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Where to See & Taste 50 Rare Melons This Weekend

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How about these melons? Shoppers at the weekly Mar Vista Farmers' Market this Sunday are in for a rare treat. Christian Dake of the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Festival will be on hand for a one-time visit with approximately 50 varieties of rare melons.

Dake, a farmer with the Baker Creek Seed Co., will be not only selling the juicy varieties, but sampling them, and Chef Jeremy Fox will join in at 11 a.m. to do a melon soup demo, to inspire your at-home melon eating.

Many of the melons have never been grown in America before, and some are destined, with Dake, for the upcoming 2nd Annual Heirloom Seed Festival in Santa Rosa, which happens September 11-13. Now's your chance to taste-test!