It is spring and George Dalton is back in Wellington selling his fresh produce in the parking lot of the Steakhouse Motel parking lot.  He says it is his ninth year doing this in Wellington, with the past three where he is selling now.  Prior to this, he was in the Free Will Baptist Church parking lot for six years.
Dalton hails from Arkansas City, where he has lived for the past eleven years, but is originally from Joplin, Mo.  He and his assistant Marvin Reed travel with the produce to sell in three other cities in the area:  Ponca City, Blackwell, and Derby.  
Dalton says he gets his tomatoes, jams, and jellies from the Amish.  He also likes to tout the honey he sells as straight from the hive.  The honey, he says, helps allergies and the immune system.  
“There are four different farmers,” he says, “who grow the produce.  Some stuff, I buy from a Tulsa warehouse.  But, I buy as much from farmers as I can.”
Today is his first day of the season in Wellington. He and his assistant will be in the old Steakhouse Motel parking lot every Friday, until October, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
In the summer, he says, there will be a tent set up with a generator to keep cool.  Over Memorial Day Weekend, he will be taking orders for Amish peaches that he says will come in the first week of July.  A $20 deposit will secure an order, with another $20 paid when you pick them up.