September 23rd, 2015 by The Watermelon Guy

Even though September means the end of summer, keep it going with the National Watermelon Promotion Board! Check out their Facebook page for how you can keep summer alive. Follow along for more interesting and fun ways to enjoy watermelon by hitting “Like”!

Here’s a glimpse at what the Watermelon Board has been up to on Facebook in September.


Get creative with packed lunches! Check out these awesome tips and tricks that will have your kids excited for lunch!


We found the perfect tailgate treat with these Red, White and Blue Cheese Sliders! Sweeten up your tailgating party with these Watermelon Glazed Sweet Potatoes.


We also came across two of the cutest watermelon pickers in the patch, thanks to Robinson Produce Farms in Whiteville, North Carolina!


Get jumping with this new Sweet Beat on Jump with Jill! Watch the full video here.

REMEMBER: All comments left on the blog this month are entered to win our September prize — the watermelon pop-out cutter — so comment as often as you’d like! 

UP NEXT: A recipe for Watermelon Benedict

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March 18th, 2010 by The Watermelon Guy

farmvilleIf you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a farmer, FarmVille is the game for you. Actually, playing FarmVille is nothing like being a real life farmer, which is very hard work, so that’s probably why millions of people love playing the game.

FarmVille is played by Facebook users and basically allows people to build their own tiny virtual farms and plant crops, grow, and sell crops (using FarmVille coins) in order to buy more farm land, farm animals and other farm decorations. It sounds simple, but it’s also extremely addictive. Just ask one member of the National Watermelon Promotion Board, who wishes to remain anonymous, but swears that out of all the crops you can grow in FarmVille, watermelon is the easiest and most profitable.

Our anonymous FarmVille addict and watermelon-growing extraordinaire had this to say about the game and its most fruitful crop:

“The great thing about FarmVille watermelons is that they’re really versatile plants in terms of how they advance you through the game. Although they take four days to mature (which is a big advantage if you’re going to be busy for a few days – they take care of themselves), you get two experience points for each square you harvest, so they help you to level up more quickly.

You also make a profit of 118 coins on each square you harvest, so they’ll help you save up money to buy buildings, trees, and animals. And ripe watermelons look awesome,  especially when they’ve been fertilized by your FarmVille Neighbors, because they get huge!”

I have to admit, I’ve never played FarmVille, but I know a lot of people who have. I’m a little scared to play it because I get addicted to things very easily and I’m afraid that once I get started, I’ll be planting watermelon, corn, carrots, and turnips until the cows comes home (and beyond)!

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