Final Week of Watermelons!

We’ve reached the final week of watermelons at the Franklin Farmers Market, so be sure to make it out this Saturday to grab one more for the family before they’re all gone. Our farmers have been bringing truckloads of sun-soaked varieties to our market all season long, but this week will be the last week our shoppers will get to experience their sweetness. Snagging one last watermelon is the best way to savor the flavors of summer, so come to the Franklin Farmers Market for the final week of watermelons and take home one last juicy sweet summer treat.


A variety of melons from Evans Produce.

Last week, our farmers market celebrated our annual Watermelon Festival and our shoppers sure did have a great time. Our younger customers enjoyed both the Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest and the Watermelon Eating Contest, and the adults did, too! Our farmers passed out free slices to our crowd and sold pallets upon pallets of fresh summer melons. And we have you all to thank! Thank you so much for making the Franklin Farmers Market’s Watermelon Festival such a hit year after year.


Hank Delvin, Sr, of Delvin Farms sliced watermelon for our shoppers at the Watermelon Festival 2015.

This Saturday, we want to equip you with the best information needed to select a supreme melon, so take a look at our Guide to Choosing the Best Watermelon before you visit market this weekend. After you’ve made your final selection during the final week of watermelons, why not try your hand at one of our farmers market recipes like our Watermelon, Basil, and Feta Salad? If you like the peppery bite of arugula, try the Watermelon Salad with Arugula and Feta from our recipe blog. Watermelon adds juicy crunchiness to salsas, pickles, and is perfect whirled into a fresh juice.


Sweet watermelon can be used in a number of recipes such as salads, salsas, and juices.

Finally, if you’re simply meloned-out this weekend, don’t be discouraged! It may be the final week of watermelons at the Franklin Farmers Market, but it’s certainly not the final week of all your locally-grown favorites. Our farmers are still bringing loads of summer veggies to market such as tomatoes, peppers, squash, and zucchini. Look for more flavors of fall arriving such as baby greens and sweet potatoes, too.


A mixture of tomato and pepper varieties at the Bloomsbury Farm booth.

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