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Raleigh’s Watermelon Lady and the Triangle’s best fruit

Learn about the Watermelon Lady and why Raleigh patrons continue to purchase from her variety of produce.

Woman holding a watermelon standing inside the bed of a pick up truck.

The “Watermelon Lady” is serving up quality produce in Raleigh.


Raleighites have spoken + it sounds like some of the best watermelon in the Triangle is coming from the woman affectionately known as “The Watermelon Lady” by locals — formally, she’s known as Sanjuana Sanchez. People from all over are traveling to purchase from the Raleigh vendor due to the variety and quality of the melons she provides.

Sanjuana also has yellow + orange watermelon, pink pineapples, and other exotic fruits to purchase and enjoy. Part of what makes the Watermelon Lady so popular is that she offers patrons samples of the fruit while waiting, and the consistency of quality produce doesn’t hurt, either

Find this local fruit merchant at 2412 New Bern Ave., in Raleigh, about a mile from WakeMed Hospital. For updates of produce inventory, hours, and additional locations you can follow her on Facebook.

Pro tip: The business only take cash + cash app for payment — don’t be shy, she’s very welcoming.

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