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, […]

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 […]

#GASummertimeDrink Winner- Blended Not Stirred – Watermelon Chia Chiller

Congrats to Sherry C. for winning the “Blended, Not Stirred” category of the Georgia’s Best Summertime Drink Contest!  This recipe is delicious, healthy and refreshing!     Watermelon Chia Chiller By Sherry C. Ingredients: 2 cups watermelon cubes 1 cup coconut water 1 Tablespoon chia seeds 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger   Method:  Blend everything […]

#GASummertimeDrink Winner – Family Friendly – Watermelon Milkshake

Congrats to our Family Friendly category winner Anne T. for her recipe “Best Watermelon Milkshake” ! Simple, (definitely) sweet, and delicious! Best Watermelon Milkshake Anne. T. Ingredients:  watermelon vanilla ice cream milk Method:  Fill a blender half full with bite size watermelon pieces, add 3 scoops vanilla ice cream, 1/4 milk…blend…best milk shake ever!  

#GASummertimeDrink Overall Winner- Wishams Watermelon Daiquiri

Congrats to Valarie D. for winning the Georgia’s Best Summertime Drink contest!  This recipe is unique and downright delicious!  Plus – Valarie was able to use both Georgia Watermelons, and a south Georgia farmers custom pepper jelly to make this recipe work!      Wisham’s Watermelon Daiquiri By Valarie D. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons Wisham’s Fire […]

Raise Your Glass to Georgia’s Best Summertime Drink!

Raise Your Glass to Georgia’s Best Summertime Drink! From blended beverages to family favorites and everything in between, our search for Georgia’s best summertime drink was packed with plenty of ice-cold libations for watermelon fans of all ages to enjoy.  So while things heated up here in GA, we quenched our thirst by gulping down […]