Peaches on the Road: The Sweet Success of Shannon Houchin

Roadside Republic
1 min readMar 27, 2024

Join Brian Stone as he tells the story of Shannon Houchin, owner of Roadside Republic, a new produce company specializing in peaches.

Though trained as a librarian and saleswoman, Shannon has achieved success by revitalizing the old-fashioned roadside stand concept.

In this episode of “Small Business Chronicles,” Shannon shares her tricks to success, including building on overlooked cash-based business models and creating unforgettable customer experiences.

Discover the logistics behind running a profitable stand, Shannon’s commitment to supporting local farms, and how she gives valuable business lessons to students working at the stands.

Shannon’s story is an example of resilience, innovation, and the sweet taste of success in an unexpected niche. Whether you’re an aspiring or experienced entrepreneur, Shannon’s journey offers new perspectives on finding opportunities in unconventional places.

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Roadside Republic

We are insanely passionate about roadside stands and our goal is to create a network of roadside destinations across the US.