GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado - I was listening to the rain running off my roof earlier this week and thinking of the benefit it will bring and how anticipated it's been. While it has been a dry year, the farmers here have been working tirelessly to raise and harvest quality fruits and vegetables.
The selection of pumpkins and winter squash, cucumbers, Plum Daisy jams and local honey are a great place to start when planning the week's menu.
Kuhn's Peach Valley CSA is now offering organic honey crisp apples, Bartlett pears, eggplant and tomatoes.
The call for rhubarb will be heeded for those who didn't get to the market early enough last week. The DeVries farm stand also offers incredible roasted chilis and tasty field grown tomatoes.
Farmer Dave says hamburger and roasts are the way to go this week, while Don's BBQ prepares beef brisket and pulled pork for your Saturday sandwich or by the pound for later in the week.
The multitude of flavors found in the orzo section at Pappardelle's Pasta stand is just a small sampling of the joys to be found at this stand.
Frozen salmon patties, halibut and salmon portions and grilled salmon wraps are just the tip of the fishtails to be found at Kaleb's Katch.
Forte Farms showcases Palisade peaches, Bartlett pears and tomatoes. Check out the impromptu banjo tunes that make this stand a pleasure to visit.
Canning tips and recipes are again available from the CSU food preservation experts and master gardeners.
Roaming this market allows for a blend of conversation, friends, growing tips, homemade bread, sweet rolls and music to keep your day rolling along.
The Glenwood Springs Farmers Market is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday in the Rite-Aid parking lot, 1400 block of Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs, through Oct. 27.