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The watermelon is of the Cucurbitaceae (or Gourd) family. Its origin, Africa, was established by Dr. David Livingstone (noted missionary explorer), in the 1850's. He found great tracts of watermelon growing wild in the Kalahari desert of Africa. Cultivation by man dates back at least 4000 years to the Egyptians.

How to Select & Store:

Choose a watermelon symmetrical in shape without dents, bruises and cuts. Thump, if you must (listen for dull hollow sound). Turn watermelon over. The underside should be creamy yellow with a healthy sheen to the rind. Store cut watermelons in refrigerator. Cover cut surface loosely with plastic wrap. Uncut watermelons keep at room temperature for up to two weeks.

North Carolina Watermelon Facts

North Carolina produces about 10,000 acres of watermelon valued at over $10.6 million.

North Carolina ranks about 7th in the nation, producing over 163 million pounds.


Watermelons
Suitable Cooling Methods:
Room Cooling
Optimum Temperature: 50-60 °F
Freezing Temperature: 31 °F
Optimum Humidity: 90%
Storage Life: 2-3 weeks
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A.J. EVANS & SON PRODUCE FARM

515 Evans-Bass Road
Edenton, NC 27932
Phone : (252) 221-4438
Fax : (252) 221-4208
Email : NULL
Website : NULL
Products : CAB, CANT, CORN, WAT
Services : Grow, Pack, Ship

A.J. SMITH & SONS INC.

601 Greenhall Road
Edenton, NC 27932
Phone : (252) 482-3534
Fax : (252) 482-8663
Email : NULL
Website : NULL
Products : CUX, PKN, WAT
Services : Grow, Pack, Ship
Memberships :
Got To Be NC Global Gap Export Directory

A.W. BUNCH FARMS LLC

335 Evans Bass rd
Edenton, NC 27932
Phone : (252) 335-8870
Fax : (252) 221-9932
Email : adamwbunch@hotmail.com
Website : NULL
Products : CANT, WAT, CORN, TOM
Services : Grow, Pack, Ship
Memberships :
Got To Be NC North Carolina Vegetable Growers Association

BOB'S PICK & PAY

Bob Page
3887 Old Stage Road
Fairmont, NC 28340
Phone : (910) 740-0769
Fax : NULL
Email : bobspickandpay@yahoo.com
Website : NULL
Products : CHILI, EGP, COLL, GRNS, CAB, CANT, PEP, MGR, HABCHI, JAL, ZUCC, SNOPEA, SQS, WAT, TUR
Services : Grow, Pack
Memberships :
Got To Be NC North Carolina Vegetable Growers Association

BRANTLEY FARMS

8606 Strickland Road
Middlesex, NC 27557
Phone : (252) 235-2277
Fax : (252) 235-5044
Email : NULL
Website : NULL
Products : SWP, WAT
Services : Grow, Pack, Ship, Brok
Memberships :
Got To Be NC

BRIDGMAN VEGETABLE FARMS

Todd Faircloth
1467 Andrews Chapel Road
Roseboro, NC 28382
Phone : (910) 990-0487
Fax : (910) 564-6280
Email : plowboy1976@rocketmail.com
Website : NULL
Products : CAB, GRNS, FRT, DAIKON, EGP, CHNOKR, CHIVES, BITMEL, BCC, BKCHOY, PKN, RAD, PER, PEP, JAL, LONG HOTS, MGR, NAPA, MEL, ORNVEG, WAT, SWP, SQS, SNOPEA, ZUCC, TOMLLO, VEG
Services : Grow, Pack, Ship

BRITT FARMS

371 Manley Grove Church Road
Mt. Olive, NC 28365
Phone : (919) 580-8720
Fax : (919) 689-2895
Email : jbritt82@bellsouth.net
Website : http://www.brittfarms.net
Products : BKCHOY, BUT, BCC, CHRTOM, CUX, EGP, COLL, PEAS, GRAPETOM, GRNS, CAB, BLB, BEETS, RAD, BNS, PEP, PCH, POT, ONS, OKRA, LET, HDWS, WAT, SWIS CHRD, SPRITE, SPN, STR, SQS, CORN, TOM
Services : Grow

BROCK'S BERRIES & PRODUCE FARM

David Brock
1157 Jack Jones Rd
Winterville, NC 28590
Phone : (252) 531-3329
Fax : (252) 355-2449
Email : lowcotton@hotmail.com
Website : http://www.brocksberries.com
Products : BKB, CAB, PEAS, EGP, BUT, ONS, POT, PKN, TOM, CORN, STR, WAT
Services : Grow
Memberships :
Got To Be NC

CAROLINA FARMERS MARKETING ASSN. INC.

1973 Crawford Pond Road
Morven, NC 28119
Phone : (704) 851-3907
Fax : (704) 851-9587
Email : julecanipe@hotmail.com
Website : NULL
Products : CANT, TOM, SQS, WAT
Services : Grow, Ship, Brok

CARTER FARMS

PO Box 172
Eagle Springs, NC 27242
Phone : (910) 673-7730
Fax : (910) 673-2662
Email : bcarter6161@gmail.com
Website : NULL
Products : CANT, WAT, TOM, CORN
Services : Grow, DSD
Memberships :
Got To Be NC North Carolina Vegetable Growers Association

COX FARMs PRODUCE

547 Dobbersville Road
Goldsboro, NC 27530
Phone : (919) 689-9383
Fax : (919) 689-9515
Email : janiecox@att.net
Website : http://www.coxfarmproduce.com
Products : EGP, CUX, CANT, PEP, SQS, TOM, WAT
Services : Grow

CRITCHER BROTHERS PRODUCE INC.

7467 Old Hwy 421 South
Deep Gap, NC 28618
Phone : (828) 264-2669
Fax : (828) 264-1255
Email : JohnC@Critcherbrothers.com
Website : http://www.critcherbrothers.com
Products : CAB, POT, WAT
Services : Grow, Pack, Ship, Brok
Memberships :
Global Gap

Crutchfield's Natural Dirt Works


Harmony, NC 28634
Phone : (704) 657-1166
Fax : NULL
Email : crutch665@yahoo.com
Website : NULL
Products : CANT, BANPEP, CUX, POT, PEP, HDWS, MEL, ONS, OKRA, WAT, TOM, CORN, SQS, STR, ZUCC
Services : Grow

DARIOUS WILSON FARMS

1620 King Road
Clinton, NC 28328
Phone : (910) 533-3859
Fax : (910) 533-3656
Email : dwwfarms@intrstar.com
Website : NULL
Products : CUX, EGP, GRNS, BANPEP, CANT, CAB, SERRAN, PEP, LONG HOTS, JAL, MGR, TOM, SQS, WAT, ZUCC
Services : Grow, Pack, Ship

ENZOR FARMS INC.

PO Box 38 2755 Hinson's Crossroads Road
Fair Bluff, NC 28439
Phone : (910) 649-5420
Fax : (910) 649-5455
Email : sales@enzorfarms.com
Website : http://www.enzorfarms.com
Products : CANT, SWP, WAT
Services : Grow, Pack, Ship

FRESH-PIK PRODUCE INC.

7802 Sadie Road
Kenly, NC 27542
Phone : (252) 237-1260
Fax : (252) 237-6133
Email : jsharp@freshpik.com
Website : http://www.freshpik.com
Products : CANT, CAB, GRNS, COLL, MGR, LET, STR, SPRITE, TUR, WAT
Services : Grow, Pack, Ship
Memberships :
Got To Be NC North Carolina Vegetable Growers Association

GODWIN PRODUCE COMPANY

David L Godwin
PO Box 163
Dunn, NC 28335
Phone : (910) 892-4171
Fax : (910) 892-2232
Email : GodwinProduce@aol.com
Website : http://www.sweettater.com
Products : WAT, SWP
Services : Grow, Pack, Ship
Memberships :
Got To Be NC North Carolina Vegetable Growers Association

GREENLANDS FARM LLC

668 Midway Rd
Bolivia, NC 28422
Phone : (910) 253-7934
Fax : (910) 253-9386
Email : info@greenlandsfarmstore.info
Website : http://greenlandsfarmstore.info
Products : FIGS, EGP, CUX, CAR, CIL, BUT, BLB, PER, PEP, LET, KALE, LEEKS, HERB, OKRA, ONS, TOM, SQS, WAT, TUR, SWIS CHRD
Services : Grow
Memberships :
Got To Be NC

HERING FARMS

Bill Hering Jr.
2237 Lake Artesia Road
Faison, NC 28341
Phone : (910) 590-6892
Fax : (910) 533-3987
Email : heringfarms@gmail.com
Website : NULL
Products : COLL, CUX, CAB, CANT, MGR, ORNVEG, KALE, LET, PEP, ROM, SQS, TUR, WAT
Services : Grow, Pack, Ship
Memberships :
Got To Be NC

HOUSER FARMS

Dan Houser
6922 Houser Farm Road
Vale, NC 28168
Phone : (704) 472-4196
Fax : (704) 276-9902
Email : houserfarms@gmail.com
Website : NULL
Products : CUX, CANT, BKB, MUSC GRPS, BNS, SQS, STR, CORN, TOM, WAT
Services : Grow, Pack, Ship
Memberships :
Got To Be NC

HOWELL FARMING CO. INC

106 J&L drive
Goldsboro, NC 27530
Phone : (919) 734-1118
Fax : (919) 734-1119
Email : melissa@howellfarmingco.com
Website : http://www.howellfarmingco.com
Products : CUX, WAT, SWP
Services : Grow, Pack
Memberships :
North Carolina Vegetable Growers Association

INDIAN CREEK FARM

234 Jordan Loop Road
Tyner, NC 27980
Phone : (252) 221-8768
Fax : (252) 221-9951
Email : indiancreekfarms@hughes.net
Website : NULL
Products : CANT, PNUTS, WAT
Services : Grow, Pack, Ship
Memberships :
Got To Be NC Global Gap

JACKSON FARMING COMPANY

Matt Solana, Blake Jackson
3171 Ernest Williams Road
Autryville, NC 28318
Phone : (910) 567-2202
Fax : (910) 567-6321
Email : mattsolana@jfcmelons.com
Website : http://jfcmelons.com
Products : BCC, CANT, HDWS, MXV, MEL, PKN, STR, SPRITE, SWP, WAT
Services : Grow, Pack, Ship, Brok
Memberships :
Got To Be NC North Carolina Vegetable Growers Association Global Gap Export Directory

K & L FARMS INC.

987 Cherry Glade Road
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Phone : (252) 264-2299
Fax : (252) 264-3528
Email : kwccbrick@inteliport.com
Website : NULL
Products : CANT, WAT
Services : Grow, Ship, DSD
Memberships :
Got To Be NC

L&M, INC.

Lauren Strong, Mark Falkner
2925 Huntleigh Drive
Raleigh, NC 27604
Phone : 9198754014
Fax : 9198754047
Email : lauren.strong@lmcompanies.com
Website : http://lmcompanies.com
Products : CAB, CANT, CUX, EGP, ONS, POT, PEP, SQS, WAT, ZUCC, VEG
Services : Grow, Pack, Ship

LAKESIDE FARMS POULTRY AND PRODUCE

Peter Dreher
257 Eagle Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Phone : (919) 360-9590
Fax : NULL
Email : pdreher24@gmail.com
Website : NULL
Products : BUT, PCH, PEARS, OKRA, ONS, PEAS, STR, CORN, WAT, TOM
Services : Grow

LONESOME PINE FARMS

1425 County Line Road
Belvidere, NC 27919
Phone : (252) 297-2648
Fax : (252) 297-2648
Email : nsdail@inteliport.com
Website : NULL
Products : CANT, WAT
Services : Grow, Pack
Memberships :
Got To Be NC

MOORE'S PRODUCE INC.

PO Box 226 533 Faison Road
Turkey, NC 28393
Phone : (910) 592-6782
Fax : (910) 592-6378
Email : movethemelons@gmail.com
Website : NULL
Products : BLB, WAT
Services : Grow, Pack, Ship, Brok

MURFREESBORO FARMS INC.

PO Box 216
Murfreesboro, NC 27855
Phone : (252) 398-5830
Fax : (252) 398-5930
Email : melons@embarqmail.com
Website : NULL
Products : CANT, WAT
Services : Grow, Pack, Ship, Brok
Memberships :
Got To Be NC Export Directory

NEW SPROUT ORGANIC FARM LLC

1070-1 Tunnel Road Suite 10-225
Asheville, NC 28805
Phone : (828) 357-5501
Fax : (828) 357-5504
Email : info@newsproutfarms.com
Website : http://www.newsproutfarms.com
Products : CAB, BEETS, CIL, CAR, BCC, COLL, POT, RAD, ONS, HERB, LET, KALE, SWIS CHRD, WAT, SWP, CORN, TOM, SQS
Services : Grow, Pack, Ship, Brok

PORTER FARM PRODUCE & NURSERY

1769 Grays Mill Rd.
Snow Hill, NC 28580
Phone : (252) 560-2757
Fax : (252) 522-3446
Email : porterpumpkins@yahoo.com
Website : NULL
Products : FLWRS, CANT, PKN, WAT, CORN, TOM, STR
Services : Grow, Ship

PORTER FARMS & NURSERY

Ashley Porter
3525 NC Hwy 42
Willow Springs, NC 27592
Phone : (919) 567-0504
Fax : (919) 567-2129
Email : getfresh@porterfarmsandnursery.com
Website : http://www.porterfarmsandnursery.com
Products : CANT, PKN, WAT, STR, SQS, TOM, CORN
Services : Grow, Pack, Ship
Memberships :
Got To Be NC

R.H. CARTER FARMS

PO Box 66
Ellerbe, NC 28338
Phone : (910) 652-6147
Fax : (910) 652-4434
Email : NULL
Website : NULL
Products : CANT, OKRA, BNS, ZUCC, SQS, CORN, TOM, WAT
Services : Grow, Ship

RAIFORD FARMS

5147 Hwy 111 South
Seven Springs, NC 28578
Phone : (919) 658-3656
Fax : NULL
Email : raifordfarms@bellsouth.net
Website : NULL
Products : CANT, CAB, GRNS, COLL, RAD, PEP, NAPA, KALE, JAL, WAT, TUR
Services : Grow, Ship
Memberships :
Got To Be NC North Carolina Vegetable Growers Association

SAWYER FARMS

Alan Sawyer
6346 Beulah Church Road
Liberty, NC 27298
Phone : (336) 685-9645
Fax : 3366859149
Email : asawyer3@bellsouth.net
Website : NULL
Products : PEP, PKN, JAL, ZUCC, TOM, SQS, STR, WAT
Services : Grow, Pack, Ship
Memberships :
Got To Be NC

SOUTHEASTERN GROWERS ASSOCIATION

7802 Sadie rd
Kinston, NC 28542
Phone : (252) 237-1260
Fax : (252) 237-6133
Email : jsharp@freshpik.com
Website : NULL
Products : CANT, COLL, GRNS, CUX, LET, ONS, BNS, ROM, PKN, POT, PEP, TOM, CORN, STR, SPRITE, WAT
Services : Grow, Pack, Ship, Brok, DSD
Memberships :
Got To Be NC Global Gap Export Directory

STEPHEN PORTER

1769 Gray's Mill Road
Snow Hill, NC 28580
Phone : (252) 560-2757
Fax : NULL
Email : porterpumpkins@yahoo.com
Website : NULL
Products : CANT, INDIAN, PKN, WAT, CORN
Services : Grow

SUGG FAMILY FARMING INC

4944 Hwy 58 South
Snow Hill, NC 28580
Phone : (252) 526-6956
Fax : 2525237285
Email : EdwardSugg@embarqmail.com
Website : NULL
Products : WAT
Services : Grow
Memberships :
Got To Be NC Export Directory

T.C. SMITH PRODUCE FARM INC.

464 Smith-Grady Road
Seven Springs, NC 28578
Phone : (252) 569-7011
Fax : (252) 569-1355
Email : tcsmithproduce@embarqmail.com
Website : NULL
Products : CUX, GRNS, CANT, CAB, MEL, ZUCC, TOM, SQS, SPRITE, STR, WAT, SWP
Services : Grow, Ship, DSD
Memberships :
Got To Be NC North Carolina Vegetable Growers Association Export Directory

VIRGINIA FORK PRODUCE CO. INC.

PO Box 148
Edenton, NC 27932
Phone : 2524822166
Fax : NULL
Email : vafork@net-change.com
Website : NULL
Products : BNS, WAT, CORN
Services : Grow, Pack, Ship
Memberships :
Got To Be NC North Carolina Vegetable Growers Association

WILLIAMSON PRODUCE INC.

PO Box 3508
Wilson, NC 27895
Phone : (252) 243-5700
Fax : (252) 291-6791
Email : karen@wproduce.com
Website : NULL
Products : SWP, WAT
Services : Grow, Pack, Ship
Memberships :
Got To Be NC

WINBORNE & SON FARMS

Elliott Winborne
3443 Rocky Hock Road
Edenton, NC 27932
Phone : (252) 333-6181
Fax : NULL
Email : elliottwinborne@yahoo.com
Website : NULL
Products : CANT, PKN, INDIAN, WAT
Services : Grow, Ship