When I lived in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, I bought the best cantaloupes from a local farm. It didn't matter which one I selected. It was always ripe, juicy, and delectable. I haven't had anything like those melons in years. I look for every positive indication,--attractive fragrance, some give at the blossom end, creamy/orangey color--and I still almost always wind up with a dud. Overripe, underripe, mushy, flavorless--you name it, and I've taken it home. I'm at the point where I'm just not willing to buy cantaloupe anymore, no matter how attractive the displays are at the farm stands and farmers markets. Are any of you having better luck?