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Old 03-13-2012, 08:21 PM   #41 (permalink)
 
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Thought it might be good if you posted the address of the market, and the days/hours of operation, in case any members were in the area, and would like to stop by.
I totally agree I will try to one day go up there because my life long friend has moved north of the lake it a 2 hour drive for me to go see them! Heck a fresh bought banana along the way might just make a drive a lot easier
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Saturday 8AM-1PM until April 28th.
12300 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington, FL 33414

It's a green market so there is plenty of other stuff there.
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I had some diversity this past week. FHIA 18, Nam Wah, Mysore, Raja Puri, Morado and though it can't be seen Hua Moa and Platano Macho.

What's that Red banana..Jamacan/cuban Red or some thing else? Are you gona bring these next week?
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It's Morado ("morado" is a spanish word for a color in between red and purple)
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It's Morado ("morado" is a spanish word for a color in between red and purple)
Does it taste same as jamaican/cuban red?
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Does it taste same as jamaican/cuban red?
I'm curious about that, too. I didn't even know it existed until this thread.
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Thanks for the address, and hours. Just curious though; what happens after April 28?
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It would really be nice to be able to get to your first investment to it.

And though stiff competition is likely to get the better of you, when you are able to stand your ground and establish your own, it surely will be something that will work to your advantage. In any case, you just have to be really familiar with it for everything to be in proper order. And most likely, they are going to go really well on your first try.
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I think that cuban red, jamaican red, and morado are all the same thing. I got it from a puerto rican guy so it's morado. In Florida we pretty much shut things down in the summer because it's hot, rainy and the New Yorkers are gone. There are some markets during the Summer and if I were still in production I might go to one of those markets. I am glad to have the summer off. I am not growing bananas to get rich, it just needs to pay for itself. As long as it's profitable it's a legitimate business that can pay for a truck, purchase a John Deere gator to tool around the farm, and a new computer every five years.
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Yesterday was the first time in 15 months I actually sold fruit at a market. I had a pretty good day.

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Glad to see you hanging in there. Three (11, 12 and 13) seasons and still doing it. I'd like to do something similiar when I retire. We have a year round market here so I just have to do it!
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Happy for you, hope it continues. Good growing.
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Woooooa... look at all them mangos I'd a spent 10 bucks on them .. Looks nice ! I just bought some Haitian mango fruit here...
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Your stand is beautiful, clean, and well laid-out. Nice job!
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What is the vendor fee there?
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Looks great! What were you charging for the pups in the tubs?
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