I posted this as an event on the marketmaker site. Do we have a way to easily email market managers??
To Whom it May Concern,
I’m forward this on behalf of Josh Williams who coordinates the Watermelon weigh off here in Washington, AR. Please could you forward this on to all Farmers’ Market managers to let their growers know about this weigh off the last Saturday in August. Attached is the press release about it. Below is Josh Williams contact information for those who are interested in participating this year.
Old Washington Farmers’ Market Manager
** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
Contact Josh Williams
On Saturday, August 31, the Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the Old Washington Farmer’s Market will host an official watermelon weigh-off site for the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth in Washington, Arkansas. The Great Pumpkin Commonwealth provides official venues for growers to weigh several varieties of fruit and vegetables, including watermelons, across the country. They then give prizes for the largest weighed item of type across the country.
This will be the third year an official weighing station has been hosted within Hempstead County. If anyone is interested in preparing a watermelon for entry, now is the time to do it.
This official weigh off event will be for watermelons ONLY. Prizes totaling $1,000 will be given out for the top three largest watermelons. Only one official entry will be considered per farmer or team. Preregistration is not required for the event.
For more information on the weigh-off contact Josh Williams at 870-703-8256 or at email@example.com. Washington, Arkansas is located on Hwy 278 West just eight miles north from Exit 30 at Hope on US Interstate 30.
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