Delicious in August. Watermelons! Posted in News & Events Maryland farmers harvest 2,295 acres of watermelons according to USDA’s Ag Census. In addition to many farms around the state (273 farms) who grow watermelons in smaller quantities for farm-stands and farmers markets, the State is also home to one of the nation’s largest watermelon producing regions on the Eastern Shore. Combined with Delaware, farmers on the Shore ship melons to grocery store chains throughout Maryland and the Northeast region. For the consumer, that means August is the time to enjoy the freshest, local watermelons possible! Get yours today. Click here to watch a video from Hales Farms, Salisbury Maryland.