GWA Annual Meeting & Conference

2019 Annual Meeting

Make plans now to attend! Online registration is OPEN When: January 25 – 27, 2019 –  Where: King & Prince Resort  St. Simons Island, Georgia – Reservations: Call 1-800-342-0212 or click on the Green Tab Below

2018 GWA Research Under Way

GWA Dedicates $20,000 to Research in the 2018 Season The Georgia Watermelon Association board of directors recently approved a budget expenditure of more than $20,000 for select research projects throughout the southeast. The projects all have varied focuses on important issues to the watermelon industry, including management, control and prevention of fusarium wilt, and development […]

The Watermelon Drop at #AFWF17

Watermelon Drop Images provided by Eating with Erica Each year, rain or shine, thousands of Atlantans participate in this awesome food festival to enjoy cocktails, lite bites, and to meet some of the southeast’s top culinary talent.  It’s a must-attend event, and this was my fourth year attending. This year I had the opportunity to […]

2017 Georgia’s Best Summertime Drink Recipe Contest – 21 and Up Category

Congratulations to our ’21 and Up’ Category winner Joi M. for her recipe “Sparkling Watermelon Limeade”!  So easy and naturally sweet for a refreshing summertime drink! Sparkling Watermelon Limeade Joi M.                 Ingredients: 2 cups of sliced, fresh watermelon with the seeds removed. 1/2 cup of lime juice […]

2017 Georgia’s Best Summertime Drink Recipe Contest – Family Friendly Winner and Overall Winner

Congratulations to our ‘Family Friendly’ Category winner and overall winner Anri S. for her recipe “All American’s Red Smoothie”!  So healthy for you; the beet adds a vibrant red color! All American’s Red Smoothie Anri S.                 Ingredients: GA Watermelon:  diced, 2 cups Organic beets:  peeeled & diced, […]

2016 Georgia’s Best Summertime Drink – Honorary Mention – Wisham’s Spicy Melon Cocktail

Congratulations to our Honorary Mention Eric W. for his recipe “Wisham’s Spicy Melon Cocktail”!  Thirst quenching for sure (with a little bite)! Wisham’s Spicy Melon Cocktail Eric W.                 Ingredients: 2-3 tablespoons Wisham Jellies Fire! 1 cup cubed watermelon 1 oz. vodka 1 cup lemondade Instructions: Use a […]

2016 Georgia’s Best Summertime Drink – 1st Place in ’21 and Up’ Category – Watermelon Mint Slush

Congratulations to our ’21 and Up’ Category winner Beth J. for her recipe “Watermelon Mint Slush”!  Easy, healthy and very refreshing! Watermelon Mint Slush Beth J.                                 Ingredients: 2 cups fresh watermelon (frozen) 2 oz. Seagram’s Extra Dry Gin (more […]

2016 Georgia’s Best Summertime Drink – 1st Place in Family Friendly Category – Watermelon Honey Sweet Tea

Congratulations to our Family Friendly category winner Kelly M. for her recipe “Watermelon Honey Sweet Tea (with Balled Watermelon Ice)!  Cool solution to hot, summer days! Watermelon Honey Sweet Tea (with Balled Watermelon “Ice”) Kelly M.                       Ingredients 2 quarts (8 c.) water 3 large […]

GWA Plans Big Promotions for the Year

GWA Promotions

Georgia Watermelon Association’s purpose is watermelon promotion from production to consumption. Promotions can vary from our watermelon queens making appearances and talking at functions, to providing informative links about watermelon and the watermelon industry and sharing interesting watermelon recipes with all of our fans. To Learn more about GWA’s Marketing Program, Click Here.

Grilled Watermelon Salsa

INGREDIENTS FOR THE SALSA 4 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 tsp. ground chipotle chile 1 1/2 lb. watermelon, sliced 3/4 inch thick Kosher salt 1 medium tomato, coarsely chopped 1/3 cup chopped English cucumber 2 Tbs. chopped fresh cilantro 1 Tbs. chopped shallot 1/2 medium serrano, seeded and chopped 1 Tbs. fresh lime juice Prepare […]