The Glenwood Downtown Market heads into its 11th week from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday in Centennial Park in downtown Glenwood Springs. Summer is slowly cooling off, and this time of year brings an abundance of different varieties of tomatoes, potatoes, squash, peppers, sweet corn, purple and white kohlrabi and greens. You’ll find peaches, apricots, early apples, jams and jellies. The vendors are happy to share suggestions on how to prepare the types of vegetables that are less common.
Will Kogler, from Fresh Bread and Pastries, offers a large array of goodies: 10 different breads, strudels, pretzels, croissants, danish, muffins and scones.
New this year to the market is Scott “Papa Lindsey” with his handmade batiks. Scott has been in the business of creating colorful and original batiks using the ancient method of hot wax dye — but with a “modern twist,” for over 20 years. He had been concentrating his efforts on wholesales and festivals, but now has come back to the simpler life of markets. His T-shirts and other batiks items are truly originals.
Literacy Outreach will be there this week to answer questions about its program. Literacy Outreach creates hope and opportunity for adults who struggle with basic literacy skills. These skills include reading, writing and English as a Second Language. Volunteers are always welcome.
Cynthia Cyr will show the steps to making great organic jams, from start to finish at 5:30 p.m. under the cooking demonstration tent. Using the correct methods and ingredients is crucial to having a great and delicious product. She will have a question and answer session at the end of the demonstration along with handouts showing the equipment needed, and a few recipes as well. The Cooking Demonstration is sponsored by Town and The Pullman restaurants.
Tony Rosario brings more than entertainment to the table this week in the music tent. With or without his band, a unique, down-to-earth outlook on the American lifestyle can be heard through his relaxed vocal style and seasoned songwriting. Combining folk, Americana and country with an original rock and soul feel, Tony Rosario intrigues and captivates any audience the whole night through. Music begins at 5:30 p.m. and is sponsored this week by Carpet One.
Join your friends and neighbors and visitors at the Glenwood Downtown Market where you will find the freshest summer produce while enjoying local art, music, food and friends.
Visit the Downtown Market website for events and information, including a list of local sponsors for the 2014 at www.glenwoodmarket.com.