Enjoy N.C. peaches and watermelons this July

by | Jul 8, 2011

You know its July in North Carolina when peaches and watermelons pop up at farmers markets across the state. Today, the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market celebrated the season with Peach Day. Market visitors were able to sample local peaches, try some Howling Cow peach ice cream and meet N.C. Peach Queen Katie Parsons. The Charlotte Regional Farmers Market also hosted a commodity queen today. N.C. Watermelon Queen Alycia McLamb made an appearance and joined the festivities for Watermelon Day. There were plenty of free slices of N.C. watermelon and other activities for attendees to enjoy.

If you missed today’s events, don’t worry. There are more special activities coming in July and August.

For peach lovers:

For watermelon lovers:

If you want a really fresh peach or watermelon, consider going straight to the source. You can find peach and watermelon farms across the state by searching www.ncfarmfresh.com. The site also has a directory of farmers markets and roadside stands.