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Produce plentiful as market nears fall

Elisabeth Worrell
Glenwood Downtown Market

The official start of fall is three weeks away, but it sure seems as if we are getting a taste of autumn early this year.

Local gardeners and growers are finding that their crops are peaking. So at Tuesday’s Glenwood Downtown Market, a variety of melons will be available, along with eggplant, green beans, nectarines, peaches and an abundance of other fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers.

Some of our city staff, along with consultants, will be attending the market this week to answer questions about the city of Glenwood’s Long Range Transportation Plan. You will be able to give your input through surveys to help our city address our immediate and long-term concerns regarding our transportation infrastructure, including bike trails, pedestrian paths, sidewalks, transit routes and roadways. Aerial photos of the city will be available for reference.

The Leonard Curry Trio will be performing in the music tent this week at 5:30 p.m. Elliot Leonard and Craig and Lorraine Curry fuse their guitars, dobro, mandolin, bass and cello to create a spirited musical mayhem as they weave a wide variety of styles including folk, bluegrass, swing, Irish, Cajun and rock, with a few original tunes sewn in. Balcomb and Green are our music sponsors this week.

The cooking tent this week features Louie and Tami Girardot. Tami and Louie are both cooking instructors at Colorado Mountain College. They owned and operated the Avalon Restaurant in Glenwood Springs in the 1990s and are happy bring all their experience and expertise to the market to share with you this week. The demonstration begins at 5:30 p.m. The Pullman and Town restaurants have sponsored your cooking demonstrations this year.

We’ll see you at the Glenwood Downtown Market, Tuesdays from 4-8 p.m. in Centennial Park at Ninth Street and Grand Avenue. Visit with your friends and neighbors and valley visitors while enjoying local art, music and food. Slow Food Roaring Fork will double SNAP benefits up to $20. We honor Farmacy and WIC vouchers. Our market has been made possible through our many local sponsors including Alpine Bank 1st Bank, SGM, and the city of Glenwood Springs.

Glenwood’s Downtown Market is looking for a few new board members to join the team and share new ideas.

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