Wednesday, June 29, 2011

From the field to the store.....WATERMELON SEASON!

With the 4th of July coming up I hope all of you are stocking up on your Farm-Wey Southern Sweet Watermelons (they came from our farm!). I just wanted to show you how the watermelons go from the field to your home!

Here are the stacked bins of watermelons on our floor waiting to get picked up by one of the chain stores (Whole Foods, Wal-Mart, Sams, Harris Teeter, Publix, or Kroger).
Once they are picked in the field they bring them to the packing shed and unload them on this belt.

From there, people on the line "grade" them. They determine what size they are, if they are good enough to go to stores, place stickers on them, and put them in boxes. The bad ones go bye bye here!

Once the box is full the fork lift drivers pick them up and stack them according to what size they are. You have 29's, 36's, 45's , and 60's. The smaller the number, the bigger that watermelon. 29's are seeded and the rest are seedless.

Now they wait to be picked up, delivered to the store, and taken home by YOU!

Hope you have enjoyed some sweet Georgia Watermelon this season! Happy 4th!

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