Carrolltown Fruit Market

CARROLLTOWN, CAMBRIA COUNTY --- You may recognize it by the giant banana on its roof.  Drive through Carrolltown and you’re sure to see the quality fruit market; a community staple for more than 50 years.  David Cymbor has owned the market since 1980.  His business philosophy can be summed up in one word.

'"Friendliness," he said.

Cymbor attributes his staff and family members with the market's success.  They're on a first name basis with many of their customers. 

"We try to do our best to know everybody.  I think that's a key, is trying to be friendly to everybody, and to know everybody," he said.

The market has a little bit of everything.  There's fresh produce, lots of which comes from growers in the area. 

"We do a lot of local ones right now, when people are growing, we'll buy anything that's good off of them," Cymbor said.

But if you ask Cymbor, he'll tell you the best part of the market is a family tradition that favors people with a bit of a sweet tooth. 

"The best thing is I think our homemade doughnuts.  We've been making them for probably 50 years, way before I bought the store, and people love 'em," he said.

Doughnuts are made fresh three days a week.  They also bake pies and cookies.  There's always something on special, often times advertised on simple chalk boards along the road.  And while fresh produce may be a focal point of the quality fruit market, Cymbor says their really a store for everything.

"You name it we have it, and if we don't have it, we'll get it," he said.

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