Decemeber Newsletter Holly-Day at The Green Marketplace Dec. 3rd! 10:00am - 4:00pm Experience a true local working farm and nursery complete with c

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Holly-Day at The Green Marketplace Dec. 3rd!

10:00am - 4:00pm

Experience a true local working farm and nursery complete with chickens, ducks, goats, llamas and cows, native and edible plants, while you shop, taste, and enjoy all that the Green Marketplace offers. Browse through the nursery and authentic country store. Learn about native bats. Watch farm animals in natural surroundings. Meet and shop from local artists making sustainable crafts supporting our local environment.

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Learn about bats from the Florida Bat Conservancy at our Holly-Day event!

Florida Bat Conservancy

Bat information at the Holly-Day event!

Our Holly-Day will not only feature a great, local shopping experience but you can also learn about wildlife, plants, and sustainability from several non-profit exhibitors, like the Florida Bat Conservancy!


We will be Closed Friday, December 24th - January 1st

Please note that the marketplace will be closed on Saturday, December 24th, Christmas Eve day, through Sunday, January 1st, New Year's Day. We will resume our regular hours starting Tuesday, January 3rd.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and holiday season!


Green Marketplace Cookbooks Now Available!

Recipes From Florida's Farms, Fields and Forests

Our brand new cookbook featuring recipes for dishes made primarily with locally grown, fresh ingredients is now for sale at the marketplace! This is sure to be a favorite in your kitchen and will make a great gift!

With recipes like "Caramola Daiquiri", "Smilax Rootbeer", "Delicious Kale Chips", "Farmer's Pizza", "Scalloped Oysters", "Strawberry Bread", "Florida Pear Pie", and "Beautyberry Syrup", you are sure to find many new dishes to make with ingredients found right in your backyard or local market.

Get your copies now! Only $9.45 + tax.

You can also buy this cookbook online and support the Florida Native Plant Society. Just click here.


Petition to Change Brevard Co. Zoning to Allow Backyard Chickens

I know many of you would like to see zoning laws changed to allow urban properties to have a least a few hens, so here is a group (Avid Homestead) that has started a petition drive to make this change happen! The Green Marketplace will have the petition available to sign starting Tuesday. Otherwise, please see their website for more information about getting involved.

PETITION SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND: Remove ambiguity in Code and allow the limited raising of farm animals and fowl for personal use on residential property in the traditional homesteading sense.
At present, a Brevard County resident owning any property less than 2.5 acres cannot raise animals capable of supplementing their food supply or help maintain the property without incurring over $1,000 in application fees with no assurance of success.

ACTION PETITIONED FOR: We, the undersigned, are concerned citizens who desire that code be changed to:

· Allow any resident to have the right to raise certain food source animals for their own personal use. These animals, such as chickens, rabbits and small ruminants, may also be used for pest control and property maintenance.

· The types of animals and fowl shall be limited based on parcel zone and size.

· The animals shall be raised and cared for in humane conditions and shall not pose a nuisance.

If you have any additional questions or would like to help with petitions, getting signatures or have contacts in county government, please get in touch with us!! Margaret Goudelock or Toby Napier 321-637-1557


Goat Dairy Products

We are pleased to let you know that we will have a variety of dairy goat products (sold for pet/agricultural use). Nigerian Dwarf and Nubian goats produce the highest quality milk! Milk and yogurt will be available today (Tuesday, Nov. 29th) and cheese will be available over the weekend. Please contact Farmer Judith with questions about dairy.

Please return your milk and whey jars. This helps us to keep costs down.


Produce Availability

Cooking greens (collards, kale, chard, etc.)
Assorted winter squash
Summer squash/zucchin
Sweet peppers
Mixed lettuce
Citrus - oranges, tangerines, grapefruit
Strawberries (mid-late Dec.)
Hot peppers
Jams, jellies, local honey
Goat cheese for pet consumption
Fresh herbs
Assorted breads like strawberry bread
Other assorted produce as available and in season

For questions or to inquire about produce availability, please contact:

Hise Farms - Mary Hise
(321) 403-1428

For questions or to inquire about dairy and egg availability, please contact:

Judith - 12 Palms Farm
(321) 208-1253


Monthly Events and Community Activities

BCC Independent Film Festival

December 3rd, 12:00pm

Contact Michael Bennet at to request and application form to submit your film. For more info:

Click on the following links to view events, activities, meetings, and talks from the following Organizations.

Conradina Chapter (South Brevard), Florida Native Plant Society
Sea Rocket Chapter (North Brevard), Florida Native Plant Society
Canaveral Groves Homeowners Association - meetings are normally held the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:30pm.
Barrier Island Center (Brevard County EEL) - click here for current events.
Enchanted Forest Sanctuary - events are posted under calendar section
Keep Brevard Beautiful - clean ups, grant programs, landscape beautification, etc.


Reuse and Recycle at The Green Marketplace


We are now accepting or in need of:

*Essential Oil Bottles and pipettes/droppers! Anything that can be reused – those little green, brown, blue and black glass bottles and jars.

We are currently looking for the large pie clam shells and disposable aluminum pie pans from your store bought pies to be recycled at the marketplace. We can also use the aluminum pans with the clear covers.

Bring us your used (but in good condition):

egg cartons (clean – not contaminated by broken eggs)
strawberry clamshells (larger, pound size only)
nursery pots, trays
mason (canning) jars, and sauce/fruit jars that say mason or ball

• Don’t forget to reduce plastic waste by bringing your own reusable shopping bag!
• Please, No more foam trays. We have too many! Please recycle your foam trays, etc. at Publix.

Don't forget, we have a plant pot freecycle pallet at the farm. We reuse what we can from what you bring us, but the odd sizes we would love to share with others. Please come and take some pots home with you too!

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Fruit Trees!

Fruit trees make great Christmas gifts! The gift that keeps on giving....

Peaches 5 gallon, $40

Tropic Beauty
Tropic Snow

Plums 5 gallon, $40

Gulf Beauty
Gulf Blaze
Scarlet Beauty

peaches from Valley View Vineyard

3 gallon = $20, 1 gallon = $11

Black Mission - #1
Brunswick - #1
Pasquale - #1
Brown Turkey - #3
Celeste - #3

Muscadine Grape Vines
1 gallon = $12

Jumbo - requires a pollinator
Southern Home (a hybrid bunch grape)

Blueberry 3 gallon = $15

Gulf Coast

Pomegranate 1 gallon = $16


See Naturewise's website for more information on growing fruit trees.


The Green Marketplace Contact Information

Location and Hours

4880 Coconut Ave, Cocoa, FL 32926.

Tuesdays and Fridays: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturdays: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Grower Contacts

Kari Ruder, Naturewise native and edible plant nursery. (321) 536-1410.

Mary Hise, Hise Farms hydroponic produce, value added goods and farm products. (321) 403-1428.

Judith McKenna, Twelve Palms Farm, dairy goats, eggs, farm products, agritourism. 321-208-1253.

Jonathan and Catherine Dodd, Keipos, Inc. local produce, honey, soil ammendments and natural fertilizers.,, 321.544.2851

Shari Blisset-Clark, Bat Belfrys, Inc. Bat houses, bee blocks, pollinator support. 321-890-6154,

Marina Similon, Marina's Herbs, Herbal salves, tinctures, remedies, medicinal plants, 321-632-9728

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