Alex Weiser is the farmer behind Weiser Family Farms. He grows roughly ten varieties of melons in addition to his many varieties of potatoes. He describes his table-workers at the farmers markets as "melon specialists." They know exactly when each melon will ripen.
Michael Fiorelli is the executive sous chef at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes. See a photo of the stunning patio at the resort's signature restaurant Mar'sel, plus a recipe for his Stone Fruit Salad with Burrata and Arugula Pesto on the Good Food blog.