Farmers Market Update: Charentais Melons

by | Jul 19, 2009
Charentais Melons

Charentais Melons

I did not buy much today at the San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmers Market because I will be out of town for much of the week. One thing I did get though is one of these small, fragrant charentais melons from The Peach Farm.

If you have never had a charentais I highly recommend you try one this summer. Their scent is intoxicating, like a mix of cataloup and passion fruit. At first taste they seem to resemble a cantaloup, but you quickly notice that their flavor is much more complex and floral than any cataloup you’ve ever had.

Charentais melons are one of my favorite summer treats.

What are you loving at the farmers market right now? Do you have a favorite pluot or berry that you wait for all summer? Use the comments as an open thread to share your summer fruit secrets.

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2 Responses to “Farmers Market Update: Charentais Melons”

  1. Matt Shook says:

    Wonderful photography! I’m digging the local blueberries a lot, but I’m eagerly awaiting the marionberries…which should arrive this week or next.

    Summer fruit secret? Buy a ton of the fresh stuff now to freeze for the fall/winter (although my frozen stuff won’t last two months…I just eat it too quickly).

    • Darya Pino says:

      Freezing is smart! There is no room in my freezer, but maybe I can hide a few things in there. Are marionberries the mix of blackberries and raspberries? I think I saw those a couple weeks ago. Thanks for the tip!

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