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Rocky Ford melons hitting grocery store shelves soon

Posted at 7:37 PM, Jul 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-29 21:37:50-04

ROCKY FORD — Southern Colorado is about to get a lot sweeter.

Melon season is underway in Rocky Ford and farmers across the region are harvesting and selling their famous watermelons and cantaloupe.

"Everything I have eaten so far has been really sweet. The flavor rivals some of the best I have ever had. The watermelons are extremely sweet and the cantaloupe really have a clean taste to them this year," farmer Michael Hirakata said.

The melons should be in grocery stores across Colorado over the next few days.