Welcome to the South Carolina Watermelon Board, a farmer-led organization established for the main purpose of increasing consumer awareness and consumption of watermelon while creating a positive economic impact for producers.
The South Carolina Watermelon Board consists of nine watermelon producers and a research scientist who serves as an advisor. The Watermelon Board supports several different research projects each year and is involved in collecting watermelon assessments for the Checkoff Program. The growers pay an assessment for each pound of watermelons sold and the funds collected are used for educational and research programs.
As you navigate through our site, you will have many opportunities to learn about South Carolina watermelons and what our organization does to promote our favorite product. The information here is provided as an educational tool in the production and harvesting of watermelons, but it also serves as a reminder of the many health benefits of our product.
For major retail and wholesale buyers, the Watermelon Board offers farm tours throughout our production regions. These tours are designed to showcase the industry and to give buyers a better perspective on our shipping capabilities. The Board advertises in industry publications to reach out to buyers and participates in events such as the Eastern Produce Council which represents the major retail and wholesale buying power in this important market.
As you scroll down this page, you will notice several links to sections about the South Carolina Watermelon Board's education and research of watermelons. We hope that you will use these resources and come back to visit often to see what new and exciting information has been added about the The Palmetto State's watermelon industry.
Our goal is simple. We promote the South Carolina watermelon industry and encourage consumers to EAT MORE WATERMELON!
South Carolina Watermelon Board Members
Brad Boozer, Executive Director
Be sure to visit the National Watermelon Promotion Board for more information about the watermelon.
Enjoy South Carolina Watermelon . . . the smile fruit!