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About Me: Melons are a part of the Cucurbitaceae family and is a sweet and refreshing low calorie summer snack. At Catena Farm we grow various types of melons: cantaloupe, watermelon etc. They provide hydration and also essential nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Melons contain only 46 calories per cup but is high in vitamin C, vitamin A and many healthy plant compounds.

How to tell if a cantaloupe melon is ready?

If you've got a good nose, sniff it. It should smell deliciously sweet and have a slight give to the touch.

To store: Keep these fruits in the fridge — heat causes the juicy flesh to dry out and become fibrous. Plus, chilling adds to melon's refreshing nature. A melon can be stored in the refrigerator for 2 weeks, and sometimes as long as 3. 

To freeze: If you find yourself with more melon than you can eat before it spoils, freeze it. Cut into cubes, tossing with 1/4 cup of sugar for each 2 cups of fruit if desired, and store in an airtight container. The flesh will not be crisp after it thaws, but it will be fine for use in smoothies or fruit soups. 

Recipes: Coming Soon!