In the Media
Here’s an excellent cover story article from the January/February issue of Rural Cooperatives summarizes the 2012 comprehensive Rocky Ford Cantaloupe™ revitalization program. Click here to download the PDF.
The cantaloupe is king in Rocky Ford, a small community east of Pueblo in the Arkansas Valley, reigning for over a century…. Read more of this interesting article that summarizes how the Rocky Ford Growers Association came together to restore consumer confidence in Rocky Ford Cantaloupe™
Outbreaks push cantaloupe growers to act. Cantaloupe growers in two prime areas remain committed to the commodity and to increasing food safety measures. In the Rocky Ford region of Colorado… Read more.
Bouncing Back After An Outbreak. Rocky Ford melon growers join under the banner of food safety. It’s a whole group of farmers coming together,” says Michael Hirakata of Hirakata Farms, the group’s chairman, who adds it was no mean feat… Read more.
|Colorado Celebrates Recovery of Rocky Ford Cantaloupes. Read about how the Rocky Ford Cantaloupe™ growers fought off the problems of 2011 to become a stronger brand and bring back the famous Rocky Ford melon.|
|The High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal reviews Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet’s recent trip to Rocky Ford where he “had the opportunity to taste some of the best melons in the world”. Read more.|
|5280 Magazine, online edition “raves” about Rocky Ford Cantaloupe™. Read senior editor Natasha Gardner’s blog account of her recent trip to Rocky Ford.|
|View the Dig In Colorado segment featuring Rocky Ford Cantaloupe™. Watch as Chef Mick measures how sweet our cantaloupes are with a refractometer. Would you believe 15 degrees brix?!|
|Listen to our taped segment on Colorado & Company featuring RFGA’s Michael Hirakata and Wystone’s World Teas chef, Mark Kalix. Michael explains our safety record, while Chef Mark demonstrates a delicious recipe…made of course with Rocky Ford Cantaloupe™.|
|For those of you who missed Rocky Ford Grower Eric Hanagan on the Gabby Gourmet radio show on KHOW AM630 Saturday, July 28, we taped the show. Click here to listen.|
|Help Rocky Ford: Buy a cantaloupe. The state’s reeling industry has stepped up safety after last year’s listeria outbreak at Jensen Farms. Read more.|
|To assure customers of the safety of melons grown in the actual Rocky Ford region, farmers banded together to form the Rocky Ford Growers Association, trademarked the name Rocky Ford Cantaloupe and created a logo to identify their product…Read more|
For our friends in the media, if you need any information or if you would like to speak with a representative of the Association, please leave a comment and your contact information below. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you!