Downtown Market showing the colors of summer |

Downtown Market showing the colors of summer

Sharill Hawkins
Glenwood Downtown Market

Flower bouquet by Stephanie Crow from Z’s Orchard at Glenwood’s Downtown Market.
Contributed Photo |

Splashes of color and pattern flow through Glenwood’s Downtown Market on Tuesday evening from 4-8 p.m. Deep summer hues can be found in the artisans’ displays. The baskets of produce and bouquets of flowers from our farmers glow with color in the afternoon sun.

Z’s Orchard and Early Morning Orchard both bring bundles of fresh flowers that are beautifully arranged and ready to put in your favorite vase. Stephanie Crow, from Z’s Orchard, designs their bundles of flowers with vibrant color, always including a sunflower or two. Early Morning Orchard’s flower designer is Hannah Sikova. Her bouquets use orange zinnias with accents of blue flowers and delicate surprises. The variety of freshly picked flowers makes it difficult to choose a favorite.

New to the market this season is Sarajane Mace. Sara’s booth is filled with pattern and color on fabric. She displays the Asha clothing line that is designed in Colorado and St. Croix. The fabulous prints are globally sourced and the majority are hand-blocked, hand-loomed and hand-screened textiles. The clothing line mixes old traditions and timeless designs. The clothing is produced with pride in India and Bali. Find out more about the clothing at

Thutop and Tenzin Yuthok have been participating in our market since it started nine years ago.

They specialize in unique, handmade Tibetan crafts, jewelry and Buddhist artifacts from Tibet, Nepal and India. The necklaces are a blanket of color and pattern. Yuthok Tibetan Treasures is a place where you can find amazing original necklaces and earrings. Tenzin says, “It is also the right place to start your spiritual journey with exotic meditation bowls and symbols for your inner peace.”

The Leonard Curry Trio are talented local musicians preforming in the park starting at 5:30 p.m. Elliot Leonard and Craig and Lorraine Curry weave together a variety of musical styles including folk, rock, bluegrass, Cajun, Irish, blues and swing with some original tunes thrown in to the mix. The joy of making music flows from this band and Lorraine’s smile is contagious. Main Street Gallery is the music sponsor this week.

There will also be a bit of Irish flavor in the cooking demo this week starting at 5:30 p.m. Jim Hawkins from Four Mile Creek Bed and Breakfast, will be cooking Irish farls (potato cakes) with a special topping. Eagle smoked trout from the market would be especially delicious served with farls. Jim will also explain his technique for the preparation of an egg frittata made with assorted, colorful summer vegetables. The combination of the potato farls, smoked trout and a slice of frittata are perfect for a special brunch.

Stop by the market booth this week if you need a new reusable market bag. We just replenished our supply of produce bags and large oilcloth totes. Thanks to Alpine Bank we can run your debit or charge card for tokens that you can spend with all market vendors. SNAP benefits are doubled at our market by Slow Food Roaring Fork.

We appreciate everyone who has partnered with us to make the market possible. Glenwood’s Downtown Market is featured in the summer issue of Edible Aspen, now available online. We’ll see you on Tuesday!

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