Our melons are finally ripening and are being picked daily now. Since we do not ship or store our melons, we can pick them at their peak ripeness. We harvest our melons when they naturally slip off the vine to insure maximum sugar content. Three varieties to choose from:
‘Eel River’ or ‘Crane’ Heirloom Melons, created from the ‘Crenshaw’ melon in the early 1900’s, Southern California. Flesh is sweet but not overpowering, succulent, juicy and aromatic. Big melons weigh up to five pounds.
‘Ogen’ Heirloom Melons, thought to have originated from Israel. Pale green flesh is juicy and sticky sweet with intoxicating aromatics of tropical fruit. Similar to ‘Honeydew’ melons but more complex in flavor.
‘Ananas’ Heirloom Melons date back to the 1700’s, originally from the Mid-East. “Ananas” translates to mean “pineapple”, reminiscent of the tropical fruit. Golden netted skin like a cantaloupe, very sweet white flesh tinged with pink. Thomas Jefferson grew this melon in his garden.
Also Currently Available-
Canning Tomatoes: 60¢-85¢/lb. depending on tomato size. 20 pound boxes. Taking orders.
Large Slicing Tomatoes: $1.75/lb.
Slicing Cucumbers: 70¢/each
‘Armenian’ Cucumbers: $1.25 each
Green Snap Beans: $2.50/lb
Eggplant ‘Black Beauty’: $1.25/lb.
Eggplant ‘Turkish’: $1.75/lb.
Bunch Beets: $2.75
‘Dino‘ Kale: $2.50/bunch
Green Bell Peppers: 2 for $1.00
Sweet Red Pimento Chile Peppers: $2.00/lb.
Jalapeño Chile Peppers: 15¢/each or $2.00/lb.
Cayenne Chile Peppers: 15¢/each or $4.00/lb.
Fresh Herbs: Oregano, Marjoram, Sage, Tarragon, Rosemary, Chives, Feather Dill: all $1.50/bunch
Pickling Dill Weed: $3.50/bunch
Sweet Italian Basil: $2.00 a bunch
Grape Leaves: 15¢/each. Cut on demand.
Spaghetti and Butternut Winter Squash: 55¢/lb
Pie Pumpkins: 55¢/lb
Until next time, -peace-