Where We Work: Lewis Williams

Published 8:02 am 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

Lewis Williams a.k.a The Sunflower Man

Phone number: 828-863-4351

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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.