Thursday, August 21, 2014

Today at the 326 Community Market! LOTS of Vegetables!

Despite a couple bouts of pounding Florida rain, last week was still wonderful. I got to see a few of my readers, plus got to meet the Wannabe Homesteader family in person. 



Stephanie (in the middle) sent me this photo even though she claims her hair looks terrible in it. Maybe she needs a fedora? Heheheheh.

Great folks with wonderful children. Check out their blog when you get a chance - hopefully we'll see many more posts from Stephanie in the future.

So - if you haven't stopped by the market yet... what are you waiting for?

SURINAME SPINACH

In my last newsletter I mentioned this exciting vegetable. In Latin it's known as Talinum fruticosum... on our homestead, it's known as delicious. Small pots are $3.00 each... larger pots are $6.00.

HOT PEPPERS! 

I started a bunch of hot peppers for everyone's fall gardens. They're $2.00 a pot - come and pick some up for your fall garden and learn to grind your own red pepper. The taste of homegrown peppers is unbelievable!

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

Peaches

I've got JUST one peach trees left at $20.

Olives

I picked up some olive trees this week - come on down and get your own Arbequina olive and plan on some tasty Mediterranean dishes. Only 1 left!!!

Goji Berries

I still have some. Small goji berries are $4.00 a pot... pick up a few and discover this weirdly flavored lycopene-loaded superfruit.

Mulberries

I have small Illinois Everbearing trees for $12.00 each. Don't worry about the size... mulberries grow FAST! I also have some dwarf ones back in stock for $8.00 a pot. Plant a mulberry hedge!

Chinese Water Chestnuts

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! 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.

Cassava

I've sold out of potted Indian cassava plants again, but I've got a few of the pretty variegated type... you'll love the way they look, plus the leaves are edible boiled... even if their roots aren't anything to write home about.

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

Some of my wonderful selections include:

LONGEVITY SPINACH: $4.00

HOT PEPPERS: $2.00

CELOSIA ARGENTEA (great green/amaranth-type grain): $3.00 a pot

SURINAME SPINACH: $3.00 for small pots, $6.00 for large

GINGERS (Various): $6.00

CHAYA: $5.00

ROSEMARY: $2.00 a small pot 

LAVENDER: $2.00 a small pot

BABY COFFEE TREES: $6.00

FIGS (Various): $20.00

JAPANESE PERSIMMONS (Various non-astringent): $29.00


I'll also bring a limited number of other rare edible/perennial vegetable and fruit from the tropics and beyond!

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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