Thursday, April 30, 2015

Today at the 326 Community Market: Yacon, Simpson Stoppers, Celosia!

Celosia argentea: edible leaves, edible seeds.
I've got a great selection of plants traveling with me to the market this afternoon, including yacon (a crazy root crop from the Andes), Simpson stoppers (a native edible fruit) and the always beautiful Celosia argentea, also known as pink cockscomb. 

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, handcrafts, chickens, delicious ice cream (from actual hand-milked cows), crafts, vegetables, baked goods, homemade jams and jellies, local raw honey, ornamental plants, handcrafted 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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At April 30, 2015 at 11:06 AM , Anonymous Athor Pel said...

I did my first plant identification this week.

I noticed a plant in a gap in an Oleander hedge because it had what looked like rasberries on it, roughly the same color as a rasberry but a little pinker. It also had clusters of small blooms. The blooms were either pinkish purple or yellow, both colors usually within the same cluster. The body of the plant was woody but not very thick, the largest diameter was maybe an inch. The leaves looked like what you would find on a berry plant but thicker.

I took some pictures and went looking at the image galleries of several plant databases.

I had found a lantana. Apparently it has polycyclic triterpenoids in it, so... no eating those berries.

At April 30, 2015 at 11:48 AM , Blogger David The Good said...

Hey... some of my best friends are polycyclic triterpenoids.

Nice work. It's really satisfying to nail down a species and add it to your internal database.

At May 5, 2015 at 12:29 AM , Blogger Petra said...

Great farmers market. So enjoyed our first visit there. Thank you for the blackberries and the exteas. They are looking awesome. Thank you for all you do. It so motivates us to keep going.


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