Where We Work: Lewis WilliamsPublished 8:02am Monday, August 15, 2011
Person featured: Lewis Williams a.k.a The Sunflower Man
Address: 195 John Smith Rd., Green Creek and Polk County Farmers Markets
Phone number: 828-863-4351
Operating hours: Sat. Columbus Farmers Market 8 – 11:30 a.m.; Tues. Green Creek Farmers Market 5 – 7 p.m.; Thurs. Tryon Farmers Market 4 – 6:30 p.m.
Nature of business: Sunflowers, Boxwoods, Okra
Principal owners: Lewis Williams
How’s business? Doin’ fairly, I reckon.
One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: I will deliver large orders around Polk County.
Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: Fresh cut locally-grown sunflowers.
Advice to young entrepreneurs: Find a way to make money doing what you like.
My first job: Selling okra at 12 years old for six cents per pound.
Your role model (in business or in life generally): My father, Hamilton Williams
The key to a successful business: Hard work.