Smith's Corner: "Sweetest Melons in America - and Antiques Too" Colorado Shopping Tip by Stephen-KarenConn
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Some of the sweetest and juciest melons that are available (in season) throughout much of the United States go by the name of Rocky Ford. I did not know that they come from the desert southeastern corner of Colorado until I passed through here on US Hwy. 50 in mid-August. I stopped and put a couple of ripe canteloupe in my ice chest, and they were still in good shape when I got home to Ohio and presented them to Karen three days later. If you happen to be in Rocky Ford in late summer, it would seem a shame not to stop and taste the melons.
In addition to being a farm stand with an abundance of fresh produce, Smith's Corner is also an antique shop. I enjoyed browsing around the many dusty western items found here, and bought an old Colorado auto license plate for my collection.
Address: 18690 Rd. EE.75, Rocky Ford, CO 81067
Directions: Hwy. 50 on the west end of Rocky Ford, in southeastern Colorado
othercontact: Greg & Kendra Smith, Owners
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