Buy Local Mar-Del Watermelon!

Welcome to Mar-Del Watermelon Association

The Mar-Del Watermelon Association helps promote buying local Mar-Del Watermelon from your local farmer. 

Mar-Del Watermelon Association Mission

Our mission is to promote Maryland and Delaware grown watermelons and the watermelon industry from production to consumption by using our queen program, focused-direct advertising, educational seminars, and financial support for research and development.  

About the Mar-Del Watermelon Association

Established in 1965, the Mar-Del Watermelon Association is an organization that works to increase demand for Maryland and Delaware watermelons and the agriculture industry for their farmers, brokers, and industry suppliers. The voluntary, elected board of directors strives to make a positive difference in the business and lives of its members while working closely with National Watermelon Association and National Watermelon Promotion Board. 

2019 Watermelon Queen

Summer Thomas

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Welcome Visitors & Future Watermelon Queens

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Buy Local Watermelon

Look for this sticker to be sure you’re buying LOCAL, fresh Mar-Del Watermelon at your local store!

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Help the Mar-Del Watermelon Association by Becoming a Member

Your support and contributions  of membership or our annual banquet with auction will enable us to meet our goals and improve support to our queen program, advertising campaign, research & development, and scholarships for future agriculture career students. Your generous donation will fund our mission.