Friday, June 3, 2016

Hokkaido Melons

Every year the first melons of the season from Yubari, Hokkaido are auctioned off for crazy high prices.  This year the record was set - 3 million yen for two pefect melons at the Sapporo wholesale market.  The previous record was 2.5 million yen set in 2008 and 2014.  This year's successful bidder was Takamaru Konishi, a buyer for a supermarket in Hyogo Prefecture.  The melons will be on display in the supermarket. It's a good thing I don't like melons because I can't afford to eat them!



4 comments:

  1. I'm glad the farmer's markets around here have good melons at a good price.

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  2. Yikes! I had to convert that to US Dollars. Wow. I love that you share things like this with us!

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  3. I fully understand the hard work many farmers need to do to grow PERFECT vegetables and fruit, but there are limits to how we should perfect food, don't you think?

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  4. My goodness that is a lot of money for melons!!!

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