Posts Tagged by watermelon
|May 31, 2013||Posted by Melissa under Cooking, Healthy Eating, Produce, Recipes|
As we wrap up our grilling mini-series, we wanted to pass on some side dish ideas to go with those great grilled items like burgers, hot dogs, chicken, ribs, and so much more. A favorite in any season is Scalloped Potatoes. Our recipe uses low-sodium broth and low-fat milk so you can feel a little […] continue reading
|May 23, 2013||Posted by Melissa under Cooking, Healthy Eating, Produce, Recipes|
Chef Justin came up with this creative twist on fresh Florida watermelon by grilling it to bring out the sugars and chilling it for a refreshing treat in this recipe for Grilled and Chilled Florida Watermelon with Feta and Mint. Who knew that grilled watermelon would be so delicious?! Ingredients • 1 small watermelon (about 6 […] continue reading
|November 27, 2012||Posted by Kristopher under Kids, Produce|
Since it’s a little bit chilly outside, I decided to give everyone something to do once it warms up again! I call it the watermelon cake. The ingredients list is short, you only need an oblong watermelon, a few strawberries, a handful of blueberries and some whipping cream. You’ll also need a large knife to […] continue reading
|October 29, 2012||Posted by Melissa under Agriculture, Events, FAPC, Produce|
We were pleased to welcome the Florida Watermelon Association at this year’s Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. Florida Watermelon Queen Christine Chaloupka was joined by National Watermelon Queen Katelyn Kelley (last year’s Florida Watermelon Queen), and Katie Taylor, the South Carolina Watermelon Queen. The Queen program is sponsored by the National Watermelon Promotion Board […] continue reading
|June 28, 2012||Posted by Kristopher under Agriculture, Events, Kids, Produce|
Florida Watermelon Day at LEGOLAND Florida was a smashing success! (No, we didn’t actually smash any watermelons.) As the park opened and guests arrived, they were treated to fresh Florida watermelon right next to the “Fresh From Florida” Greenhouse. Some people were interested in the literature we were giving away and others simply wanted the free and […] continue reading
|June 15, 2012||Posted by Kristopher under Agriculture, Cooking, Produce|
I was at a video shoot with Chef Justin this week and he decided to throw some watermelon on the grill. I’d never heard of this technique, so I decided to film it and see what he came up with. As it turns out, it’s extremely easy to do and tastes good too. Watch the […] continue reading
|June 4, 2012||Posted by Marisol under Agriculture, Cooking, Produce|
It is that awaited time of the year when Florida melons fill the supermarket stands. Dubbed as the lycopene leader (watermelon) and vitamin A king (cantaloupe) melons are some of the most favorite and refreshing treats of American families. I love making honey dew –mint juice drinks at home like the ones my mother-in-law prepares […] continue reading
It is that awaited time of the year when Florida melons fill the supermarket stands. Dubbed as the lycopene leader (watermelon) and vitamin A king (cantaloupe) melons are some of the most favorite and refreshing treats of American families.
I love making honey dew –mint juice drinks at home like the ones my mother-in-law prepares for me when I come to visit.
Melons are packed with vitamins and minerals, their water and fiber content nourish our bodies and their color variety makes a great display on trays and dishes.
Florida ranks #2 in melon production in the U.S. and our melons are exported to Canada and the Caribbean.
Go get Florida melons at your favorite supermarket while supplies last. They’re usually grown from April thru July.
Check out these recipes for versatile ways to prepare them. You could grill them, add them on sandwiches, drinks, salsas, salads and so much more!
Which one is your favorite melon?