Rocky Ford Growers Association

Late Freeze, Hail Stunts Rocky Ford Cantaloupe HarvestA double punch from Mother Nature that included a late season freeze and damaging hail storms has limited this year's crop of Rocky Ford Cantaloupes.
4th Grader Finds Opposition As He Tries To Get The Peach As State FruitA fruit fight of sorts is taking place at the state Capitol as a very young lobbyist is urging the Legislature to name Palisade peaches as the state fruit. The debate has riled Colorado growers of other produce, including cantaloupe.
Harvest Of Rocky Ford Cantaloupes Gets UnderwayFarmers are starting their harvest of Rocky Ford cantaloupes.
Melon Growers Rebounding After OutbreakNearly a year after tainted cantaloupes from southeast Colorado sickened hundreds and caused a nationwide melon scare, farmers in Rocky Ford are celebrating a strong crop and high prices.
Stakes Remain High For Colorado Cantaloupe GrowersLast summer 30 people died after eating tainted cantaloupe grown in Colorado. Only Jensen Farms was linked to the listeria outbreak, but the stigma has been tough to overcome for all Colorado cantaloupe growers.
Eastern Plains Cantaloupes Arrive In Groceries, A Year After ScareRocky Ford cantaloupe arrive in Colorado grocery stores Friday, and farmers want consumers to know the melons are safe.

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