Tips for Buying Watermelons & Melons

When buying watermelons and other melons be sure to look for melons that are firm.  Be sure they aren’t too hard and look for melons without soft spots. The stem end should give slightly when pressed and it should have a fresh melon scent.

Storing melons:

Be sure to store your melons in a cool place.  Once cut, be sure to store in the refrigerator, pressing plastic wrap to the cut side. If you prefer cold melon refrigerate or ice several hours before serving.

Preparing Melon:

Cut lengthwise, remove seeds and pulp, then cut into wedges or chunks.  You can also scoop into melon balls with a spoon or ice cream scoop.

How to use melon:

Melons are wonderful as a snack, breakfast, fruit salad, or incorporated into other food dishes. At the farmers’ market, ask for a sample of the different melon varieties to find your favorite and preferred melon.

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