About The River

Monday, January 11, 2016

Melon, Melon and more Melon



Over Labor Day weekend of 2015, my friend Lori took me to a Growers Produce Auction.

 Growers Produce Auction
2347 Dell Road
Cashton, Wisconsin

Just off County Hwy D



  
This was my first time attending a Growers Auction. Oh my, it was fun!
We purchased watermelon and muskmelon.
 


 I am in the crowd.


 Parking!


Now back to the taste of summer in the middle of winter!
With the 12 muskmelon we purchased, we decided to freeze the melon.
Using a scoop, we made melon balls. It was easy. The reward is opening a bag of fresh melon in January.
 


 Taking a scoop, scoop your melon out.



Place your melon balls on a pan and place the pan in the freezer.


 Freeze the melon balls over night.


Bag your melon balls into freezer bags or freezer containers of your choice.
On a cold winter day...enjoy!

 






20 comments:

  1. Yum! Looks delicious!! Sounded like a great day!

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  2. Yes, it sounds like a wonderful day. I didn't realized you could freeze watermelon balls. What a treat in the winter time.
    I was reading the planting guide. Plant 3 rows of Peas and 4 rows of squash but I couldn't read the rest.

    Thanks for sharing this and have a great week.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  3. what a great idea!! I will have to do that once summer arrives

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  4. Great idea to take the melon and freeze it so you could enjoy it in the dark days of winter! :)

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  5. Still amazed that I had not thought of this. You are so clever! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  6. I did this with some melon last summer. It works great in a smoothie too!

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  7. Yes please! I never knew you could freeze melon! Why?! There's nothing like a fresh melon and I would love to enjoy some during the Winter months! Thanks for the idea!!!

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  8. I had no idea you could freeze melon balls. Would love to have a bag to open right now!

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  9. I've never thought of freezing melon, but why not? we freeze all kinds of other fruits and veggies.

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  10. YUM! That looks so delicious! I can almost taste it...and how wonderful to have some summer in the dead of winter! Hugs!

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  11. Carla, I've never heard them being called muskmelon, how interesting. We call them cantaloupe here. My dad used to love cantaloupe, but honeydew is my favorite. It looks like you had a great time at the Produce Auction, sounds fun. And the frozen melon balls is a great idea.

    I love the horse pic. :) Have a splendid week, Carla.

    ~Sheri

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  12. What a fun place to visit. I did not know you could freeze these. Such a wonderful treat during these winter days!

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  13. Yum. I've never heard of a grower's auction. Sounds great!

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  14. Melon so wondrously mouthwatering ...

    All the best Jan

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  15. I have been craving cantaloupe lately. I'll try and think to freeze some when they are in season. Great post!

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  16. What a lovely winter treat!!
    I still have never been to this auction, and really need to get there.
    Did they have a lot of variety of vegetables?

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  17. What a wonderful idea to freeze your melon! I'll have to remember that for this summer. I've been enjoying herbs and pesto and tomatoes that I froze last summer, so yummy.

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  18. Great idea! Melon in January - what a treat!

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High Fives from Wisconsin!

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