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Where to buy ... FRESH lemon verbena

NYChristopher Jul 12, 2011 10:32 PM

Looking to make Lemon Verbena Ice Cream but don't know where to get it fresh. If I can get it at one of the markets on Washington Avenue but it goes by another name, please let me know.

Many thanks!

  1. g
    gardens4me Jul 13, 2011 04:43 AM

    Don't know it by any other name. You could probably grow it on a windowsill or any small CC backyard. Out in the burbs where I am, it is hardy and frankly, can be invasive.

    1. d
      Displaced California Foodie Jul 13, 2011 04:20 PM

      I have not been to the Reading Terminal Market lately but there used to be an organic fair food farmstand. They carried many varieties of fresh organic herbs and microgreens. I am sure that they can get lemon verbena. Good luck and enjoy!
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      1. re: Displaced California Foodie
        Bigley9 Jul 14, 2011 07:59 AM

        I haven't seen Lemon Verbena there but you are right - if you ask my guess is they can get it

      2. NYChristopher Jul 14, 2011 09:00 PM

        Thanks all, will keep you posted.

        @gardens4me: I would like to do some container gardening with it but fear the opportunity to do so this year has passed. (You correctly surmised I am in the city, though in South Philly so I have some room).

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        1. re: NYChristopher
          Bigley9 Jul 15, 2011 07:08 AM

          Might check the Sunday Market at Headhouse. I think I remember early in the season someone was selling plants of it (not the regular plant people) so maybe they'll have it to sell.

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