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You should try yellow watermelon

Until this summer, I had only ever eaten plain old red watermelon. This month, I bought Meyer Produce’s yellow watermelon at the farmers’ market, and my life changed. It tasted just like regular red watermelon but sweeter — and yellow.

Photo by Alyssa Buckley.

Watermelon season doesn’t last forever; this pretty fruit will only be available through September. Buy yellow watermelon from Meyer Produce at both farmers’ markets. The melons range from $4 to $12 depending on size.

One thing that I learned the hard way: do not buy your watermelon first. Watermelons are heavy, friends, and carrying a watermelon around the market is only fun for a very short time. Buy your watermelon last.

Photo by Alyssa Buckley.

Urbana Market at the Square
400 S Vine St
7 a.m. to noon

Champaign Farmers’ Market
302 N Neil St
Tu 3 to 6 p.m.

Top image by Alyssa Buckley.

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