Free slices of America’s favorite summertime fruit will be given away Saturday, August 16, 2014, during the annual Watermelon Day hosted at the Morgan County-Decatur Farmers Market. Along with the juicy treat, festivalgoers can take in cooking tips from a local chef who will be offering cooking demonstrations.
From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until supplies last), visitors will have the opportunity to sample many different varieties of locally grown watermelon including seedless, yellow, and red. In addition to the slices of watermelon, free Pepsi-Cola products will be served and there will be an assortment of home-baked goods, flowering plants, and other locally grown fruit and vegetables available for purchase throughout the day.
Alabama Restaurant Week kicks off the day before and to help celebrate, a chef from a local restaurant participating in the 10-day promotion will be providing cooking demonstrations. Albany Bistro Chef Jake Reed will host demonstrations featuring watermelon. The first demonstration is set for 10 a.m. with the second one following at 11 a.m. Free samples will be provided following both of his demonstrations.
The Morgan County-Decatur Farmers Market, located at 211 First Avenue SE in Decatur, is open Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. now through November 8, 2014.
For more information on Watermelon Day, call Manager Burl Slaton at 256.476.5595. For more information on the Morgan County-Decatur Farmers Market, visit them online on Facebook or at www.decaturfarmersmarket.org.