Carrboro Farmers' Market will celebrate melons of all kinds on Saturday.
Starting at 8:30 a.m., you can sample varieties of watermelons and cantaloupe such as Crimson Sweet, Aphrodite, Jenny, Lamar, and Tasty Bites. There will be live music from David Hughes. And Kidzu Children's Museum will offer some fun activities for kids, including a melon seed spitting contest and instructions on how grow their very own watermelon at home. It's all until supplies last.
In addition to sampling slices of melon, the market also will have some melonberry popsicles to try. The market shared the recipe for the popsicles, which I made at home this week. Yummy!
2.5 to 3 cups of de-seeded watermelon chunks
½ cup to 1 cup of raspberries or blueberries
½ Tbsp. lemon juice
(optional) sugar to taste
Blend melon, lemon juice and berries until smooth OR blend just the melon and the lemon juice and add whole berries afterwards for a whole-fruit popsicle. Taste mixture; add sugar to taste if desired. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze (you can also use paper cups with popsicle sticks or spoons as handles if you do not have popsicle molds). Enjoy!
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