Going to the market brings back fond childhood memories of helping my grandmother go down to her huge garden, picking the ripest and the most perfect veggies and trudging back up to her house to fix a meal of corn, tomatoes, green beans and potatoes, and then canning the rest for the winter.
Of course, I became too busy growing up, somehow forgetting the importance of where good, nutritional food comes from. What a great reminder to have these home gardeners, small farmers and artisans share the fruits of their labor at local farmers markets.
With summer in full swing, our growers will have a full array of local fruits and vegetables along with jams, pickles and other locally made treats. Be sure to visit the growers to see what they are offering this week.
Melissa from Colorado Mountain Honey provides local raw and unfiltered products.
The business keeps honey bees in five Colorado locations: Carbondale, Glenwood, Redstone, Marble and Rifle. Stop by and try some of this delicious, local treat.
VJ from VJ Veggie Juices will demonstrate at 5:30 p.m. this week in the cooking demonstration tent how to create healthy smoothies, a great way to use that overabundance of freshly picked summer fruit and vegetables. The Pullman and Town restaurants have faithfully sponsored the cooking demos each week for the last several seasons.
Performing as a trio with acoustic guitar, banjo, bass and drums, The Scones (formerly the Strolling Scones) describe their music as “rockin’ Americana.” All three members of the group are accomplished singers, and the group’s sound, centered on the songs written by guitarist Rick Stockton, are alive with harmony. Stockton has garnered praise and accolades for his songwriting, and The Scones are devoted to performing these songs with energy, humor and conviction. The Scones provide a high energy, entertaining experience that you will not want to miss. Thanks to Main Street Gallery for sponsoring The Scones this week.
The library will have a booth set up to get local feedback on service, materials and programs offered, knowing that not everyone with good ideas can attend the upcoming meetings. Take some time to fill out the library survey and share your ideas with Brigitt and Sue. CASAS, mentioned last week, will be there this week also.
Don’t forget about your pie entry for Aug. 12. For more info, call 618-3650.
Thank you Glenwood Springs Ford, Matthew Goodstein, Gerard Tomasso and Sherry Caloia and many others for making the Glenwood’s Downtown Market the place to be on Tuesdays.
Vendors accept WIC and SNAP benefits. The ability to double the value is made possible by Slow Food Roaring Fork.