DENVER (CBS4)– Gov. Jared Polis officially declared Aug. 7 Rocky Ford Cantaloupe Day. This is the first time in seven years the famous fruit is getting the honor.

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“I Jared Polis, Governor of the State of Colorado, do hereby proclaim August 7th, 2019 as Rocky Ford Cantaloupe Day,” said Polis.

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Polis also joined the Rocky Ford Growers Association on Wednesday.

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The growers brought a box of cantaloupes and also surprised the governor with a watermelon carved in his likeness.