David MacTavish, Hutchinson Farm, July 28,
|Grown at Hutchinson Farm since
the 1980's. Available late
August to mid September, 2013.
For one month a year, we are blessed with a bountiful
crop of sweet, juicy, aromatic, mouth watering delicious
melons. That's just too short a season! For eleven
months of the year, our grocery store shelves are
stacked with imported, and mostly disappointing melons
(in order to survive the rigors of shipping from distant
lands, those melons are picked way under ripe) -so enjoy
ours while you can!
- In Season
Early August - mid September.
- Purchasing Tips
We pick our melons ripe, so you can take them
home, and eat them right away. Choose melons that
are firm, with no soft spots or splits. We find
that the more netting, the better, and the bigger
Storing at home
Melons that are to be consumed the day you
buy them can be left on your counter, otherwise
they should keep in the refrigerator. All
melons should be washed with soap and water before
slicing them open.
|We usually call them
Musk Melons, but you can call them
Cantaloupes to. We grow lots of different
cultivars, and every year we get them
mixed up..."Aphrodite, Ariel, Avatar...."
|Introduced in 2010,
this is the smallest melon we grow. Same
great taste (maybe better) as the big
ones, in a compact easier to use form.
|Thick green flesh, and
pale green skin, and ever so sweet. We
grow two cultivars, Destacado, and
new for 2013 is Dream Dew.
|One of our favourite
melons! This melon features unique green
and yellow skin. It also called a
"Christmas" or "Santa Claus" melon, but if
you want to be technical it is a "Piel de
Sapo" melon, which means toad skin. This
melon keeps longer than our other melons.
yellow skin with a pale green interior.
are best eaten fresh.
- Classic Recipe
Nothing is better than a slice of
melon on a hot summer's day!
- Favourite Recipes
Melon wrapped in prosciutto