South Carolina's Sea Breezes

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When Cindy Sawyer tells customers at Cindy's Shrimp Stand on Johns Island that the fish here is really fresh, that's no fish story.

"This just came off the boat," says Sawyer. "I actually know the fishermen. We're allowed to go pick up our fish. They usually don't allow you to do that."

Henry Sawyer and his family have been selling fish in South Carolina's low-country for 20 years. In an interview for the latest CBS News Sunday Morning Roadside stop, he says the barrier islands off Charleston, S.C., are worth preserving.

"It's a much slower pace, and we have time to enjoy what the Lord's given us," he says.

And it's not just gifts from the sea. Next door at Rosebank Farms, fresh fruits and flowers are the catch of the day.

"We sell flowers and produce, primarily, local sweet grass baskets, jellies, jams and pickles," said Louise Bennet. "A lot we grow ourselves."

Former High School English teacher Louise Bennett has realized her dream. For nothing could be finer than flowers and fish from Carolina.
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