Staff Photo: Erin Evans

Staff Photo: Erin Evans

Customer Patty Garlend picks out a choice basket of tomatoes at Covington Produce on U.S. Highway 278 Thursday afternoon.

Owned by the Smith family, the location at a former service station has been selling produce for three years.

Mandy Smith said the drought has made the price of watermelons go up, but other fruits and vegetables seem to be in plentiful supply. Honey production seems to be off a bit, so the bees may have decided to slow down.

All of the Smith's produce comes from the Georgia State Farmers Market.