February 2, 2023

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Famous Rocky Ford cantaloupe, watermelons are back in stores

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Rocky Ford Growers Association members send melons from field to store in about 24 hours.

ROCKY FORD, Colo. — It’s officially melon season and growers in southeastern Colorado say the yield is the sweetest in recent memory.

Farmers of the Rocky Ford Growers Association (RFGA) just began harvesting the crop of cantaloupe, watermelon and honeydew.

The melon crop is already showing up on Front Range grocery store shelves, as RFGA member farms can send melons from field to store in about 24 hours.

The Rocky Ford region of Colorado is famous for its cantaloupe, watermelon, and honeydew melons. The hot days and cool nights…

2022-08-04 08:59:40

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