Just 11 miles north of Lincoln you will find a road-side stand that sells the tastiest watermelons in the area.
Affectionately known as “The Watermelon Man,” Bill sets up a couple of canopies along Highway 65 in central Wheatland and sells watermelons (seedless and seeded), cantaloupes, tomatoes, honeydew melons and, on a limited basis, coated almonds. Bill lives in Marysville, farms in Arbuckle and sells in Wheatland. He said, “I scouted around different areas and decided on this spot five years ago. I get people who come from as far away as Sacramento and Oroville.”
He opens the stand when the melons are ripe, usually in early July and sells until the end of the season. This year, his last day of summer produce sales will be the Saturday before Labor Day.
In November, Bill will set up his canopies again to sell oranges, walnuts, mandarins and honey. His is usually open Tuesdays – Saturdays.
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