Downtown Market cooks up pesto pasta |

Downtown Market cooks up pesto pasta

Sharill Hawkins
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Submitted PhotoMolly Rose Rumery from Osage Gardens will be doing the cooking demonstration this week at the Downtown Market.

Peaches, pasta and Curry are a recipe for fun at this Tuesday’s Glenwood Downtown Market. The third farmers market of the season opens at 4 p.m. July 7 at Ninth and Grand Avenue.

Western slope peaches will make their first appearance in our six produce vendors’ displays this week.

The cherries will still have a big presence along with beets, rainbow chard, salad greens, summer squash, onions, carrots, tomatoes, turnips and snap peas.

Molly Rose Rumery from Osage Gardens will be preparing a vegetable pesto pasta using a variety of the market vegetables at the 6 p.m. cooking demonstration. Osage Gardens is a family farm dedicated to growing organic culinary herbs and produce since 1992. Their farm and greenhouses are located just west of New Castle. They have 26 acres of organically certified land. Two acres of organic herbs and vegetables are grown under a greenhouse cover. Tom and Sarah Rumery shared their pesto recipe with our market goers at last year’s market, and this year their daughter Molly Rose will add their pesto to her vegetable pasta recipe. Molly will be using pasta from Pappardelle’s Pasta.

Julie Bloomingdale will be at Tuesday’s market with the wide variety of pasta choices from Pappardelle’s Pasta Co. Pappardelle’s has been shaping colorful, flavorful pasta dough into edible art since 1984. Julie offers a variety of dried and frozen pasta plus sauces. The products are all natural and are made in small batches, using time-tested traditional methods. Their ravioli fillings are handmade, ensuring they are rich and textured. Check their website ( to see the variety of pasta they offer.

My picks for the tastiest products at last week’s market are our two smoked salmon vendors. Chef Joel Neobold offers soups and chowders and a selection of dips. Joel also has a recipe sheet at his display with simple dinner ideas for smoked salmon. Andrew Osborne of Eagle Smoked Salmon offers pepper, dill, pastrami and plain salmon smoked over a peachwood fire.

Live music will start at 4 p.m. this Tuesday. Karen White, a Glenwood Springs local, will be playing her flute. Karen performs with the Symphony in the Valley. At 5:30, local favorites Craig and Lorraine Curry will be performing. They are one of the most popular musical groups at the market. The music sponsors this week are Rocky Mountain Neuroadvantage and Fell Real Estate.

The nonprofit booth this week is a group of Colorado master gardeners. They will be demonstrating the art of making compost and answering any questions about home composting for your garden.

Remember to stop by the Downtown Market’s booth to sign up for our weekly giveaway of a basket of market products, including everything from produce to peach chutney. We also have balsamic vinegar and olive oils from Orchard Valley in Hotchkiss, market bags, oilcloths and brightly colored Tubtrugs for sale. Remember that we can accept charge cards at the market this year. See you on Tuesday.

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