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pioneerbasketball
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Counterfeit Cave City Watermelon’s
Get A Job. I don't always eat watermelons but when I do its a Cave City Watermelon.

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We’ve all heard of knock offs when it comes to shoes and handbags, but in Arkansas it’s counterfeit watermelons that’s got people talking.
Arkansas is a lot like Hollywood when it comes to watermelons.

“It’s not about what you know, it’s about who you know,” says Joey Bond, a Cave City Melon Seller.

Bond and his dad got into the Cave City watermelon business ten years ago, after getting in with a local grower.

It’s not about what you know it’s about who you know”
“We go up in a trailer and buy them in bulk,” says Bond.

When they go out to sell them, the sign speaks for itself.

“[When] it says Cave City cantaloupes or watermelons that entices me to stop and get one,” says customer, Don Beasley.

It’s also that name that people are using to try and make a buck, labeling watermelons grown elsewhere as the coveted Cave City brand.

“We’ve had some problems in the past with people doing that,” says Bond.

The Cave City Watermelon Festival Facebook page recently posted how to know if it’s a genuine Cave City watermelon versus an imposter. Growers put a registered trademark stick on the watermelons that reads “Genuine Cave City Watermelon”.

Usually the famous watermelons are ready to go by July 4th but this year the crop is a little behind.

“A lot of the rain kind of hurt us in the fields,” says Bond. “We will have them [for sale outside of Cave City] July 10th, no earlier.

One grower says they may be available in Cave City by the end of this week.



Columbia
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re: Counterfeit Cave City Watermelon’s
It’s a fricking watermelon


gthog61
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re: Counterfeit Cave City Watermelon’s
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It’s a fricking watermelon



Hmm, fricking a watermelon

probably better than a a roll of French bread


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Razorback Reverend
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re: Counterfeit Cave City Watermelon’s
but boy, they are delish.....


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boogiewoogie1978
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re: Counterfeit Cave City Watermelon’s
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It’s a fricking watermelon

You know how I know you've never had a Cave City watermelon.


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johnzorback
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re: Counterfeit Cave City Watermelon’s
When I worked at Sam's club in little rock there were at least 3 or 4 "local" or "farm to table" fruit and vegetable stands that bought in bulk.


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Maytheporkbewithyou
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re: Counterfeit Cave City Watermelon’s
So, Cave City or Hope watermelon? Not sure I've ever had a Hope watermelon.


pioneerbasketball
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re: Counterfeit Cave City Watermelon’s
Hope has the biggest

Cave City has the sweetest


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Maytheporkbewithyou
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re: Counterfeit Cave City Watermelon’s
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pioneerbasketball


You going to load up some cave city melon's and bring down to us Cantral Arkansas heathens?


wmr
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re: Counterfeit Cave City Watermelon’s
I have never had myself a Cave City watermelon. Until I clicked this thread, I never knew they were a thing.

Everybody knows about Hope.

I buy mine from the organic fruit stand in Johnson. They're sweet as can be.


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pioneerbasketball
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re: Counterfeit Cave City Watermelon’s
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You going to load up some cave city melon's and bring down to us Cantral Arkansas heathens?

Possibly

If there's enough interest.


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Litigator
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re: Counterfeit Cave City Watermelon’s
I think I discovered the impetus for this thread.

Sonic (where pioneer works) has a watermelon slush laced with Nerds candy. LINK

Very fitting.



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King
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re: Counterfeit Cave City Watermelon’s
Bought a monster Cave City Melon this weekend.


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pioneerbasketball
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re: Counterfeit Cave City Watermelon’s
quote:

Sonic (where pioneer works)

you jelly that I make 2.80/hr+tips?


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