Valley Bounty: Melons
The short season for local melons won’t last far into September. Look now for luscious local cantaloupes, honeydews, and watermelons at farmers’ markets and farmstands. They come in lots of colors and sizes, and make a good sweet treat for these end-of-summer days. Try melon in a smoothie or popsicle, or make fruit salad of melons, peaches, and plums with a little bit of chopped mint or basil. Find sources and recipes at www.buylocalfood.org on the Valley Bounty page.
By Margaret Christie of Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture.