Last January I decided to take a bike ride. As I live in the desert it was a beautiful day and I decided to ride to the vegetable market near my home. I was delighted with the fresh produce which is all grown in the field behind the stand.
Madison Produce was started by Joe Manion according to a local paper. Joe worked on farms as a young boy and eventually operated produce stands all over Northern California. He ultimately landed in Indio where he was on a quest to grow strawberries in the Coachella Valley. With all of his past experience he was successful and his son eventually joined him in the business.
I was captivated by the quality of produce and the friendliness of the staff. I decided to paint the vegetable stand in my series of paintings of Indio/. The painting is available for purchase at Wendybsstudio90264 on Etsy. The painting has been done on a canvas panel board in oils and is 12” x 12 inches in dimension.