My First Time Didn’t Disappoint: Dixon Melons Live Up To The Legend
Yellow Watermelon? I'd never heard of such a thing until this past Saturday.
My wife and I decided to head over to the Gallatin County Fairgrounds to check out the Farmer's Market for the first time. We both love buying local, so in our travels, we always check out the local produce.
We made our way over to the Haynes Pavilion and walked up and down the aisles, checking out all of the different vendors. There were all kinds of cool trinkets and a variety of different baked treats.
My wife found some delicious Gluten-Free deserts and some vegan cheese, so she was more than pleased.
Me, well, I was there for the Dixon Melons. Having lived in Montana before, I've heard all the tales of the legendary Dixon Melon, yet I've never tried one...until this weekend.
First things first, there was a line. After we waited and it was our turn, we were asked "Red or Yellow?" Neither my wife nor I were prepared to for such a question. I mean, we just wanted a watermelon and now your throwing out colors?
I kind of just stood there frozen. I had no idea there was anything other than red watermelon. Luckily, my wife, being the quick thinker she is, said "We're new here, so just give us the best one." The lady hooked us up and we headed out not sure if it was red or yellow.
We cut it up on Sunday and sure enough, there it was, a yellow watermelon. I will be honest, it kind of freaked me out a little, so I waited for my wife to try it first. Needless to say, she was impressed. So I tried it. I was also impressed. Like really impressed.
I did a quick Google search and found out that yellow watermelon is actually sweeter than it's red counterpart. I would agree with that. To my taste buds it was almost like watermelon with a hint of honeydew.
Whatever it is, it's delicious.
I was told that this past Saturday was their last time at the market this year. So, if you didn't get your Dixon Melon fix this summer, you will have to wait until next year.
I'm counting down the days.