Watermelon – A ‘Bite’ of Health

Thank you to Lucy Howe, freelance writer and editor, for submitting this article. Few foods herald the arrival of the warmer season than a slice of scarlet watermelon, bursting with ripeness and just about as juicy as fruit can be.  Aside from being the perfect low-cal snack, watermelons are a potent source of vitamins and […]

Watermelon Growers Work to Produce a Sweet Crop with Good Texture


By:  Clint Thompson, UGA    Julie Jernigan, UGA Posted April 2, 2018 In Georgia, it’s planting season for watermelons.  Usually, they aspire to produce high yields of a sweet crop, but they shouldn’t ignore firmness and texture, according to Tim Coolong, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension vegetable Horticulturist. “Sweetness is a major component to watermelons, […]

Watermelon Feta Bites/Watermelon Water

Watermelon Feta Bites Images provided by kira-marie Southern summers mean it’s watermelon time! From toddlers to seniors, everyone can enjoy this juicy, cooling treat.  At just one year of age, Marlow’s favorite snack is chunks of watermelon.  I love watermelon juice, and we all enjoy watermelon infused water.  To celebrate the end of watermelon season, […]

Watermelon Mint Lemonade Sorbet

Watermelon Mint Lemonade Sorbet Images provided by jamonkey Remember how I said I was going to be using my new ice cream maker like crazy?  Well, I have!  I thought the best way to end Summer would be with a pile of Georgia Watermelon.  This summer I’ve been obsessed with the watermelon mint lemonade, I’ve […]

Watermelon Caprese Salad

Image provided by Darling Down South Watermelon Caprese Salad Blog post by Darling Down South on August 22, 2017 It is finally upon us the height of summer and we’re all draping ourselves in front of air conditioning units and lingering a bit longer in the stores with the coldest A/C in town.  I can’t […]

The Ultimate Summer Treat

The Ultimate Summer Treat Blog Post by Chanel Moving Forward on August 14, 2017 I must say this two thousand times every summer, but I cannot wait for Fall and cooler weather.  As much as I love sleeping in, not having a schedule, and the family vacations; the brutal Georgia heat can be hard to […]

Enter & Win: Georgia’s Best Summertime Drink Recipe Contest

 Enter & Win: Georgia’s Best Summertime Drink Recipe Contest Submit your best beverage featuring watermelon for a chance to win sweet summer prizes + the title of “Georgia’s Best Summertime Drink”   Hello, summer!  The sun is shining and the watermelon is ripe for eating (and drinking!).  To celebrate our love for watermelon and one […]

Georgia’s Best Summertime Drink Recipe Contest Rules & Regulations

Georgia’s Best Summertime Drink Recipe Contest Official Rules and Regulations NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING Georgia’s Best Summertime Drink Recipe Contest begins July 1, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) and ends August 13, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET. The contest is open […]

Calling All Georgians: Sip Sweet Watermelon & Win!

There’s only one thing we love more than summertime and that’s National Watermelon Month.  Enter your original watermelon drink recipe for a chance to be named “Georgia’s Best Summertime Drink!” This July, we’re celebrating the only way we know how, with cool watermelon beverages to help us rehydrate and beat the heat.  Whip up an […]

#GASummertimeDrink Winner- Just Juice – Watermelon Martinis

Congratulations to the winner of our ‘Just Juice’ category Gwen P. for her yummy Watermelon Martini’s recipe!  Watermelon Martinis Gwen P. Serves 2-3 (depending on the size of your glasses!) Ingredients: 1 cup strained sweet, fresh watermelon juice (I used almost one-third of the Sugar Baby Watermelon) 1/2 cup good vodka (Grey Goose or Ketel […]