Glenwood Springs Downtown Market welcomes several new vendors |

Glenwood Springs Downtown Market welcomes several new vendors

Sharill Hawkins
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Bountiful baskets of produce at the mid-season Tuesday Glenwood Downtown Market.

The Tuesday Glenwood Market has several new vendors. The Lavender Lady at Cherry Blossom Farms, Carol Mueller, and potter and soap maker Joyce Webb have both joined the market for midseason.

My pick of the week is the lavender cookies from the Lavender Lady Carol Mueller. She also has lavender plants, dried lavender, “Celebrate Lavender Festival” cookbooks, and lavender lotions all for sale in her booth. I spotted several Glenwood Garden Club members gathering under Carol’s tent.

Local potter and artist Joyce Webb is now exhibiting in the park. Joyce has filled her ceramic soap dishes with her handmade soaps. Nature inspired cards, ceramic frames and mirrors complete her display.

In the market’s “Summer of Love” tent this week you will find decorated flowerpots for those last plants that you still haven’t planted. The “Summer of Love” market poster is now available on T-shirts.

Our produce vendors tables are a bountiful display of baskets filled with fruits and vegetables for the first week in August. Skip, our mid-season peach and apricot farmer is back. He sold out last week so visit him early in the market. Clark Family Orchard is the third largest grower in the valley with 25,000 fruit trees. You will want to eat some of their delicious peaches even before you get them home.

Eating some of your market produce without cooking it, is the theme for our “uncooking” demonstration this week. Mary Whalen had a “Healthy Cooking” business for more than 10 years. She’s been a personal chef, specializing in clients with specific dietary needs. Mary was part of a team that initiated the “wellness policy” for the Aspen School District last year. That policy put salad bars in the elementary and middle schools and made more fresh fruit and vegetables available to the students and faculty.

The last two years, she has focused on Vegan Raw Food, which is uncooked, unprocessed, live food and the richest sources of enzymes, vitamins, essential fatty acids and fiber. Mary has trained extensively at Living Light International Culinary Art School, working “hands on” in their kitchen. She recently received certification in the Science and Nutrition of Raw Foods. This Tuesday at 6 p.m., Mary’s Raw Food Demonstration will be preparing a “Chocolate Silk Pie.” It’s guilt free, contains no dairy and no sugar. So stop by to have a taste and ask Mary questions about preparing raw food from the market.

The opening music act from 4-5:30 p.m. is the Carter Colia Band. You will usually see Carter at the market serving up his refreshing snow cones, but this week he’ll also be entertaining us. Carter is one of our Glenwood High School participants at the market. At 5:30 p.m. Craig and Lorraine Curry will be making their second appearance of the season. Market goers can enjoy their music until the market closes at dusk. Our music this week is sponsored by Pine Stone Co.

The market board and our vendors want to thank the students in the Glenwood Springs High School award-winning drum ensemble for their help again this year with set-up and take down of the market each Tuesday. The students and their parents help each week with loading and unloading, setting up barricades, and cleaning up the park. They are raising money to attend a national competition.

See you at the market and remember to stop by the market booth to sign up for our weekly drawing for a market bag filled with market products.

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