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The Edwards, Newcastle West

Australia: Selling watermelons from a bar

Last Wednesday , a sale of freshly-picked watermelons was held at The Edwards bar and café, in Newcastle West (New South Wales). Instigator Alan Parry from The Edwards, said the aim was to support local farmers and reduce food waste. The melons came from Moore Farm Fresh Produce at Wollombi.

Natalie Moore: “We don’t grow seedless watermelons. We specifically try to grow seeded ones. We try and grow smaller quantities and sell directly to the public. It’s cheaper than in the supermarket. The seedless watermelon doesn’t have the flavour, texture or the colour that a watermelon should have.”
According to The Herald, the melons sold at The Edwards on Wednesday were picked the previous night. Miss Moore said she picked 10 tonnes of watermelons in the paddock. “I have really good biceps.”

The watermelons, ranging in size from 6 to 22 kilograms, will also be for sale at The Edwards on the next two Wednesdays, or direct from Moore Farm at Wollombi.

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