I am having the best summer because I have rediscovered a fruit I loved as a kid and had forgotten to eat as an adult. Nothing says summer fun more than a sweet, juicy watermelon.

I have always been a fan of the flavor and the fruit. I am such a fan that back in the late 1980s when everyone was decorating their kitchens with black and white cows, I was doing my kitchen in all things watermelon.

National Watermelon Day is happening next Wednesday.

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If you have not had a chance to grab a farm-fresh watermelon yet, let this article dedicated to the watery giant be your inspiration. And if you need further encouragement, then you should know that National Watermelon Day is coming up next week, Wednesday, August 3rd.

Watermelon is so popular it even has its own website watermelon.org. Watermelon makes the perfect snack on a hot day. It is awesome in a refreshing summer fruit salad and can provide the bowl to put it all in for serving.

Learn to Make a Watermelon Basket

If a Watermelon basket is too boring for you then you can try making the Watermelon Shark.

What really great about this summer sweet treat is that it is good for you. It is full of water which we can't get enough of in the heat. But don't take my word for it check out the 11 Things Good Housekeeping Online found.

Ideas on where to get a Watermelon in the Hudson Valley, NY

Hudson Valley NY Farm Fresh Summer Fruits and Veggies

Our Hudson Valley farms have fresh Summer fruits and veggies ready for your next gathering. Fresh sweet corn, ripe plump blueberries, cherries, peaches, and more. Don't wait to stop at one of these Hudson Valley New York farms to get you fresh summer fruits and veggies good on the grill, in salads, and mixed into your cocktails.

Summer Cocktails Made with Hudson Valley Fruit

Hudson Valley Cocktails for Cold Weather

This is just a sample of some of the hearty cocktails you can find at your favorite Hudson Valley restaurant or bar this time of year. As we discover more we will add to the list.

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