of the community, and
  • clear, actionable success tips for your roadside stand.



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