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3 years 7 months ago

Rocky Ford farmers trying to clear their name

Farmers in Rocky Ford are scrambling to clear their name after a listeria scare was mistakenly linked to the area. Health Department memos claimed the tainted cantaloupes were from the "Rocky Ford Region". Just recently it's been learned that the cantaloupes in question were actually from the Jensen Farms...

3 years 7 months ago

Rocky Ford weathering Listeria outbreak

It's a town known for its mouth watering cantaloupe and juicy watermelons. But lately, this melon capital has been in the spotlight for a different reason. Four deaths in Colorado and New Mexico have a possible connection to Rocky Ford cantaloupes. "I've had three people so far that didn't...

4 years 8 months ago

Cantaloupe: how sweet it is

It's melon time! Cantaloupes from Rocky Ford are ready for harvest and the sweet treat is popping up at farmer's markets, supermarkets, and in summer salads. Farmers say this year's harvest is about two weeks behind what's typical. That's because farmers planted late because of a cool spring....

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