Thursday, July 17, 2014

Today at the 326 Community Market: Japanese Persimmons! Water Chestnuts! Goji Berries!

Let's see what I have today at the 326 Community Market...

Goji Berries

I finally got 'em again. Small goji berries are $5.00 a pot... pick up a few and discover this weirdly flavored lycopene-loaded superfruit.

Mulberries

I found two more Dwarf Everbearing Mulberries - come and get 'em.

Chinese Water Chestnuts

Now this is a GREAT edible:

Chinese water chestnuts like old bathtubs. So do mosquitoes. I added mosquito fish to the tub - problem solved!
Do you have a pond? A swampy spot? A kiddie pool? Chinese water chestnuts are a delicious root crop that loves the heat and will produce abundantly. It's also perennial! I figured out how to package them up for sale (regular pots don't work) and I'll have some with me today - give 'em a try!

Japanese Persimmons

Simply one of the best fruit trees for this area. Sweet, luscious, non-astringent fruit... and my price of $29 per tree is really hard to beat. I mean... look at this beautiful tree:

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Even if it wasn't delicious... I'd buy it. And I have. I've got three in the yard and I'm trying to figure out how I can cram in more.

Quick! Buy them before I exceed maximum plant density! ;)

Visit the 326 Market in Ocala today and pick up a few plants. There's a lot going on in the nursery and I'm finding more rare edibles each week.

Some of my other wonderful selections include:

BLUEBERRIES: $15.00

APPLES (Anna, Dorsett, Tropic Sweet): $20.00 

GINGERS (Various)

PEARS: $20.00

CHAYA: $5.00

PAWPAW TREES: SOLD OUT!!!

PECANS: SOLD OUT!!!

BABY COFFEE TREES: $6.00

POMEGRANATES (Various): $20.00

DWARF POMEGRANATES: SOLD OUT!!!

FIGS (Various): $20.00

MULBERRIES (Dwarf Everbearing): $20.00

JAPANESE PERSIMMONS (Various non-astringent): $29.00

MUSCADINE GRAPES: Sold out - more soon!

Coming soon: herbs, moringa, hot peppers, katuk, edible-leaf hibiscus, Suriname spinach.

The 326 Community Market runs every Thursday from 3 - 7PM and is really easy to find.

Google map is here. Their Facebook page is here (with lots more photos and info):

My prices are good and my gardening advice is free.

Beyond what I carry, there are also folks selling melt-in-your-mouth Florida peaches, goat milk cheese and soap, handcrafts, recycled pallet wood furniture, fresh lemonade, chickens, delicious ice cream (from actual hand-milked cows), crafts, vegetables, baked goods, homemade jams and jellies (really good), local raw honey, ornamental plants, homemade birdhouses and more.

It's a great group of people and very friendly... the way a local market should be.

Come on down!

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4 Comments:

At July 17, 2014 at 6:38 PM , Anonymous Andi said...

How many goji berry plants do you have? Do you known exactly what they are? Are they a cultivar?

You interested in coming up to Gainesville in August to talk about permaculture?

 
At July 17, 2014 at 7:38 PM , Blogger rycamor said...

You say you added "mosquito fish" to the water chestnut tub... is this the critter?

 
At July 17, 2014 at 8:15 PM , Blogger Survival Gardener/David The Good said...

I have about a dozen goji berries. Not sure of the cultivar, though the original stock came from plants already thriving and fruiting heavily in N/C Florida.

And yes - I'd love to come up.

 
At July 17, 2014 at 8:15 PM , Blogger Survival Gardener/David The Good said...

You got it.

 

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