Goumi berries, Eleagnus multiflora, are a super food originally native to Russia and Asia. Unlike goji berries, I think they actually taste delicious, with kind of a tart rhubarb flavor to them. They are also a good source of vitamins A, C, E, flavonoids, fatty acids and a heart healthy antioxidant called lycopene, which is found in tomatoes, but goumis actually have more.
The bush itself is super easy to grow, no pests, low care, drought resistant and a nitrogen fixer for the soil. What’s not to love? Well, they have an extremely short shelf life, which is why you have probably never seen them in a store before.
So, I am offering them as you pick. I’ll provide the pint boxes and you can select the reddest plumpest berries to go home with you. By the way, don’t eat the pit in the middle. It’s not poisonous, but it’s not tasty either. If you would like to preserve their goodness, they make a great jelly.
$5/pint - you pick