Buy Local Mar-Del Watermelon!
Help us, help you promote your Mar-Delicious watermelons grown on your farm and/or supplies. Mar-Del is funded primarily by donations generated by its members and monies raised at the auction during our annual two-day convention which supports the queen program, advertising campaign, development, and scholarships for future agriculture career students.
Growers Seminar offer free to paid members during our annual convention. Industry leaders speak on topics such as food safety, research results, disease research, legislative and regulatory issues.
Monies are committed to our local universities to fund industry production research needs, farming and/or growing improvements and value-added research.
Our budget committee allocates funds on advertising through various outlets such as: Radio, Television, Billboards, Beach resort buses & trams, Social Media, Lifeguard Stands, MPT "Farm to Harvest". Sponsorships may vary year to year.
President: Dawn Collins
Vice President: Travis Hastings
Secretary/Treasurer: Michelle Wright
Queen Coordinator: Terra Eby
Queen: Leslie Webb
Charles Wright IV
Jimmy Lee Goslee
The Mar-Del Watermelon Association works very hard to promote our watermelon industry. This year we celebrate 54 years of dedicated growers, brokers, buyers, and industry suppliers. Because of the continued support of the names below, we can continue to crown our 2020 queen, honor our members, educate our growers, fundraise funds to further promote watermelons. For this, we say Thank You to all our of 2019 Sponsors!
DC Farms, Inc.
Trucker Mechanical Service
Consumer Fresh Produce