Is it watermelon season yet? Not those round green things about the size of soccer balls, but big, traditional, football-shaped watermelons. A friend was looking for one or two for a party this weekend and couldn't find one. She tried Safeway, Giant, and the Falls Church farmer's market. She's too frazzled to go more than a few miles from Falls Church, so don't suggest Wegman's or Eastern Market. I suggested Trader Joe's (which she was going to try) but she hates Whole Foods so much that she won't shop there no matter what.
What they tell her is "Nobody wants those any more." I hear that a lot lately, not just about food (mostly about computer parts - and yes, I'm still dreaming of boxes of Aunt Jemima buckwheat pancake mix on the shelves).