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3 Recipes for the Perfect Summer Fruit: Watermelon

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Watermelon Savory Stars
What you need:
1 Whole Watermelon
Star Cookie Cutters
Salt and Pepper
This may sound crazy, but all melons taste delicious with salt and pepper. This recipe is very simple, and delicious.
1. Slice your whole watermelon into large 1 to 2 inch slabs.
2. Using the star cookie cutter, cut watermelon stars out.
3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and enjoy.

Watermelon Salad
1 5-pound watermelon
¼ cup of red wine vinegar
Salt and pepper
½ cup of extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons of fresh mint
4 ounces of feta cheese
Cut the watermelon into bite size cubes, removing seeds.
In a small bowl, mix the vinegar, salt, pepper, and whisk until salt is dissolved. While whisking add the olive oil a few drops at a time. Add the mint, and salt and pepper to taste.
Combine the watermelon and melon in bowl, then toss with dressing and serve.

Grilled Watermelon
Juice of 2 limes
3 tablespoons of honey
2 teaspoons of water
Preheat grill to high. Cut watermelon into large 1 inch thick slices. Brush with honey lightly. Place on grill. Grill 2 minutes per side.
Mix water, honey and lime into a syrup.
Drizzle grilled melon with syrup. Salt to taste.

Where to Find Heirloom Vegetables on the First Coast

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While not all local farmers grow heirloom vegetables, you have a better chance of finding them at an outdoor market than you do in a grocery store. Here is a list of local markets to scout for heirlooms. Enjoy!

Amelia Farmers Market
2500 Atlantic Ave, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Saturday: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Flagler Beach Farmers Market
111 South Central Ave Flagler Beach
Friday – Saturday: 7:00am – 2:00pm

Jacksonville Farmers Market
1810 West Beaver St.
Daily: 7:00am – 6:00pm

Mandarin Farmers Market
10601 San Jose Blvd.
Sunday: 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Riverside Arts Market
715 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32204
Saturday: 10:00am – 4:00pm

St. John’s Town Center Farmers Market
4663 River City Drive
Friday: 3:00pm – 8:00pm

Wednesday Market at St. Augustine Beach
350 A1A Beach Blvd. St. Augustine, FL
Wednesdays: 7:30am – 12:30pm

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