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Last chance for Rocky Ford Melons and Cantaloupes!

Last chance for Rocky Ford Melons and Cantaloupes!

The 2020 harvest is wrapping up, so get your sweet Colorado favorites while you can!

It’s been a great melon and cantaloupe season and the family farmers of the Rocky Ford Growers Association want to make sure everyone takes advantage of the last stretch of the melon season! ​

The family farmers of the RFGA grow millions of Colorado's favorite summertime treats each year thanks to the nearly perfect melon-growing conditions in the Arkansas Valley east of Pueblo.

"It's the temperature swings that make the melons so sweet," says RFGA president and Hirakata Farms co-owner Michael Hirakata. "The days here are hot and sunny while the nights are nice and cool."

Melon lovers throughout the state look forward to the Rocky Ford melon season every year. You’ve got just a few short days left this season to enjoy the last of those Rocky Ford melons! The season is short and sweet every year and as soon as those sweet and juicy melons are gone, they’re gone!

Remember to look for the Rocky Ford Growers Association sticker on your next cantaloupe, watermelon, or honeydew melon and you’ll know it’s planted, grown, and harvested according to the most stringent industry standards by family farmers right here in Colorado.


About Rocky Ford Growers Association

Rocky Ford Growers Association is a group of family-owned farms in the Arkansas River valley of southeastern Colorado. Rocky Ford Growers Association was formed in 2011 to strengthen and protect the reputation of the cantaloupe, watermelon, and honeydew melon grown in the area. Rocky Ford Cantaloupe™ is officially trademarked to ensure the best and safest quality. For our growers to label their melons as Rocky Ford Cantaloupe, they must be a member of our association and produce melons within the boundaries of the Rocky Ford growing region: Otero County and Crowley County South of the Colorado Canal.

Rocky Ford Growers Association
Rocky Ford, Colorado