Greetings from the Mar-Del Watermelon
We had a busy late summer and early fall and
boy what a great season it was! We left you
with our Orioles promotion at Camden Yards
in the last edition, so we will start off there.
Queen Courtney enjoyed the Maryland State
Fair, where she and past queen, Terra Tatman
got to take part in their ULearn Farm center for
an entire day. They painted watermelon slices
on children’s faces, watched the movie “
Watermelon Magic” with fairgoers, and even handed
out stickers and promotional material.
We participated in the Farmer and the Chef
again this summer too, where we paired up
with a local chef, who made a dish using our
Mar-DELicious watermelons and attendees
could vote on their favorite dish. This event
supports the March of Dimes.
When schools started back, we were invited
to a Farm to School Kickoff event at Preston
Elementary School in Maryland, where we
joined Maryland Department of Ag, including
the Secretary of Agriculture, and students had
the opportunity to taste food used from local
farmers. We also participated in another Farm
to School Kickoff in Delaware, where students
enjoyed slices of watermelon every Wednesday
in September! Queen Courtney got to speak to
them about the health benefits of watermelons
and introduced them to J.Slice!
In October we traveled to Washington D.C.,
where we were reunited again with our water-
melon friends for the Marine Corps Marathon!
We will let all our pictures from our three days
there tell our story.
Thank you to all our sponsors, including the
National Watermelon Association and the
National Watermelon Promotion Board! We
appreciate everything you do! We wish everyone a successful season and we invite you to
join us for the Mar-Del Convention February
5th & 6th, 2016 at the beautiful Hyatt Regency
Resort in Cambridge, Maryland.
Mar-Del Watermelon Association
Courtney posing as
a “face of a Mary-
Courtney found these boys at Preston Elementary, who had
just finished up eating corn on the cob, a slice of watermelon,
and a fresh garden salad.
Students at Preston
tasting food made
with local produce.
A sand sculpture of a
Baltimore Ravens football
player in the ULEARN
and 1st graders
ing the movie,
All smiles handing
out containers of
watermelon pieces to
The Watermelon Queen visits Dunbar Elementary School and
explains how students can stay hydrated, especially by eating
Courtney at the MD State Fair ULearn Farm. They had an
actual combine INSIDE! The Queen and her apple!
Courtney with our chef from “Off the Hook” restaurant in
Thank you Class Produce and Mr. Don Hiller for preparing and
supplying our packed watermelon.
We found The Frozen
Farmer truck and
and the Chef.
J.Slice even joined in
on the fun run!
Maryland Homegrown School Lunch Week at
Preston Elementary School.
made this little
girl’s day after she
ran in the Marine
Corps Kid’s Run.
Queen, Lindsey at
the Kid’s Run in