Full Belly Farms Heirloom Melons

August Market Update


Organic Mixed Melons

From Full Belly Farm, Capay Valley, No CA

We got our first shipment of melons from Full Belly Farm yesterday.  Full Belly Farm is a small, 350-acre organic farm that has been certified organic since 1985, and their melons are incredible–but they’re also incredibly responsible farmers.  Read more about them here.

The Green-fleshed Melons:
Galia: this melon was developed in 1973 by an Israeli melon breeder, from a cross between a haogen and a krimka, who named the variety after his daughter.  This melon is green-fleshed, has a netted rind, and remind us a bit of lychee and pineapple.

Canary: this is the little toad’s yellow-rind cousin, with flesh that’s more white than green, and almost looks like the inside of a pear.  It’s easy to identify by it’s smooth, bright-yellow rind, and distinctive song during mating season.

The Orange-fleshed Melons:
Orange Honeydew: We probably don’t need to tell you which two melons were crossed to get this one, right?  The flesh is a deep coral color all the way to the peel–it practically has no rind–and the same color throughout: it’s wall to wall orange, dense, ripe, and super musky. Think the sweetness of a honeydew with the velvety texture of a cantaloupe.

Goddess: a cantaloupe/muskmelon variety, and it’s bigger than a cantaloupe.  We found that it’s sweeter, and the flesh more tender, too.

San Juan:  this football-shaped melon is full-flavored yet has fairly crisp flesh, ideal if you need cut melon that won’t fall apart during service or are looking for a more cucumber-like texture.

Sharyln: this melon looks like an elongated cantaloupe on the outside, with the same netted rind, but cuts incredibly soft and has custardy white flesh tinged with orange.  This melon is creamy, sweet, juicy and complex.  One of our all-time favorites.


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  • O’Henry Peaches
  • Flavor King Pluots
  • August Red Nectarines

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  • Pea Tendrils

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  • English Peas

 Ward’s Farm- Sharon, MA

  • Green & Purple Kohlrabi
  • Baby Carrots
  • Romano Beans
  • Yellow Wax Beans
  • Green Beans
  • Blackberries
  • Early Girl Tomatoes
  • Plum Tomatoes
  • Cranberry Beans
  • Fresh Lima Beans

Terra Firma Farm- Winters, CA

  • Mixed Heirloom Tomatoes

River Dog Farm- Guinda, CA

  • Mixed Medley Tomatoes
  • Orange Sungold Tomatoes
  • Lemon Cucumbers

Now in season

  • Wild Maine Blueberries
  • Fresh Oregon Huckleberries
  • Red Gooseberries
  • Champagne Grapes
  • Red and Yellow Watermelons
  • Meyer Lemons
  • Wild Oregon Pousse-Pied
  • Field-Grown Rhubarb
  • Fresh Oregon Morels
  • Saskatchewan Chantarelles
  • Fresh Oregon Lobster Mushrooms
  • Native Lobster Mushrooms
  • WA Golden Rainier Cherries
  • WA Bing Cherries
  • CA Plums
  • CA Apricots
  • CA Peaches
  • CA Nectarines
  • Baby Artichokes- limited
  • Fresh Garbanzo Beans
  • CA Sugarsnap Peas
  • Spring Onions
  • Quebec Strawberries
  • Red Currants
  • Fresh Black Mission Figs

By Diego Maldonado