Melon season #474549
Asked July 30, 2018, 3:40 PM EDT
Can you get good varieties of melons at the farmers market in the end of September?
Multnomah County Oregon
Thank you for your question. Unlike grocery stores or outlets, farmers markets are committed to offering locally-grown produce, so it is highly dependent on Oregon weather and crops that were chosen in the spring. Nothing gets imported from California or Mexico, as examples. As a general rule, melons are available until the markets fold up their tents by October. It’s just that you cannot rely on what variety or how much. Having said that, the following article provides an historical calendar for the crops and time availability for U-pick farms, which are often the same sources for farmers markets: http://www.pickyourown.org/ORharvestcalendar.htm Hope this is helpful!