Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Bluegrass & Honey
As you leave Grandfather Mountain (see yesterday's blog), turn left onto Hwy 221 going toward the Blue Ridge Parkway and Blowing Rock, NC. You will immediately come to a fruit stand on the right side of the road. Odds are Floyd Gragg will be there selling honey and jam. Pull over. You'll be glad you did. Floyd and his family have been selling here since the 1950s. That's him on the left (above) with his friend Mr. Dellinger (I didn't get his first name). If he has his instruments out you might ask for him to play a bluegrass song from the Carter Family like "Wildwood Flower" or "Keep on the Sunny Side." Floyd is an amazing talent and quite the entertainer. Stopping at this little fruit stand may just be the highlight of your day.