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Watermelon sales are sour

June 28, 2007

Cordele -- Cordele watermelons may be sweet, but this year, sales are sour. Farmers at the farmers market have seen a decrease in sales compared to this time last year.

Tons of watermelons are ready to go, but there hasn't been many at the market to buy them. Farmers are baffled and think the weather may have had something to do with it.

"Usually right here before the fourth there should be a lot of buyers here moving the produce out, but they just ain't here," Worth County farmer Jim Gess said.

"It has been dry and maybe everyone went to the north, Kentucky or other states that grow melons too," Turner County farmer Wesley Shiver said.

Farmers also say that they lost a week due to the cold temperatures hanging around longer this year. They are hoping that business picks up in the next couple of days.

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