In addition to the unique markings on the old Moon and Stars watermelon, the medium size fruits are extra flavorful and their thick skins make the absolute best pickled melon rind preserves you ever put in your mouth! It is fast to produce from seed planted when soil warms in the spring, making it possible for folks with short summers to enjoy it; or those with longer growing seasons can plant several times in the spring to enjoy a longer harvest.
An unusual concept, Calyroad Creamery in Sandy Springs is both a retail shop and an artisanal cheesemaking business that produces an impressive variety of both cow and goat cheeses. Visitors can sign up for a cheesemaking class, tour the behind-the-scenes cheesemaking process or just drop by for a tasting of the house-made cheeses paired with wine or have a beautiful cheese board with a selection of handcrafted cheeses, jams, dried fruit and chutneys or pickles delivered to their hotel. Personable owner Robin Schick loves to share her passion for cheese and cheesemaking and can help you put together any combo of condiments, cheese, wine and other goodies your heart desires. The shop has a curated selection of local craft beers, wine, jams and other artisanal goods for a one-stop locavore foodie destination. Next door Susansnaps makes this little shopping area a great place to pick up an edible Atlanta souvenir.