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Glenwood Saturday Market

Sam Silvius
Glenwood Saturday Market

School has started or will start for many of us and our children in the near future. In our house, the time to get homework done and dinner on the table often compete. It seems to take a couple of weeks for us to get the kinks worked out and dinner to improve, as preparation time is short. I find myself looking for faster and simpler ways to get the food on the table.

In helping with this goal, the wide selection of fruits and homegrown vegetables available at the Glenwood Springs Saturday farmers market allows me high-quality, tasty options to start with.

Salmon salad is a quick option for us — some like the smoked salmon and sometimes a portion or fillet is called for. Kaleb’s Katch has a variety to appeal to most, including cod and halibut. Freshly frozen, sustainably caught Alaskan salmon is difficult to beat.

Kuhns’ Peach Valley CSA will harvest our Garfield County field grown “beyond organic” summer squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, greens, kale and garlic, along with certified organic Palisade suncrest and early Elberta peaches. Also, PV grown summer apples.

A large selection of tasty jams, jellies and relishes can be found when visiting Cyn Cyr’s stand. The pride that she takes in completing small batches of tasty goodness is obvious before you get a sample. This week’s specials can be found by stopping by.

Returning for this year’s market are the incredible tastes of both peach and apple fritters (this is the old recipe). Double stuffed focaccia bread made with sun dried tomatoes, kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, garlic, 4 herbs, cheddar and mozzarella are the start of his artisan breads. Look for his famous vegan, organic 4 seeded Dakota bread and an organic double stuffed hot chilies and cheddar in sourdough bread. All of this goodness and a selection of treats for the sweet tooth; brownies and carrot cake to name two.

High altitude wild flower honey, local alfalfa and rabbit brush honey, bee pollen and honey comb are at Mesa Forge and Farm’s stand next to the wide array of Plum Daisy’s award winning organic jams. Cinnamon raisin, oatmeal and zucchini breads are also here.

The assorted fruits and vegetables available for canning are found at DeVries Farm stand, along with freshly roasted chilies, red and gold potatoes, cabbage, Olathe Sweet sweet corn, green beans and Grand Junction watermelon.

This week’s special music will feature Gwendolyn on vocals and acoustic guitar, playing heartfelt and soothing progressive folk music. She will be playing from 10 a.m. to noon. Bring your own chair, and sit up close!

This week’s music is sponsored by the farmers and vendors at the Saturday Farmers Market.

This market is found on Saturdays in the Rite-Aid parking lot from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. through the end of October. The best selections are often found early in the day; if the items you are seeking are out of stock, please check with your vendor for your future needs.


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