You know summer has fully arrived when fresh North Carolina (N.C.) watermelons are on the market. To celebrate these seasonal favorites, the Robert G. Shaw Piedmont Triad Farmers Market will host Watermelon Day on Friday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Visitors will be treated to free watermelon samples, giveaways and recipes, plus they can enjoy scavenger hunts, take their picture with the 2023 N.C. Watermelon Queen Gracy Peterson and have an opportunity to meet the farmers who grow these delicious and refreshing melons.
North Carolina ranks fifth in watermelon production in the United States, generating more than $55.6 million in farm income. Look for North Carolina watermelons where you shop and at farmers markets and roadside stands.
The Piedmont Triad Farmers Market is open daily from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. offering shoppers locally grown fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, wines and specialty foods, plus seasonal products from N.C. nurseries, greenhouses and Christmas tree farms. It is also home to A.B. Seed & Co. and the Moose Café. The market is located off Exit 208 on Interstate 40, west of Greensboro.