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A man and a fruit stand

First Posted: 9:01 am - July 3rd, 2015

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Clifford Hall’s produce is arranged neatly in baskets in the bed of his truck.

Clifford Hall holds a watermelon. Hall said a social call brought him through Winnsboro 35 years ago, and it seemed like a good place to sell fruit.

WINNSBORO — A fruit stand man beats the heat while swapping fruit for loot.

Even as temperatures creep toward 100 degrees, Clifford Hall sets up shop on Congress Street every Thursday and Friday.

“You just got to keep going,” Hall said. “Don’t think about it.”

On one recent Thursday, Hall had a box fan in the back of his truck pointed in his direction to help keep conditions bearable.

“You get a wet rag for your neck and keep going,” Hall said.

Although Hall is from McBee, he has been setting up shop in downtown Winnsboro for 35 years.

Hall said a social call brought him through Winnsboro 35 years ago, and it seemed like a good place to sell fruit.

“I’ve been doing it ever since,” Hall said.

Hall said selling McLeod Farm grown produce has been a Hall family vocation for five decades and four generations.

“My great-granddaddy started off with McLeod’s Farm’s produce about 50 years ago,” Hall said.

Hall’s current wares include 35 varieties of peaches. Hall assures that all of his locally grown produce is quality.

“I guarantee everything 100 percent,” Hall said. “If you don’t like it just talk to me.”

Hall said there are also Hall Produce stands in North Myrtle Beach and Lancaster.

“All of us sell the same stuff,” Hall said.

Hall sells produce on North Congress Street from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays.

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