I just love browsing farmer’s markets. There are always tasty samples of homemade preserves (plum or raspberry chipotle is my current fave), smiling people and super fresh vegetables and fruits.
Now is definitely the time to buy those succulent melons – water, cantaloupe, honey dew, Crenshaw…
This baby shower centerpiece can be created a day ahead of time. However, put the fruit in just before serving. The buggy may leak, so put something beneath. Note: When I made the fruit salad buggy, I knew the gender to be a girl, but for a boy a watermelon race car flames painted on the sides instead of the ruffle would be fun. The whole project takes about an hour.
Have a simply marvelous day!
4 Granny Smith apples (or 2 grapefruit, halved)
4 10-inch wooden skewers
Cut fruit — watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapple, strawberries, grapes, etc.
Using masking tape, tape off part of watermelon to be cut to form the shape of a buggy. Using tape as a guide, cut off that section and save to be diced for salad contents.
Scoop out rest of melon with a melon baller or cut out and dice for salad.
Shape excess rind into handle. Cut lace to fit across hood and thumbtack to sides.
Put skewers through watermelon shell to form axles of wheels. Stick apples onto ends of skewers.
Place handle at one end of buggy and return cut watermelon and other fruit to the cavity of the melon.