BLOOMINGTON – The Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market will be open Saturday at the Showers Common area from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Vendors are currently featuring melons including fresh smoothies.
Melons and watermelons are members of the gourd family. There’s a wealth of melons, some sweet and some not. Here’s a quick glimpse:
- Cantaloupe. The melon Americans refer to as cantaloupe is actually a muskmelon, part of a group characterized by the raised ridges. Some also feature deep grooves running from end to end. The vast majority of cantaloupe are orange-fleshed, though there are green-fleshed varieties, too.
- Honeydew. This favorite is one of the sweetest melons around. When harvested at the right time, it’s mouth-watering, but an unripe honeydew can be repulsive.
- Watermelon. These juicy summer classics are a more distant relative to the melons above. Known for bright flesh and sweet flavor, watermelons come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Seedless varieties are available, but spitting the seeds is half the fun.
The “Heritage Hall Ramblers” will perform this Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
They are a Dixieland band performing in and around Bloomington. They play traditional Dixieland songs from the 1920s up to the present.
The members include: Tenor Sax – Tim BitzerClarinet – Hank WintczakTrumpet – Trent TilfordTrombone – Gary WigginsDrums – Bob AppelmanTuba – Doug DavisBanjo – Mike Grove