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Meet "Produce Man"

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His name is Tim Keith, but his customers know him as "The Produce Man."

Keith sells the produce from area farms at various stops around town.

"I've been doing this with my dad since I was little," Keith says. "When I was old enough to go out on my own, I would load the trailer and make stops at the beauty shops on Summer and Poplar."

Doing good business at the hair salons on Thursdays and Fridays, Keith was looking for delivery opportunities for the beginning of the week. So he started delivering to the high-rises on Highland on Tuesday and Wednesday, which he still does.

When one of his longtime customers asked if he would consider setting up shop at her church, Keith made Colonial Park United Methodist Church on Park one of his regular stops.

"I've been coming here every Thursday morning for 10 years — at first from 9 to 10 a.m., but now an hour earlier. Today, people have already been waiting for me."

Read more about Keith and other food happenings in this week's Food News by Simone Wilson.

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