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Where Are The Honeydew Melons?

Bacardi1 Aug 20, 2012 08:44 AM

I originally posted this under "General Topics", but was advised I might get more relevant responses here. As of this date, no supermarkets in my area or my local farmers market are carrying Honeydew melons.

I'm not a big melon fan, but do LOVE Honeydew melons. While I've grown them myself in the past (with bumper crops), I didn't this year, so of course they are nowhere to be found elsewhere.

I've checked supermarkets & farmers markets - all are overrun with cantaloupes, which is surprising what with the continuing reports of Listeria outbreaks - but I haven't been able to find even ONE Honeydew.

Is there something going on that I'm not aware of?

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  1. carolinadawg RE: Bacardi1 Aug 20, 2012 04:01 PM

    Morgantown, WV? Baltimore, MD? Big Stone Gap, VA? Dover, DE? Somewhere else in the 4 states covered by this board?

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    1. re: carolinadawg
      Bacardi1 RE: carolinadawg Aug 20, 2012 05:56 PM

      Well, today I have to say that I did come across a very sad, sad & very small lot of Honeydew melons at our local Walmart. None struck my fancy, so I passed them by. But I may have to bite a bullet somewhere, because I have a hunk of Duck Prosciutto that I'm dying to wrap around some Honeydew melon in the very near future.

    2. Rilke RE: Bacardi1 Aug 21, 2012 04:55 AM

      Where are you? Did you try Willey Farms in Townsend, DE?

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      1. re: Rilke
        Bacardi1 RE: Rilke Aug 21, 2012 07:09 AM

        I'm in Culpeper, VA.

      2. Bob W RE: Bacardi1 Aug 21, 2012 04:59 AM

        I'm sure I saw some at the farm stands while driving back to NoVA from Bethany Beach on Saturday. Those yellow melons (canary melons? Crenshaws? Casabas?) too.

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