Sunday, August 09, 2009

Hermiston Melons


There is just something about them. They are better than any other regional melon I’ve had. It’s something worth waiting for. Talk about good will and generosity; in Hermiston, farm trucks roll down the street giving free melons to the people in town.

I know Hermiston melons have been available for weeks now and I’ve purchased four or five so far this year, but the time for melons will be drawing to a close soon. The time for fresh ears of corn will draw to a close soon, too. Artichokes will follow closely behind.

I write this post as a reminder to those of you that haven’t had a slice of melon yet this year that time is running out.

11 Comments:

Anonymous Pam said...

Thanks for the reminder, Guy, but I can't stand watermelon. Love the smell, but can't eat it because the texture is so icky.

But I do love and worship most vegetables. You may have prompted a rare trip by Pam to the market to go get some veggies.

6:35 AM  
Blogger darev2005 said...

We get some pretty awesome stuff that comes up from Arkansas now and then. When we were down south we'd get melons and cantaloupes and those odd round green things from texas that were amazing. There was some sort of seedless watermelon that was dark green and almost square and sweet as a first kiss...... Mmmmm...

7:46 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Hermiston's are the only watermelon I will buy. They are hands down the greatest watermelons.

8:35 AM  
Anonymous Pam said...

Darev, you need to be alone for a few minutes?

Jeff, Can you get those at Coscto?

9:03 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

The cantaloupe here in Texas has been especially good this year. It's hit or miss with the watermelon though....

10:15 AM  
Blogger a mouthy irish woman? ridiculous! said...

thanks bk. i just sliced one up for the week.

xo

5:27 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

We do have some of the seedless Hermistons, be sure to check the sticker on the melon and see that it is from Hermiston. I have never tried the seedless variety of a Hermiston, always have bought a regular one.

5:30 PM  
Blogger Tango said...

Okay, so now I have a craving for watermelon. I thought that they were pretty much all the same. Will have to pay attention next time I see them.

6:44 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Pam, I've never heard of someone that didn't like watermelon.

Darev, well said.

Jeff, the seedless are just as good to me.

Amy, I've never been to Texas, but I should come down sometime for a food tour.

Tango, the Japanese grow square watermelons. You could get one to match your car and house. Sorry, Babe, I couldn't resist.
Irish, It wouldn't be summer without them.

7:59 PM  
Blogger Tango said...

LOL...that does it! I'm getting rid of all rounded objects.

3:39 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Keeping you on theme, my dear.

5:41 AM  

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