About The River

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Honesty Jar

 I started to sell flowers in 2012, it is a self serve Farm Stand and  I have an honesty jar system. I am thankful to say I have never had a problem. In fact I have received a couple of tips thru the years. 
Here is what I got this week .. I guess this flower farmer deserves an ice cold beer.

18 comments:

  1. I remember people using this system with their garden vegetables years ago. Good to know there are still honest and generous people!

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  2. How funny! You just never know! Would be neat to have a hidden camera...well, maybe! lol Hugs!

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  3. Wow! That is inspiring.. honesty seems to be fading these days. Good to see this.

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  4. Love that tip! I've seen some people having honesty stands around here too. I'd probably over pay knowing me. :)

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  5. LOL! That is too funny! Now to figure out where to cash that in!! HA

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  6. Hi Carla! Is this a coaster? Maybe a token for a free beer? The self serve stand is such a good idea, that way you can make people happy while you are off doing something else. It is so hot this year!

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  7. That is funny. I've been thinking about putting some potted plants on a table at the corner of our property...near the garden, and using the honesty jar system. We don't get much traffic down our dirt road, but somebody out this way might want some plants. I really wonder if an honesty jar would work here, as we don't live in most ideal location. :)

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  8. Cheers Carla. It's been so hot, maybe a cold beer would taste good. :):) There's a little town north of us and a family put tomatoes and squash out and it's a coffee can pay deal. LOL. I stop at times and trade there. But I give money. :) Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  9. It's so nice that people are so trust worthy and I like that they left you a token for a free beer. They must think that you deserve a nice cold beer on a hot day.
    Hugs, Julia

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  10. Oh dear, there’s always one isn’t there, but at least it shows people are honest on the whole xx

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  11. Too funny Carla. Glad you really never have any issues with your flower stand and peeps are pretty honest and appreciate your trust in letting them take what they find beautiful and leave you something in return.
    Makes life feel like there is still hope that people value others and value honesty. Out where my daughter lives there are lots of farms and in the front of the drives there are little stands like yours with coffee cans to pay for whatever you take off the stands. The farm homes are so far back on the properties so it is an honesty type thing again. I did see someone being very dishonest one early morning driving to my daughters. There was a big ole fat squirrel sitting on the top of the fresh corn basket partaking in his meal. I did not see him putting anything in the coffee can for his meal he took!!!!!
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  12. What a great idea and I love the tip you got.

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  13. That's pretty cute, Carla! Perhaps if you left a thank you note on the table about it, others would do the same?

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  14. Hi Carla. I did not know mimosa are invasive either! Until I started researching. This is from just one of the sites I read:Mimosa, Invasive Exotic Introduced to this continent as an ornamental about 250 years ago, has established itself across much of the eastern US. As do most invasive plants, it reproduces prolifically. Numerous long brown flat seedpods are produced at summer's end and seeds sprout with ease. Additionally, the seeds are tough and can remain dormant for decades. Although most people know Mimosa tree from the edge of the highway or train track, apparently, it also enjoys the edges of forest and streams. The narrow strips of land bordering streams are apparently a crucial component of the ecosystem; providing key wildlife habitat, controlling flooding and erosion. Dense stands of mimosa reduce the sunlight available for native species, leading to deterioration in the plant diversity in these areas and degrading wildlife habitat. Mimosa tree has made it to the “least wanted list” of several agencies tracking invasive plants.

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  15. Well that is definitely different! Might as well have a beer.....

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  16. You are part of such a great community!

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  17. That's hysterical! Are you going to claim your beer? We have a few of these pay what you can stands around here. People sell eggs, flowers, veggies, plants, honey. I like to see them, it reminds me of a sweet simpler time. I would assume that people really are honest or the stands would close. At least I hope...

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  18. In rural areas, I have come across these honesty jars and they do seem to work well, which is so encouraging.

    All the best Jan

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High Fives from Wisconsin!