Greetings from the Sunshine State of Florida!!
Summer has always been
my favorite time of the year
but this summer has topped
them all! I spent the summer
living out of my bags while
traveling up and down
Florida and the U.S. plus
Canada. The majority of
our time was spent doing
one of my favorite things,
farm tours. Starting all the
way down in south Florida
and all the way up the state,
I never ran into a farmer
who did everything the
same way. I enjoy getting
to sit down with the
farmers and hear the
excite-ment they have for
their crop. They’ve been working so hard at, and of course
all the hilarious stories they have to tell!
Along with farm tours I was invited to a handful of festivals! During the summer everyone always has a smile on
their face when they see a juicy slice of watermelon! While
at the festivals, I found myself being tested on my seed spitting skills, watermelon eating abilities, hog calling, and even
how well I can smash a watermelon!
Another way that I was able to reach out to the public about
our nutritious and delicious watermelon was through grocery stores and commissaries starting in south Florida and
going all the way up to Toronto Canada! Being in the stores
always excites me because I have the chance to assist and
teach the customers on how to pick out the best watermelon
from the bin. Once the customers get a sample of our fresh
watermelon they almost always leave with one in their cart!
The commissaries always a have special treat because they
cut up some of their yellow watermelon, which many people
have never been exposed to before, but it’s always a huge hit!
My year as queen may be winding down but I can guarantee
that we are far from slowing down on promoting the Florida
2014 Florida Watermelon Queen Meagan Morgan
Mark your calendar to attend our 47th Annual Florida Watermelon Convention on January 16-18, 2015 at the beautiful
Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort in Fort Myers, Florida. President Jim Barfield and our First lady Linda Barfield would like
to invite everyone to attend this year’s convention. They have
been working really hard on making this year’s convention an
event to remember. You can go online this year to our website
www.flfwa.com and register. Please mark your calendar.
With our holiday season, approaching us in the next few
months please remember when you go to your local grocery
store or farmers market please be sure and pick up a Florida
Fall Watermelon to add to your table.
Until next time!
Florida Watermelon Promotions Coordinator
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Spending the afternoon at Hillcrest Elementary School with
Ms. Brenda Mack educating the kids on the nutrients of
Visiting with the “The Land
Family” at their office in
Promoting and handing out slices of watermelons at “Winn
Dixie” through the State of Florida.
Queen Meagan at the “Volusia County Watermelon Festival
Day” with NWQ Brandi Harrison and J-Slice with NWPB.
Queen Meagan along with the Dept. of Agriculture promoting
watermelons at Farmers Market in Tallahassee.
Thank you to Murray Tillis Farms and Bob Gibson
Watermelon Produce & Sales for sponsoring us at the
Cheifland Watermelon Festival.
Um! What is your
favorite “RED or
The Thomas family always makes the queen feel so special!
Welcome to the “State of Florida” where
watermelons are grown.
Queen Meagan spending the day at “Patrick Air Force Base”
with Mr. Matthias- Store Director, Geoff Brunette - Produce
Enjoying visiting with Steve and Heidi Singletary with
Bayshore Farms. Congratulations to the 2014 Cheifland Watermelon Queen
Our FWA logo went speeding around the track with Ross
Chastain in Charlotte!
Spending a beautiful Sunday morning visiting with Gordon
Etheridge and Mike Caruthers of Etheridge Produce
Supporting Ross Chastain down on pit row before the
green flag waves Go!
Having fun at the Cheifland Watermelon Festival parade.
to come to her
5-K Run” in