Marketing Ideas for a Bumper Crop of Cantaloupes
I only plant melons for the CSA and typically aim for every two week harvest with one melon per member share. However this year I have a massive crop of cantaloupes, the biggest I have every seen. Even if I give every member two melons a week I am still going to be having 10-15 extra a week.
The restaraunt and caterers aren't interested, and I can only sell what is listed on my contract at the Farmer's Markets I attend, and melons aren't listed. Any ideas? The only thing I am coming up with is a stand on the honor system.
I have never seen this level of production on melons before, I grow Sarah's Choice. I have been harvesting for two weeks now, and the plants are still putting on melons. I have one plant that has 21 melons on it, in various stages, and it is still flowering?