Nothing says summer like fresh melon. All three local Schnucks stores are hosting a produce workshop June 26 that will teach you all about "exotic melon varieties." The price is hard to beat - it's free. Sounds refreshing to me. Here's the information from the press release the produce company sent me:
On Saturday, June 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the produce experts at Schnucks stores will host customers at Frieda’s Produce University. This season, the curriculum includes a fun, hands-on way to discover a wide selection of specialty and exotic melon varieties.
Throughout the day, customers are invited to come sample three specialty U.S.A.-grown melon varieties: Hami Gold, Golden Kiss and Sugar Kiss, in addition to other summer melon and watermelon varieties. The signature melon and “star of the show” is the Hami Gold, a gourmet Asian-style melon that boasts a peachy-golden flesh that’s crisp, juicy and ultra-sweet. Shoppers are welcome to drop in anytime to discover the superb flavor and quality of Schnuck’s suite of summer melons, each with its own unique gourmet taste.
“Produce University® gives our produce teams the opportunity to share their knowledge and expertise while encouraging our customers to venture beyond the Cantaloupe and Honeydew and learn to use the more exotic tasting varieties to enliven everything from appetizers and salads to desserts,” said Mike O’Brien, Vice President of Produce at Schnucks. “Nothing says summer like sweet, refreshing melon.”
Photo from Frieda's, Inc., The Specialty Produce Company