Watermelon is good source of vitamin C, beta carotene (vitamin A), and lycopene. It's delicious chilled, frozen, or as a base ingredient for sorbet (see our post on making sorbet).
One day while doing some garden work, someone noticed that almost all of our melons were gone, ripped clean from the vines! A few days later, we discovered the culprits: coyotes! Due to the drought we experienced this summer in New England, animals such as coyotes we forced to find alternative water sources to prevent dehydration; apparently, the farm's watermelons (about 150 of them) were the best substitute they could find.
A baby watermelon in the morning sun (above)
Media (text and image) created and published by Rebekah Carter 2010.