Meet a legendary lemonade salesman

Derrick at the Giants-Dodgers game
SCOTTSDALE – I was thrilled to see that my favorite lemonade salesman – Derrick – was at the Giants-Dodgers game this weekend.

My son and I met Derrick when we came to spring training two years ago. He has a catchy and memorable sales pitch:

“Lemonade, lemonade, like Grandma made. I KNOW you want it,” he shouts. Or “I got some cotton CANDY”!

I spoke with Derick during the game. He told me he’s been at spring training for 26 years. He has a growing fan base.

“If you attend any of the spring baseball games, concerts or other professional events, there is a good chance you have seen or heard of lemonade vendor Derrick Moore,” according to a local TV report. “Moore said he is out to make people laugh.”

A vendor can sell as much as 150 cups of lemonade per event, but Derrick can sell twice as much, the report said.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

2 thoughts on “Meet a legendary lemonade salesman”

  1. My younger brother and I used to sell sodas at the Stanford Football games….

    My brother used to sell twice as many as I did because he had a great catch phrase….

    “One for fifty cents or two for a buck”…… (they always bought two!!!)


    Great fun reading, thanks for sharing this and sending me back 35+ years!

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