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Glenwood Saturday Market

Sam Silvius
Glenwood Saturday Market

Looking to the west this morning, I noticed the thick, dark clouds are heading into the valley with the promise of more rain. For some, this is wonderful news, while others groan. Wishing for more or less does not make it so; however making the best of it is often a worthy challenge.

Healthy Baker offers a selection of artisan breads this week including his famous vegan, organic four seeded Dakota bread, an organic double stuffed hot chilies and cheddar in sourdough bread and the incredibly tasty organic, double stuffed focaccia bread containing sun-dried tomatoes, Kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, garlic, four herbs, cheddar and mozzarella. All of this goodness is in addition to a selection of treats for the sweet tooth — brownies, baked apple fritters and carrot cake, to name a few.

Organic corn relish is one of Cyn Cyr’s specialties at this week’s market. She has also made more strawberry-rhubarb and some wild crafted black and red raspberry jam from a local source, here in Glenwood. Stop by for a free sample.

The selection of fresh produce available in canning quantities is ever expanding at DeVries Farm stand, including peaches, cucumbers, green beans, Olathe Sweet sweet corn and tomatoes. The chili roaster offers freshly roasted chilies in varying temperature ranges. These make an incredible addition to salsas and spaghetti sauce.

The first of the honeycomb is here! The wildflower, rabbitbrush and alfalfa clover honeys are available in several sizes to suit most needs, including the option to order a 5 gallon bucket of honey. All of these options and a large array of Plum Daisy’s award-winning jams are available at the Mesa Forge & Farm stand. Stop in for a sample of jam or bread. Zucchini bread, chocolate banana friendship bread and a variety of yeast breads will be available this week.

Kuhns’ Peach Valley CSA brings Garfield County field grown “beyond organic” snap beans, summer squash, cucumbers, greens, kale and garlic, along with certified organic Palisade glow haven and suncrest peaches and PV grown summer apples.

The fantastic flavor of sustainably caught Alaskan salmon portions and fillets are a delight to be enjoyed regularly. When picking up this week’s selection, check on the case price to plan for winter.

This week’s special music for Aug. 15, will be our valley’s own old timey band Wooden Nickel, led by Don Paine. This is the group that plays for the Glenwood Community Contra Dances every month through the fall and winter, as well as lots of other local events from Grand Junction on up the Colorado and Roaring Fork river valleys.

The group performs all acoustic and features Kendall Karmichael on banjo and guitar, Molly Childs on guitar and mandolin, Dustin Micheli on mandolin, Bill Schneider on stand up bass and Don Paine on fiddle and banjo.

The band draws its music primarily from the high-energy hoe-down, dance tradition of early American Appalachia, playing tunes and songs that are sometimes hundreds of years old.

The band will tour the Saturday Farmers Market, playing from 10 a.m. to noon, for farmers and patrons alike. Bring your own chair, sit up close, and dance a step or two.

This week’s music is sponsored by Peach Valley CSA Farm along with the fellow farms and vendors at the Saturday Farmers Market.

Your Glenwood Farmers Market is located in the Rite-Aid parking lot on Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. through the end of October.


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