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Colorado Cantaloupe

Seasonality Colorado grown cantaloupes are available August through October and cantaloupes are sold in many grocery stores year round. Is it okay for me to eat a cantaloupe that looks ‘blemished’ on the outside? This blemish is most likely the ‘ground spot,’ or where the melon rested on the ground […]

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Keeping Food Safe: Cantaloupe

Cantaloupes are grown in close contact with the ground, which may occasionally introduce bacterial contamination from soil, water or animals. Contamination from human contact may also arise during or after harvest. Handling and Preparation Always wash hands and utensils (knives and cutting boards) before and after handling melons. Wash the […]