You can find purslane at farmers' markets. If you don't see it, simply ask; many sellers will be happy to sell it to you for pennies. If you have your own sunny garden, you may discover you've been weeding it out all summer. Purslane is considered so disposable that one farmer offered me “lifetime rights” to as much as I wanted in return for weeding a row a week from his plot.
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