There is nothing sweeter than a fresh melon right off the vine. All those melons you find in the grocery store that travel many miles don't get to ripen on the vine robbing them of their born sweetness. Our favorite part harvesting cantaloupes and watermelons is finding the first ripe melons. Sometimes you have to eat a lot of melons to make sure it is time to pick for the share. Not only are cantaloupes great as an edible bowl for ice cream, they make a wonderful refreshing salsa.