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Watermelons can be used in a variety of ways, and can be part of a healthy diet.

‘Drink this,” Cindy Grewett tells me as we stand behind her house at Kitty Hill Organics in Dowagiac.

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Grewett

She’s just made a pitcher of watermelon slushies, which are basically cubed and pureed watermelon that’s been in the freezer for several hours.

Slushies

A pitcher of Watermelon Slushy sits on a table at Kitty Hill Organics in Dowagiac.

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Pickled Watermelon Rinds go great with deli meat and cheese.

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Roasted Watermelon Rind Parmesan is shown.

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Lemon-Laced Watermelon Rind Candies are shown.

Jane Ammeson can be contacted via email at janeammeson@gmail.com.