Rocky Ford is a Statutory City located in Otero County, Colorado, United States. The community was named for a rocky ford near the original town site. The area is known for cantaloupes. Part of the Rocky Ford farming history spotlight belongs to settler George Swink, who convinced his neighbors to build the first community irrigation system in the valley, forever transforming Rocky Ford into a top crop-producing landscape. The name Rocky Ford, as the story goes, came from the spot where pioneers crossed the Arkansas to safety, avoiding quicksand in other areas of the river. We have served the Rocky Ford, CO and surrounding areas since 1960. We'd love to have you stop by and see what all we have.