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“The true southern watermelon……….not to be mentioned with commoner things……………is chief of this world’s luxuries, king by the grace of God over all the fruits of the earth.”            

                  Mark Twain in Puddn’head Wilson


Watermelon is a Southern icon. No matter which way you slice it, South Carolinians view watermelon as the quintessential hot weather treat. There is no other food that provides the same thirst-quenching relief during the sultry dog days of summer. 

One of summer’s simple pleasures  is eating a juicy watermelon wedge out-of-hand with the sweet, pink juice dribbling down your chin. And who doesn’t enjoy the challenge of ‘precision watermelon seed-spitting’ to see who can land them the furthest.   



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           Update: Thirty-three vendors attended Sandhill Farmers’ Market this week. 

Wyatt and Sam Rennick sell Sweet Southern Kettle Korn


The sweet corn and okra are fabulous so don’t miss picking some up next week. The peaches and blueberries are ready; blackberries are finishing up. Look for cabbage, beets,  potatoes, all varieties of summer squash, cucumbers, green beans, eggplants, okra, peppers (banana, hot, bell-green or purple). Local ripe tomatoes, snap beans, cantaloupes and honeydew are ready. Shelled lima beans and peas are also for sale.

A variety of beautiful squash from Conyers' Farm Produce



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Does the idea of a romp through the kitchens, attics and garages of  Charleston’s top culinary professionals for a unique shopping spree sound irresistible?  



If so, then join the Charleston Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) for a CULINARY TAG SALE on Saturday, June 12, 2010 from 9:00 A.M. to  12:00 P.M.  The event will take place at The Real Estate Gallery at 214 King Street, Charleston, S.C.

LDEI  is a worldwide philanthropic society of professional women leaders in the fields of food, fine beverage, and hospitality.  The invitation-only membership, composed of 27 individual chapters across the United States and Canada, is highly diversified and reflects the multifaceted fields of contemporary gastronomy and hospitality.  


The Dames will part with many of their personal culinary treasures and will offer their professional services in order to hold the tag sale.   Proceeds will be used for the chapter’s culinary scholarship fund for South Carolina women.  


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