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CRISP COUNTY, GA (WALB) -

This is the busiest week of the year for the Cordele Farmers Market and that's good news for South Georgia agriculture.

Market managers say hundreds of thousands of watermelons and cantaloupes passed through their gates this week.

Farmers take their melons to the market by the truckload to sell and folks from across the south come to buy them.

Bud Pruett came all the way from Gracie's in Young Harris Georgia. 

Sam Youngblood from Tommy Youngblood Farms in Worth County says so far it's been a good season.

"I'm pretty confident I'll sell out today.  Sold out the back of my truck.  Actually both trucks.  I hope not too much longer I'll sell these out," said Sam Youngblood, Tommy Youngblood Farm.

Watermelons were selling for about two dollars and fifty cents each today.

Growers say the weeks before the Fourth of July are their busiest sales period so they are rushing to get their melons picked and to market now.

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