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Farming in a vacationer's paradise

publication date: Aug 1, 2004
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After 24 years of teaching high school, Louise Bennett was ready for a change, and she imagined that a small flower business would be the ideal second career.
“I thought growing flowers and selling them on the side of the road would be so romantic,” she recalls. “Of course, it was so much work and then we had to have vegetables to go with the flowers and so it evolved from there. I never dreamed I would have a business of this magnitude.”
Her business, Rosebank Farms on John's Island, South Carolina, today is a busy, year-round farm market with sales that often reach $3,000 a day in summer and go as high as $12,000 a day around the Fourth of July.

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