Dana Family Farms enjoys community support

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Avenly Dana prepares to squeeze fresh lemons for her lemonade stand at Dana Family Farms. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo
A simple lemonade stand for a school project has blossomed into a mother/daughter business venture that is becoming a community go-to place for fresh beverages, hand-picked vegetables, lively conversation and home-baked goods. “My youngest daughter, Avenly, age 9, had a school project to design a lemonade stand,” Lydia Dana said. “She had always wanted one, but we didn’t think that it would be practical in our rural setting, so she was thrilled to get the assignment. My 15-year-old son, Bryton, helped her build a stand out of pallets, and when summer arrived, we decided to let her try her hand at selling some lemonade mix and a few of the extra vegetables that we had grown. We honestly didn’t expect much, if any, business for her, and we were fully prepared to console her at t
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