You see them around town as soon as the weather turns nice. Fruit vendors on street corners -- strawberries first, then oranges, melons and a wide variety of other natural delicacies.
In Campbell, on the corner of McGlincy Lane and Curtner Avenue and Curtner Avenue and Shamrock Drive, you often see a pair of vendors sitting in the sun with their fruit, hoping to sell the items straight from farms in Watsonville and Gilroy before they go bad.
Alejandro is one of these vendors. He wants to only go by his first name.
He's been on the job for a six-day week now, taking turns with his co-workers to sell at different locations in the area.
On April 28th, he was selling fresh strawberries from Watsonville and oranges from Gilroy.
It beats unemployment or sitting at home, he says.
Campbell Patch spoke with him about the economy, being a fruit vendor and what the alternatives are. Watch the video to hear more.