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By John Anderson, 9/15/21

Marshall Cornell is 7 and enjoys working in the garden and setting up his first produce stand with his grandpa, Rod Dickerson, on 2646 Eleven Mile Road in Shinglehouse.

The stand went up Sunday and Marshall, who attends Scio, couldn’t wait to work and see how the stand was doing.

Marshall’s mom, Erin Cornell, took him to farm and they discovered the money was gone and so was produce. Family and friends had stopped and bought items since it opened.

They are re-stocking squashes, giant pumpkins, watermelon, potatoes, sweet corn and other items.

However, the child is sad.

“He calls him ‘Grandpa Shop’ and they work in the garden together,” said Erin. “He was all excited to see what happened at the stand while he was at school. There was less produce and the money was in the can. Family and friends had already stopped and purchased items.”

Rod and Kim Dickerson, own Riverside Sales in Wellsville and lived in Shinglehouse for 35 years and have owned the popular business in Wellsville for 20 years.

The “honor system” stand is back open.

“When my dad isn’t working at Riverside Sales, he’s in that garden, he’s so proud of that garden,” said Erin.

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