Farmer’s Roadside Stand Thrives on Honor System

Farmer’s Roadside Stand Thrives on Honor System

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honey jarsSince 1946, a roadside honey stand has survived as a monument to the proposition that people are basically good.

That’s because it runs on the honor system.

Its shelves are crowded with jars of golden honey. Next to this is a weathered, steel strongbox with the words “PAY HERE/THANK YOU” written in marker.

As an economic proposition, does it work?

“Works great. It’s been there 63 years,” said David C. Biggers, who operates the stand.

Biggers says he stocks the shelves almost every day. He has to; it’s a popular product and his system works for him.

“Basically the American people, they’re honest,” Biggers says. “That’s what I think. Don’t you?”

(READ the story in Daytona Beach News Journal)