On our way home from a day in Santa Cruz mountains, we passed by this cutesy sign on the road. All four of us in the car were one in saying we’d better stop and check it out. I initially wanted to stop to take photo of the sign. They wanted to taste some jams and jellies.
Swanton Berry Farm sells organic berries and baked goods. It’s also a pick-your-own-berry farm. I noticed a family picking under the rain when we arrived.
We sampled their different berry jams to our heart’s content. We weren’t the only ones sampling, btw. And then we shopped. When we were ready to pay for our purchases, we were pleasantly surprised.
No one is manning the tills. You pay for your own purchase, honor till they called it. Honesty is the best policy. Isn’t this unique? There was a guy coming and going bring crates of berries into the store, but he wasn’t really paying attention to the tills. In fact he was the one who told us to pay for our purchase on the counter.