As it gets cool and wet, it’s time to start thinking about soups |

As it gets cool and wet, it’s time to start thinking about soups

Sharill Hawkins
Glenwood Downtown Market
Brett Thompson, chef de cuisine at the Pullman, tasting and buying fruits and vegetables at Glenwood’s Downtown Market for the restaurant.
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It’s mid-September, and the leaves are beginning to change color. We are having lots of rain and cooler nights. It’s time to make your favorite soup recipe using your garden produce or stock up at the market with vegetables and herbs. On these rainy days, make a big batch of soup or stew and freeze it for the days when the snow is blowing.

This week in the cooking demonstration tent we’ll have some soup recipes for you to try at home. You will also be able to sample a soup that uses the late summer vegetables. Take a seat by the cooking tent at 5:30 p.m. in the park. This will be the last cooking demonstration of the year.

The Pullman and Town along with Four Mile Creek Bed and Breakfast have been the cooking demonstration sponsors this season. We want to thank all the chefs that have donated their time to share their skills and imagination.

On the market website,, there is more information about the market including all the incredible businesses that sponsor the market. They have made it possible to bring the market to Glenwood Springs for nine years (16 weeks every year).

Brett Thompson, chef de cuisine at The Pullman, visits the market every week to buy from our produce vendors. He includes the fresh products in his menu choices at the restaurant. This time of the year The Pullman also starts to preserve some of the summer’s fruits and vegetables. Look for their canning jars filled with Colorado products at the restaurant. They will be there waiting to give their customers a taste of the market this winter.

Singer/songwriter Caleb Whittington, his son Parker and friends are performing at the market this week from 5:30-8 p.m. The Whittingtons’ interest in music began with Caleb’s granddad, who played the banjo with relatives. The sounds of Roger Miller, Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash and Caleb’s originals will fill the park. Our music sponsor this week is Carpet One.

The last Tuesday market is Sept. 24, but the market board also brings Oktoberfest to Glenwood Springs on Saturday Sept. 28, in Centennial Park, Grand Ave and Ninth Street. If anyone is interested in volunteering a few hours for the event call Nancy Page at 274-2066. It’s another opportunity to visit with friends, neighbors and visitors in our community.

We’re looking forward to seeing you this Tuesday at the Downtown Market from 4-8 p.m.

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