Melons to Market

When I think back to my childhood, I only remember watermelon in the summer, but these melons are currently in the Jerusalem market. These are what I call personal size melons, though a few may serve two.

Even though I have never liked melons (of any kind), I have a knack for picking good watermelons by thumping them, which is an “art” I learned from my Granddad. However, I didn’t thump any of these, so I can’t say whether they are good or not.

These Guys are Going on Vacation . . . for 2 Years!

If you are interested in fishing in the fresh waters of the Sea of Galilee in the near future, you have until February 28, to wet your hook because there is a fishing ban coming into effect from March 1, 2010 until February 28, 2012.

It seems the fish population in the lake needs to be replenished, so a plan has been put in place to fix that problem. You can read the whole story, which is being reported only by Israel National New, here.

And for those who are worried about being able to still get fish in Israel, the large number of fish farms in the north should be able to supply the market, but I would expect an increase in price.

Now, where did I put my pole? I’m scheduled to be at the Sea of Galilee just before the ban takes effect, so I need to find my pole.

Galilee Bee Keepers

Due to good winter rains this year, the Galilee is green and lush. And this bee keeper is out in the field priming his boxes for what he hopes to be a good honey harvest.

Peppers on the Vine

We were in the Elah Valley yesteday and found these peppers on the vine. But the best part of the day was the opportunity to teach my daughter the story of David and Goliath on location. 

More Discounts: Sabra

These sabra didn’t go out quickly, and have started to shrivel. However, they are still available for purchase . . . and at a lesser price.

Leftovers at the Market

You can see from the sign that these items are being discounted due to quality. In other words, they’ve passed their “sell by date.” It is common to see less financially fortunate people sorting through items like these that have been discarded at the end of the day. These particular items may have another day in the discount box, but they’ll be tossed soon.

Roasted Peanuts

Roasted nuts – of all varieties – are always available in the market. Peanuts are available raw, boiled, or roasted. Shelled or unshelled. And you can also find them candied in a variety of flavors.