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Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 08/13/2012

D.C. farmers markets full of unusual finds, says

Customers look for vegetables early in the morning at the Ward 8 Farmers Market Cooperative on July 28. (Tracy A. Woodward - THE WASHINGTON POST)
As the summer rolls along, the D.C. region’s farmers market scene is in full swing. With over 140 markets to pick from, it’s not uncommon for shoppers to encounter unfamiliar produce. Borderstan has been keeping track of some of the more unusual offerings found at local farm stands throughout the season and has put together a comprehensive list.

“Canary Melon – yellow and vibrant as the name suggests, canary melon is like a cantaloupe on steroids. The meat is juicier and sweeter than other melons, which I often find bland and disappointing. They are also relatively inexpensive and can be used in typical melon recipes.”

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By Andy Smith  |  03:16 PM ET, 08/13/2012

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