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Hankering for homegrown

If you have a hankering for homegrown tomatoes, cabbage, melons and beans, but don’t want to wait until Saturdays to visit Danville’s local farmers markets, there is a surprise on South Second Street.

Terry Doneghy has set up a small stand with produce he and his brother, Purnell, grow to sell on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. He’s also selling fresh South Carolina peaches.

“Just wait until the Sugar Babies come in,” Terry said describing the type of watermelons about to ripen.

Doneghy’s stand is set up under a red awning next to a vacant, small stone building that was once a neighborhood store. The property, along with a neighboring house is now owned by his family.

Waving at a passing car, Doneghy says he likes being out and seeing the people. “I get to socialize” and visit with old friends and classmates he hasn’t seen in a long time. Sometimes people stop and talk a while, Doneghy said, just as somebody parked nearby, got out and pulled up a chair.

Photos by Robin Hart