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Monday, June 17, 2024

The Rind Stuff

Savor summer with one of the Tri-State’s favorite snacks.

There is nothing quite like freshly cut watermelon on a hot summer day.

Frey Farms offers from-the-field produce including watermelon, cantaloupe, sweet corn, pumpkins, squash, and more. Their famous Posey County melons, though, are the must-have snack of the summer.

For years, locals have been buying these melons from Tri-State grocery stores, farm markets, or produce stands by the side of the road. Frey Farms is the Illinois-based grower that owns the Gibson County farm where hundreds of thousands of melons spring to life.

It’s true: “Posey County” melons come from one county north. What’s special about these Indiana-grown treasures? They are firmer, juicier, and sweeter than watermelons that have been shipped to the Tri-State, and the sandier soil in the Wabash River Valley makes for excellent growing conditions for watermelons.

Once the watermelon are harvested, some are pressed into juice. One and a half pounds of melon are pressed into each nutrient-rich bottle of Tsamma, which is available locally at The Fresh Market.

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Maggie Valenti
Maggie Valenti
Maggie Valenti joined Tucker Publishing Group in September 2022 as a staff writer. She graduated from Gettysburg College in 2020 with a bachelors degree in English. A Connecticut native, Maggie has ridden horses for 15 years and has hunt seat competition experience on the East Coast.

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