What is rough on the outside and sweet on the inside? I could name a variety of things, including some friends…but the focus today is on our cantaloupe – Athena and Sarah’s Choice. Two beds, 200 feet long of melons are to be harvested over the next couple of weeks! Last year, we took a miss on the melon crop when the cucumber beetle devastated the field overnight and the weeds were intense on the remaining stragglers.
Cantaloupe is lovely eaten as is, used as a bowl for other lovely munches such as ice cream, or also dried, or frozen for later smoothies or one I have not tried: panna cotta.
Again, the rest of the hidden story is that cantaloupe scores high in vitamins A and C, potassium and a host of other nutrients that help to keep us bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. That is my goal in life, to take that meandering path through all the remaining years. I want to be a person of interest before the last chapter comes to an end, someone responsible for a shift …. of jubilee proportions. Hmmmmm
“Sa-weet” is also used in predicaments as in, “Now what?” We have the mountains of produce and could unload it all on our farm share members to pass on the sa-weetness. Haha This week’s boxes should contain: cantaloupe, green beans OR garlic, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, summer squash, slicing tomatoes, celery and parsley.