Kids provide cooking demo at Tuesday market in Glenwood Springs |

Kids provide cooking demo at Tuesday market in Glenwood Springs

Sharill Hawkins
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Flower bouquets from Z's Orchards

We’re in the heat of the summer, and this will be the sixth week of the Glenwood Downtown Market’s season. This Tuesday is a market about family, flowers and fun in our community.

Melanie Cardiff, of Melanie’s Kid’s Kitchen, will be in the cooking demo tent at 6 p.m. with her young cooking students. The recipe for success in Melanie’s Kid’s Kitchen cooking studio is to combine one part reading, a dash of math, a pinch of time management, several cups of nutritious food ideas and lots of fun. In her classes, boys and girls ages 8 and up have the opportunity to combine many ingredients for a unique, utilitarian and delicious experience. Melanie’s students will be demonstrating one of their favorite recipes. Bring the family to watch and plan a meal that everyone can help prepare.

The “Kids Korner” is also continuing at the market. Leslie Way and Irma Sanic will help 4- to 9-year-olds make a craft of their choice while their parents shop at the market.

To brighten up your dinner table this week, my picks of the week are the incredible flower bouquets from Z’s Orchard and Delicious Orchards. Z’s Orchards and Produce is a family-owned and -operated farm located in Palisade. This is their fifth season at our market, offering a wide variety of produce and full bunches of flowers that always include a surprise addition. Carol is a joy to talk to about her products and their farm. They offer guided tours of their orchard every Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Delicious Orchards from Hotchkiss is also a family-run business. Jeff Schwartz and his family are dedicated to quality foods, sustainable agricultural practices and local community enrichments. Their business includes producing Big B’s Juices, North Fork Cellars, North Fork Produce, Delicious Orchard’s Farm Store, U-Pick Fruits, World Cafe, and Abbarotes Aiya. At last Tuesday’s Market their flower bouquets were a stunning mixture of soft yellow flowers including scented lilies.

We’ll have a full night of local music this Tuesday. The opening act from 4-5 p.m. are The Ute City Rangers. Jim Hawkins has been busy writing words and music for a CD this past year. He’ll be performing with his friend Fred Hamilton of Gainesville, Fla. Their CD, “Two Moons on the Nickel,” tells stories of the old and new West, including a Doc Holiday tune, a ballad commemorating the fallen firefighters of the Storm King Fire and “Aspen Gal. “From 5-6 p.m., Steve Shute and Jim Drolet, two locals, will be singing and strumming “Songs with a Story,” nothing fancy, just two guitars, voices and several decades of “what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger.” The a capella group from Glenwood Mixed Emotions will take the stage at 6 p.m. and play till dusk. The members – Bob Shively, Erin Wiencek, Jan and Steve Shute, Heidi Paul, Brad Swartz and Kathryn Palmer – have sung together for three years. Their songs are old and new favorites that you will know. The music this week is sponsored by Juicy Lucy’s Steakhouse.

Stop by the market tent to see our list of all the sponsors for this year’s Downtown Market. Copy Copy has also just joined our sponsors by offering to donate our preseason printing of posters, vendor applications and market rack cards for the 2010 season. The market board of directors, our farmers, vendors, musicians, chefs and our community want to thank all of our sponsors for their support.

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