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Tuesday at the Downtown Market: Town chef, folk music and donuts

Elisabeth Worrell
Glenwood Downtown Market
Singer-songwriter Jim Hawkins
Staff Photo |

This week at Glenwood Springs’ Downtown Market:

Donuts, not just for breakfast anymore.

Brad Matthews of Ajax Donuts serves up hot, freshly made mini donuts with various homemade sauces and toppings. The scent of frying donuts is mouthwatering. What could complement your donuts better than a cup of Bonfire organic coffee? Also served are fantastic root beer floats that are made with Zuberfizz root beer. Zuberfizz is handcrafted in small quantities at the Durango Soda Co. Brad is also a full-service caterer for private parties and weddings.

This week in the demo tent will be Josh Oakley, head chef, from Town restaurant in Carbondale. The restaurant is owned by Mark Fischer who also owns The Pullman in Glenwood Springs. Mark generously sponsors the cooking demonstrations at the market each summer, in line with his aim for both restaurants: connecting community through eating. The ever changing menu at Town reflects its chef’s dedication to the use of locally grown, seasonal produce. Come by the demo tent for Josh’s creative take on summer fare. The demonstration begins each week at 5:30 p.m.

This week, Jim Hawkins will be performing beginning at 5:30. Jim is a Colorado singer and songwriter. He draws from his experiences growing up in Wyoming, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado to tell stories of the new and old West. Jim is a retired Denver Fire Department firefighter and medic as well an old desert rat, who spent much of his youth in the Sonoran deserts of Arizona. When Jim is not singing and songwriting, you can find him at Four Mile Creek Bed and Breakfast with wife, Sharill. This week’s music sponsor is Liz Armstrong.

The 2014 annual Pie Contest will be on Tuesday, Aug. 12. It will not be Aug. 21 as previously mentioned. Be thinking about your entry and come join the fun. There are three categories: fruit, cream and exotic. The pies should be delivered by 3:30 p.m. Judging will take place at 4 p.m. and sales by the slice will start at 5. For more information call 618-3650.

CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, are specially trained volunteers, appointed by the Juvenile Court to monitor the well-being and safety of children placed in foster care due to abuse and neglect. CASA volunteers come from all walks of life, with a variety of professional, educational, and ethnic backgrounds. Stop by the CASA booth and find out more about this nonprofit organization.

Thanks to the Glenwood Springs Tourism Board, Alpine Bank, Community Broadband Network and many others for making the Glenwood’s Downtown Market the place to be on Tuesdays. Join your friends, your neighbors and visitors at the market.

Find the freshest early summer produce while enjoying local art, music, food and friends. Vendors are accepting WIC and SNAP benefits. We still double the value of SNAP benefits up to $20. This double the value is made possible by Slow Foods.

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