I have gotten a cantelope twice this week from roadside stand that had thrown them out. Really, after opening them they are totally edible or I wouldn't feed my chickens with it. I had to swear I wasn't eating it myself or giving to people, but chilled makes a great FREE treat for my flock. I am mortified that we waste so much food here in this country because it isn't perfect and pretty, at least my fowl will benefit. I didn't grow melon in garden this year, so I paid for one for us and got 2 for free for the birds, worth a try if anyone else sees roadside stands around. I hope they let me do this every once in a while!