Glenwood Springs Downtown Market is ‘Colorado Proud’

Sharill Hawkins
Special to the Post Independent
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August is “Colorado Proud” month, so it’s fitting the Colorado Proud car will be visiting Glenwood’s Downtown Market this Tuesday.

In the Choose Colorado tent your questions can be answered about the Colorado Proud program. The Colorado Proud slogan is “Better for you, Better for Colorado.” The website features recipes using Colorado products, many of them using summer fruits and vegetables. The website also provides crop calendars, agritourism activities and tips for picking Colorado produce.

Pamela Clark and Andrew Osborne, with Eagle Smoked salmon, are at the market again this season. Their booth features peach wood smoked trout and smoked salmon. Dill, peppered or plain trout is always available. Both the salmon and the trout could be a main course, or they would be great for a quick and delicious appetizer. The smoked trout prepared in a breakfast hash of roasted potatoes, pepper and onions would make a special start to your morning. New this season are their trout and salmon pates.

A new booth at the market this year is Ken and Nancy Scribner with Dips R Us. Their dip mixes have no salt, MSG or gluten. They have an assortment of dessert mixes and savory dip mixes. The creative package graphics and great tastes make it hard to buy just one. Yes, they have samples. I tried the habanero salsa dip and queso mix. It has an authentic southwestern flavor. I sampled the Dragon Breath mix next. It is double the habanero of my first choice. If you like it spicy and hot this one is for you.

At the market each week, you will find flavorful, carved mangoes on a stick from Rosa and Beltran Moreno. If you need a treat to cool your taste buds after the habanero dip, look for their mangos under green floral umbrella in the park.

In the cooking demonstration tent at 5:30 p.m., chef Mike McCallum will show you more market hors d’oeuvres possibilities. Mike will be preparing stuffed fried squash blossoms, zucchini boats and possibly pickled deviled eggs.

The music tent in the park will feature the musical duo After Midnight from 5:30-8 p.m. Vocalist Roberta Lewis and guitarist Ken Wiencek have performed together for more than 20 years with their classic rock band, the Sirens. The After Midnight’s play list includes jazz classic, pop and contemporary rhythm and blues.

Stop by the market tent to sample Westwood Farms’ chocolate and raspberry wine sauce and their new brandy salted caramel sauce. We also have samples of Orchard Valleys’ infused olive oils and their rich heirloom balsamic vinegar.

Don’t forget the market’s annual pie contest Aug. 20. Bring your entries to the park at 3:30 p.m. Judging will begin at 4 p.m. and slices of pie will be sold at 5:30 p.m.

Glenwood’s Downtown Market takes place from 4-8 p.m., every Tuesday through September in Centennial Park at 9th and Grand Avenue in the heart of Glenwood Springs.

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