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Melons

What’s good for the goose is sometimes not so good for the gander.

What’s good for the goose is sometimes not so good for the gander. Lovers of big juicy melons are having a field day on the island at the moment as their favourite fruit has never been so cheap. Melon growers on the other hand are shaking their heads in disbelief at the amount of money they are losing.

It seems that the unusually wet weather in spring has led to three months worth of melons all appearing on the market at the same time. This glut, coupled with a decrease in foreign visitors who normally devour the fruit which is ‘unobtainable in their own countries’ with a vengeance, has produced the low prices and revenues.

Visitors to our beaches will be relieved to hear that a small slice of melon from an unlicensed vendor can still be purchased for about the same value as Munch’s ‘The Scream!’