Glenwood Springs Downtown Market has become a Tuesday night tradition |

Glenwood Springs Downtown Market has become a Tuesday night tradition

April E. ClarkGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Kelley Cox Post Independent

GLENWOOD SPRINGS The Last Minute String Band had toes tapping.Kettle corn made mouths water.And fresh flowers added a fragrance to the summer air as Glenwoods Downtown Market made its annual return to Centennial Park.Its become a Tuesday evening tradition.I like to be downtown supporting the local vendors, said Emily Sullivan, of Glenwood Springs. Its nice to bring people downtown.A small audience spanning several generations gathered around the music tent to hear live Americana. Cook a la Cartes culinary demonstration illustrated a fresh approach to pesto sauce with a much-anticipated tasting to follow.Browsing the vendor booths, Glenwood Springs resident Anthony Fox was happy to see the market back for the season. Fox said he enjoys the food at the summer event, which takes place from 4 p.m. to dusk Tuesdays through Sept. 23 in Centennial Park in downtown Glenwood.Lots of free samples and stuff, he said. Its just cool.Fox prefers the fresh fruits, vegetables and pasta the Downtown market offers. Hes also a fan of the sausages cooked up every week on the spot.Will he be back next week?Every Tuesday, he said, followed by a smile.Four-year-old Savannah Carter Hastings whose mother Sydney Hastings offered chair massages at her wellness booth also doted on the food. Shes looking forward to fresh-from-the-orchard apples the market sells later in the summer.And the musics not bad either.I like to dance, too, she said.Not only does the food and live music appeal to marketgoers, but handcrafted jewelry, back and neck massages, henna body art and Colorado wines are also a draw. Jewelry vendor Thutop Yuthok, originally of Tibet, has returned to the Downtown Market for the second summer because of the keen interest in his culture and his craft. Yuthok travels to Tibet once a year for handmade jewelry and accessories.Its very traditional Tibetan (jewelry), he said. Ive found that people here really like the Asian culture.Contact April Clark: 384-9115aclark@postindependent.comPost Independent, Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO

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