This is what I say about Ontario Cantaloupe at Harvest Barn Country Markets.
Just take a look at this lovely specimen of an Ontario cantaloupe.
According to my Mom, the cantaloupe should be somewhat spongy at the stem area and pleasantly golden with a delicious, musky aroma.
When you cut into the cantaloupe, see how gloriously golden and juicy it is. We try to keep cantaloupe on hand during the summer months, when you can get these Ontario grown beauties, and I like to use them when I’m juicing as they add a nice flavor and color to the juices.
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This cantaloupe is so sweet, juicy and ripe to perfection that I just don’t think it can get any better. Packed full of vitamins and other good stuff, cantaloupes are a good choice for your daily fruit intake, as well as for juicing alone or mixed with other fruit, such as apples or pears.
Mom tells me that the strings among the seeds from the cantaloupe, together with some of the juice makes a good anti-aging facial mask. I do know that it is full of antioxidants and that, according to information I have heard, that cantalope and other melons have anti-aging properties – just something I thought I would share with you.
I got this cantaloupe at my local Harvest Barn Country Market in Niagara-on-the-Lake, which is one of their two locations in southern Ontario, with the other location being in St. Catharines.
Harvest Barn Country Markets try, as much as possible, to bring in produce to their market sites, from within a 100 mile radius thus reducing transportation time and distance for the produce for their customers. The produce is fresher, optimally ripe and less likely to be bruised or damaged during transportation. When you go into their markets, you can see for yourself how fresh and beautiful their produce is, and so appealingly displayed.
Do make a point of stopping in at your local Harvest Barn Country Market and bring home something wonderful for your family table.
Get out to Harvest Barn & grab yourself a juicy, Ontario cantaloupe or two to enjoy raw, juiced or in a cool recipe.
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