I mean, what's not to love? It's sweet as pure sugar, yet more refreshing in the summer than just about anything I can think of. Add some salt, which is the true Southern way, and you can't beat it! It also lends itself pretty well to party decorations. Yes?
AND?? It boasts vitamin C, lycopene, B-vitamins, potassium, and vitamin A, among other good things.
I say, eat up!
My children are fans as well.
They come by it honest.
These kiddos are, at least, fourth-generation watermelon FREAKS!
Sometimes, in fact, we get a little too excited in our anticipation.
We always get a little too messy.
But, then again, that's the FUN part.
And, speaking of fun, wouldn't you like to have some?
Then come on out to the "Watermelon FEST" at Bernice Garden Farmer's Market THIS Sunday!
Josh Hardin of Laughing Stock Farms and Hardin Farms is donating melons for the event, which will include such activities as:
--a watermelon eating contest,
--a seed-spitting contest (but, of course!), and
--a kids' scavenger hunt.
Winners will receive gift certificates to the market and to local stores. Win win! Plus, there will be plenty of locally-farmed fare to taste-test.
Check out the Facebook event page for more information. Bernice Garden Farmer's Market is located at 1401 S. Main St. and will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Sunday.
Now, go get your melon on!!