I had heard from several people around town that Peach Valley Produce was the place to go if you wanted good fresh produce. We have always seen lines there every time we drove by on Cerrillos Rd. Since we were in town early, we decided that maybe this time we would stop and check it out. So on Thursday August 20, 2020 we went to Peach Valley Produce.
We arrived 11 minutes before the scheduled opening at 9am. I was taking the photos that follow. The guy in the gray teeshirt yelled at me that they were not open yet. I said that I could read the sign and knew that. I was just taking some photos. He proceeded to yell at us that we were not helping his business by standing there. He couldn’t set up (??? I was in front of the tent) and people would start lining up once they saw us. I didn’t appreciate his tone or his rudeness. So we left. As we were walking to the car, people were lining up but they didn’t receive the same greeting that we received.
So I can’t share with you very many photos of this produce. As you can tell from the photos, I was not in this guy’s face. And I certainly don’t want to hinder his business.
4 thoughts on “Peach Valley Produce, Santa Fe”
Wow. Way to turn off potential customers. It’s a road side stand, you’d think they’d welcome the business…
I thought so too. I have a retail background. I would have gotten fired for an attitude like that.
When they are setting up the guys are really busy, with motorized equipment moving around. No doubt they are a bit stressed. But they are working to set up for customers. No offense to any of the other responders, but they need space and time to set up before the mobs descend – and they do!
Thank you for reading my blog. I understand how stressful the setting up process can be. I worked retail for years. In this case, the motorized equipment wasn’t in use. Most of the set up was complete. Rude is Rude. As I remember, I was only taking some photos. Maybe some signage would help them. Perhaps, they are more polite now. I stand by my critique