It’s been a great summer for eating.  And there’s nothing sweeter than Lancaster County melons.

Farms stands and the local produce auction are exploding with several kinds of watermelons, honeydew, cantaloupes, canary melons and….my favorite – honeylopes.  They are a cross between a honeydew and a cantaloupe.



So, whether you’re ready to buy one, a dozen, or fifty, the time to enjoy the bounty of Lancaster County is now!


Here’s a pretty way we serve the melons at The Artist’s Inn:

Melons with Mango-Plum Sauce:

Peel and place one mango and 2 unpeeled plums into a blender.  Add two tablespoons of sugar and 1/4 cup of your favorite juice (we use white cranberry peach).  Blend until fairly smooth and spoon over three slices of melon.  Garnish with violas.   So pretty!

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