The Gulf Coast Watermelon Association
is an industry association that is
made up of wide variety of members.
Each member represents a key component in the
growing, shipping and distributing of watermelons.
We encourage you to contact them
and to do business with them
- as they are the finest business people you will find!
***** indicates our association board members

Growers and Shippers

Allen Farms

Mt. Olive, Mississippi

(601) 317-0719

Atlantic Produce Exchange

Jon S. Kline

Tallahassee, Florida

(850) 873-6224

*****

Billy Smith's Watermelons

Billy Smith

Trenton, Florida

(352) 463-6925

Bonne Idee Produce

Brian Barham

Bonita, Louisiana

(318) 823-5992

Canals, Jason

Brooksville, Florida

(352) 593-4929

Courtney Farms

Mike Courtney

Eddie Courtney

Lucedale, Mississippi 

(601) 508-4208

Diamond 99 Watermelon Sales

Dan Thomas

Bell, Florida

(386) 935-3098

Double D Farms

Darin Dillard

Gordon, Alabama

(334) 726-1304

Ellis Family Farm

Chris Walden

Opp, Alabama

(334) 342-0381

*****

Eubanks Produce, Inc.

Allen Eubanks

Lucedale. Mississippi

(601) 508-9661

Greathouse, Kelly

Warrior, Alabama

(205) 441-9626

Greathouse, Kyle

Warrior, Alabama

(205) 238-8078

H & L Farms of Malone, LLC

Hank Floyd

Malone, Florida

(850) 718-6550

Land, Dustin

Bascom, Florida

(850) 394-1017

Nelson, Robin

Munford, Alabama

PL88 Farm LLC

Ozell White

5641 Hwy 84

Prentiss, Mississippi 

(601) 383-2490

R J Farms, LLC

Ben & Dwayne Womack

Cottonwood, Alabama

(334) 691-2119

*****

Ray Gilliland Melons, LLC

Ray Gilliland

Prattville, Alabama

H. C. Schmieding Produce

Larry Chapman

Springdale, Arizona

(800) 365-2998

*****

Sessions Farm

Jeremy Sessions

Grand Bay, Alabama

(251) 865-0455

*****

Shelley Farms, Inc.

Todd Shelley

298 Breakfast Pond Dr.

Ashford, Alabama 36312

(334) 796-5954

Smith Farms of Bell, Inc.

Rantz Smith

Trenton, Florida

(352) 221-0907

Soley Produce

John Soley

Lumberton, Mississippi

(601) 688-1417

*****

Sunnyfresh

Kelly Marinaro

Vero Beach, Florida

*****

Sun State Produce

Mary Jones

Clermont, Florida

(352) 243-6487

Tolar Farms

Manley Tolar

Pansey, Alabama

(334) 797-0790

*****

TS Farms

Trey Smith

Trenton, Florida

(352) 231-3827

Vine Ripe Produce, LLC

William Birdsong

Hartford, Alabama

(334) 723-6299

Wiggins Farms LLP

Darren Wiggins

Center, Texas

(936) 488-9061

Wiggins Wholesale

Jody Wiggins

PO Box 596

Snook, Texas

Seed Companies

 

*****

Clifton Seed Company

Jeff Garrett

Branford, Florida

(229) 891-0298

Terry Parrish

Trenton, Florida

(229) 921-7803

Gowan Seed Company

Robbie Ames

Climax, Georgia

(786) 295-6095

*****

Gulf Seed Company

Harry Vaughn

Leesburg, Florida

(407) 314-6995

Joe Herring

Hazera Seeds

Coconut Creek, Florida

Nunhems USA

Russ Beckham

Parma, Indiana

(208) 674-4000

*****

Ori Gene Seeds

Woody Speir

Leesburg, Georgia

(229) 894-5398

Sakata Seed America

Cory Dombrowski

Lehigh Acres, Florida 

(239) 464-3329

Seedway

Chuck Elam

Auburndale, Florida

(863) 559-3494

Seminis

Jackson Autry

Tifton, Georgia

(229) 392-0255

Derek Raulerson

Palm City, Florida

Stephen Moore

Sostena

Hahira, Georgia

(229) 375-6759

Stokes Seeds, Inc.

PO Box 548

Buffalo, New York 14240-0548

(716) 695-6980

Syngenta

Jason Burchett

Bradenton, Florida

 

*****

Syngenta

Steve Van der Meid

Hahira, Georgia

(229) 460-0056

 

 

Bin/Pallet Companies

*****

Agri-Pak

Cheryl Hicks

Leesburg, Florida

(407)353-6868

CorrChoice

Jane Jennings

Vancouver, Washington

Steve Crowder

(502) 935-1000

Brad Johnston

Evansville, Indiana

*****

International Paper

Heather Raulerson

(352) 895-6660

Jeff Ewing

(423) 280-2491

Mike Laramy

(813) 220-3052

Mitch Mitchell

(404) 395-4939

Colton Davis

(863) 632-3863

Keith Law

(985) 732-8842

Kendra Kennedy

(229) 474-9011

Morgan Wood Products

Luke Reinstetle

Powell, Ohio

 

 

Other Suppliers or Affiliates

*****

Ag Nutrients

Darren Deal

Bainbridge, Georgia

(229) 224-8639

Irrigation-Mart

Caitlyn Morin

Ruston, Louisiana

(318) 255-1832

LTF Greenhouses

Neal Kicklighter

Tifton, Georgia

(229) 821-0381

Joe Watson

PMA

(985) 228-4164

Rouses Supermarkets

Patrick Morris

Thibodeaux, Louisiana

(985) 447-5998

*****

Schaeffer Oil Company

Jay Jones

Naples, Florida

(239) 289-2130

Toro

Julio Santiago

Bloomington, Minnesota

(407) 754-5454

Tri-Est Ag Group, Inc.

Scott Hendricks

Grennville, North Carolina

(334) 672-4691

*****

Valdosta Plant Company

Tom Daughtrey

Adel, Georgia

(229) 896-4802

 

 

Contact information:

Gulf Coast Watermelon Association, Inc.

237 NE 11th Ave.

Trenton, Florida 32693

(352) 262-1829

email: 63marti@live.com

 

Promotions/Queen Inquiries

(334) 369-8430

email: madibrookelaney@gmail.com

 

The GCWA Queen is available for appearances and promotions.

Please contact Madison Johnson to schedule!