How come we always seem so attracted to melon when the summer rolls around? Well, one reason is that it’s peak melon season, so the melons are at their sweetest and most delicious. But really, it’s because melons are about 90% water. This means that they are great hydrators and a wonderfully refreshing substitute for some of the endless amounts of water you need to guzzle when it’s hot out. Cantaloupes, in particular, also pack a one-two nutritional punch of beta carotene and vitamin C which keep you healthy in the heat. Wrap pieces in prosciutto; make a cold melon soup; and if you don’t want to waste any melon, pickle the rind and roast the seeds!



Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative

Lancaster, PA

Lancaster Farm Fresh Co-op is a non-profit organic farmer’s cooperative of over 100 family farmers headquartered in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. They focus on creating healthy, high-quality foods from their highly maintained and enriched soils on their small-scale family farms. Lancaster County soil is considered some of the best agricultural land in the country. LFFC farmers take pride in this and steward the land to preserve this reputation for future generations of abundant production. With a thirst for knowledge to improve their sustainable agriculture techniques from one season to the next, they help each other to provide the highest quality produce possible. Their farmers choose to work cooperatively together to succeed in growing and delivering crops that enrich the health of the communities around them, as well as the health of the land on which they live. When you purchase LFFC products you can be confident that you will receive the freshest farm products, raised humanely, with consideration for the land, animals and people. Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative is owned by the farmers working in cooperation with each other to bring you healthy, quality foods.

Store on the counter for up to 2 days; or in the fridge for up to 5.